The coronavirus has changed our way of life. One of the biggest challenges we face during this time is quarantine. Many relationships are under excessive pressure. When combined with both spouses working out of their home, the results can be disastrous. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips for working at home with your husband.
Set Clear Boundaries
The most important advice we can give is to set clear boundaries. Communicate with your husband what you expect throughout the day and encourage him to do the same. The two of you must understand what the other expects to spare disagreements.
Create Your Own Space
When you and your husband are both working from home, it can be difficult. Both of you have obligations and responsibilities to your job and each other. You must create your own space. This ensures productivity while limiting the number of distractions. It would be awful if your husband’s work call interrupted your video business call.
Schedule Breaks Together
Working from home can be isolating. You lose the social aspect of working in an office. Use your work-time to complete assignments, but use your breaks to socialize with your husband. If the two of you take your breaks together it could make the eight-hour workday pass by more quickly.
Separate Work from Personal
When you work from home, it can feel like your on-call all the time. Avoid this by separating your work from your personal life. If you were working in the office, you would have a specified start and stop time. These times shouldn’t disappear because you are working from home.
It can be difficult to turn off ‘work mode’ when you never leave the office. Once you’ve put in your hours, it’s time to mentally clock out. Leave work conversations in the time designated for working. Once your work is done, try to talk about other things. This could save your marriage.
Demand Respect and Give It
Both of you had a routine before quarantine was a thing. It’s important to respect each other’s routines. Discuss your schedules and create a plan. Maybe you enjoy taking a walk after work. You can still do this while working at home. As long as the two of you show each other respect, you can make it through quarantine. Working from home could be fun.