In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies made the switch to remote work for those who were able to do so. This came with mixed results, as some people thrive in an office environment and the social connections it offers. Others, however, benefit from being remote, even if it’s just a day or two a week.

While some companies are calling their workforce back to their brick-and-mortar locations, many have embraced allowing their workers to continue partial or fulltime remote work indefinitely. While this is great news for some, others struggle to maintain work-life balance while navigating this new territory of remote work. It can be hard to step away from work when your office is now your home.

Here are a few tips to help you transition to remote work and keep work “at work”:

Keep a morning routine. Just because you are working from home and can skip the commute doesn’t mean you should make it a habit of hitting snooze until you have 10 minutes to roll out of bed and rush to your computer. Set a time to wake up, take a shower, make yourself breakfast, and start your day off right. Think of it like when you would come into the office early to put away your lunch, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and set up your workspace. It just felt like you were setting yourself up to be on top of the day. With that extra time from skipping your commute, maybe you could do five minutes of meditation each morning.

Set boundaries. When working in an office, it’s easy to set boundaries. If you are an hourly employee, you have scheduled start and stop times that are enforced by your company. You are also encouraged and reminded by coworkers to take breaks. However, many remote workers struggle to say “no” to one more call or to requests like, “Hey, I need you to take care of this.”

Because of this, remote workers often wind up neglecting their breaks and find themselves working past their set hours. To avoid being viewed as lazy and unproductive (a common stereotype associated with remote work), many remote workers also report feeling pressured to respond to requests made by mangers and team members even if they are on their breaks. To maintain boundaries, try setting a timer or phone alarm for your daily lunch and other breaks. Also, set a warning alarm 30-minutes before the end of your day. This will allow you to wrap up loose ends and prioritize how you are going to attack the next day.

Physically getting up and walking away from your workspace will help you enjoy your breaks, even if it is to sit in another room or take in some fresh air. Make it clear to your team you will not be available until you return. They are professionals, they can handle 30 minutes without you.

Have a designated workspace. Regardless of how comfy as your couch may be or how amazing the view may be from your breakfast nook, having to set up and take down your workspace can be stressful. Also, most of us use physical documents and notes that might be sensitive, so we must constantly put these away at the end of the night. Having a designated workspace allows you to set yourself up for a successful day, and spend less time pulling out your hair while looking for that lost file (that might have dropped under the couch). If you can, designate a space not in your central living area so you can “leave” your work area and not be constantly reminded of it as you go about the rest of your day. An already established home office can be a great designated work area. However, you can also use a corner of your guest room or part of a large closet. Garages are also a great space—if you have climate control.

Find hobbies. It can be hard to step away from work when it is also the place where you should be able to relax. Make sure you are engaging in hobbies you are passionate about and will help you disconnect mentally from work and break up your work week. You get bonus points if your hobby gets you out of the house or socializing with others. Consider taking an online painting class, such as “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross, which has free YouTube episodes. Also consider exploring nearby bike paths, doing some back-yard agility training with your pet or learning to code. The possibilities are endless.

Work-life balance is not too much different whether you’re in the office or remote. At the end of the day, it boils down to setting yourself up with a constructive space, setting boundaries, and making sure you are working to live, not living to work. Remote work does provide a few more hurdles, but it also offers different ways to exercise work-life balance. Each situation is different, so try different things and see what works best for you.