How do you balance your work life and your personal life when working remotely?

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VP, Director of Cyber Incident Response in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
Even though I work at home all the time, when the pandemic started, I recognized that I was starting to spend too much time in three rooms: my bedroom, kitchen and the office. I wasn't using the rest of my house. To address that, I got my personal computer out of my office and moved it into the kitchen. That ensured that I would use different parts of the house.

Then I decided that when I'm done working for the day, I'm closing the office door and walking away. So if I start going back into that corner of the house, I have that visual cue to remind me, "Do I really need to go into that room? I've got hobby stuff in that room, but that work computer is in there, so do I really need to go in?"
Director of IT in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
For folks who had family members at home with them, the dynamic of home life really contributed to these weird hours. And I wonder if we'll forget that part. It was such a major contributor. At least I can say that it was for me. The way I had to structure my day looked completely different, so part of the historical imprint of this time will be interesting in how we remember it.
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Senior Executive Advisor in Software, 10,001+ employees

Definitely. And I think it will also make us better people because we've started to value life experiences as more than just the rat race of working in an office. At least, that's the way I'm looking at it.

vChief Information Security Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I set specific times for when I’m working and turn off after that (baring any emergencies).

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