Tips for Working Remotely (at Home)
Eliminate Distractions, Bolster Productivity
Working remotely comes with many benefits, like having a flexible schedule, being home with your child or pet, and not having to deal with a long commute to the office. It may sound like a dream, but it can also be difficult to find a balance between your work life and your home life. So, we did some research and came up with 6 tips on how best to work remotely (while at home).
Balance Your Daily Routine
Find a daily routine that helps you avoid feeling burnt out from work. Making time for a hobby or exercising each day can help you stay fresh and active. It can also help you balance out a hectic work life and your personal health.
- Find your daily routine
- Make time for a hobby or exercise
- Balance work spending time outside your home office
Be Your Own Boss, Be Disciplined
Create a balanced schedule focused on work time, personal time and outdoor time. Dividing up your schedule can help you focus on each better; work, body, and mind.
- Be loyal to your schedule
- Divide work time from personal time and being outside
- Keep improving your schedule while you progress
Effectiveness is Key
Everyone works better at certain times during the day. Manage your schedule in a way that helps you use your most productive and energetic time wisely. Eat when you want, exercise first thing in the morning and work when you’re most energetic to get the most productive outcome.
- Know when you are most productive and use that time wisely
- Manage your schedule around your most effective time
- Focus on getting a productive outcome
Take Small Steps to Change
Start making small changes to your schedule to make a big impact in the future. Little tweaks can help you create a more effective workflow that won’t create burn out.
- Tweak your schedule for an effective workflow
- Divide work hours to avoid burnout
- Add different activities to avoid a repetitive routine
Short Term Goals for the Win
Setting short term goals can help build confidence while working towards long term goals. They can also be used as motivation and momentum towards your long term goal. Short term goals can serve as mark-points for the final finish line.
- Use short term goals as mark-points
- Think of short term goals as rewards
- Setting small goals helps build confidence for the long term goal
Working remotely can keep you in a cave, so watch out! Keep interacting with your coworkers and friends. Staying connected will help with your mental health and team communication. Don’t always work at your home office. Changing locations can give you a fresh perspective.
- Go out for lunch, coffee or a jog with friends or team members.
- Video calls work well when there is no time for in-person meetings
- Change your working locations. Go to a fresh environment to avoid burnout.