Working Remote - Tips for Success
Is working remote new to you and you’re looking for some tips on the best ways to go about it? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve been working at home or on the road for more than 7 years. Here are the WFH best practices that I’ve found in my experience:
The problem with working from home is sometimes you end up always working. It’s easy to continue to check your emails and work overtime when all your work is easily accessible in your home. To help manage this, I’ve found it’s best to create a designated-working space that is removed from your general living area – ideally where you can close the door (literally and figuratively) on the workday!
Keeping a consistent working space will also help with my next tip…
I know…it’s fun to be home but don’t fall into a funk! Keep your routine. Wake up in the morning and do everything you normally would - get out of your pajamas, shower, do your hair, etc.!
This is good to keep in mind for those of you that work remotely 365 days per year, too, especially if you plan to ever go back into an office. It might be hard to get back into your routine if you fall off track now.
Another routine to lose track of (or lose altogether) is going to the gym, which brings me to…
It’s so easy to stay on your couch or in a chair all day while working. Make a conscious effort to keep active like doing an at-home workout on your lunch break! My personal favorite is Beachbody OnDemand (I linked my coach) or an app like FitPlan, but you can find pretty much any type of workout on YouTube.
To keep it moving during the day, you can walk around your house, yard, or working space while on conference calls. It gets your blood flowing and doesn’t take you away from your work when you need to be there.
Most importantly, make sure to respect your own time. There is an entire world of examples right now as to why slowing down and putting your life and family before anything else is a priority.
Set your hours for work and keep them. Schedule breaks and keep them. Shut down and enjoy the fact you have no commute and take advantage of that extra time. Play with your kids, call a friend, finish the book you’ve been reading. Whatever it is, just be sure to make you and life outside of work a priority.
Be productive and most importantly STAY HEALTHY!
Thanks for reading!
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