We’ve all been forced to work remotely for the past months. And it’s all for our safety. But are we safe from the wrath of our special someone?
Not everyone is adept at work-from-home. You might be working-from-home for quite some time, but your spouse might be new to the #NewNormal. And this fated encounter can lead to some random arguments.
“Have you cleaned the dishes?!”
“PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THE KIDS! I’M IN A VIDEO MEETING!”
“Don’t use Tiktok during my working hours!”
And the list of arguments goes on. It begs the question, how not to hate your spouse when you’re both working from home? Let’s see some tips we gathered from our FFAC couples!
Devotional or Meditation Time + Goals for the Day
It’s good to start with a prayer or a calming meditation routine in the morning. Just like our FFAC member here:
It can prepare you for the patience you need to get your goals for the day.
Respect Each Other’s Schedule
A schedule is sacred to get things done. But on top of your work schedule, home tasks are just facing your head-on. This is how our FFAC member makes it work:
You need to synchronize your schedule for the day and work hand-in-hand with your spouse.
Act as If You are Working in the Office
When you’re working from home, it’s difficult to separate work tasks from home tasks. Do you need to clean the bathroom, or do you finish your deliverables?
For beginners, acting as if you are working in the office is a good start. Ask yourself, if you’re working in an office, do you use your time to clean the bathroom? In a Home office, who does what? Let’s see how our FFAC member handles it:
And in an office, there might be people who gossip behind your back. In a home office, those annoying opinions might come from your spouse. So if your spouse is becoming a bit*h, you need to be patient. *Sings Kumbaya*
Act as Each Others In-house HR
There are times when you passionately hate someone from your team because of insert-your-perfectly-good-reason. What do you do then? Our FFAC member does:
Be each other’s in-house HR. Remind your spouse about their strengths and be a source of positivity in your Work-From-Home setup.
The Internet is Divine!
The internet is the lifeblood of your remote working career. With the “fast and reliable” internet in the Philippines, this can be a source of arguments in your household. This is how our FFAC member solves it:
If you don’t want to hit each other with internet problems, the solutions above can be useful.
Prepare for the “Time of the Month”
Sometimes, it’s a hormonal thing. For the guys out there, here is what our FFAC member has to say:
Clearly, it’s just the situation. Make sure to still unwind and disconnect during the weekends.
It’s Not Playtime!
When you’re together with your spouse, you might be busy working, but the urge is there. This is the clamor of one of our FFAC members:
So be wary. Your spouse might just hit you for being annoying.
Or is it? *wink*
There is really a time for everything. Time for work. Time for play. And this is what our FFAC has to say:
Utilize your break time and free time for fun! *wink* *wink*
You might be at your wit’s end with your partner working-from-home. Take it from our FFAC members and have a harmonious relationship while you reach your goals in your humble abode.