Today we’re sharing some helpful tips for working from home to help get you through these unprecedented times. These are some of our favorites and we thought you’d appreciate them, too.
10 Helpful Tips for Working at Home
Have a Separate Work Space
Separate your work and day-to-day life by having separate spaces. Set up your office in a location that you can step away from outside of your work hours. This will allow you to avoid having your work life and every day life run together.
Set Ground Rules
Discuss your expectations for noise-level and distractions during your work hours with your family and friends who may be around.
Establish & Maintain A Morning Routine
When working in an office, everyone has a routine to wake up, get ready, eat breakfast, drive to work, etc. When you work from home, that routine changes. Establishing and maintaining a morning routine for yourself to signify the start of a workday is an important factor. If this means making coffee, going for a run, or making breakfast, be sure to create a morning routine even while working from home.
A Space to Focus
Be sure to set up your home work space in a location you can best focus and “zone in.” Think about noises and distractions that could occur in your selected location.
Don’t sit in bed or on the couch all day – have a flat desk space with a chair to encourage good posture and productivity.
Make a To-Do List
Make a daily and/or weekly to-do list for yourself. This will help you stay on track with your tasks at hand.
Take a Full Lunch Break
When it is time to take a break or your lunch break – take it! Step away from your workspace, walk outside or eat lunch. Take the entire time designated by your organization for these breaks. Do not break for 10 minutes when you have a full 30 minutes. Everyone’s brain needs and deserves a break!
Communicate With Your Team
Communicate with your team and colleagues even more than you normally would. You are still a team and need to work together and communicate to meet your goals collectively!
Trust yourself and be confident in your work so you can reach your goals. Working from home is a huge change for many – Don’t forget your work ethic, knowledge, and skills in your career will get you through. Stay true to yourself, stay organized, and crush those goals!
Don’t Hesitate to Ask Questions
If you are struggling or have questions – reach out to your supervisor or colleagues! Call, chat, or video conference a co-worker or manager to ask for help or to talk out your problem!
Have a routine and stay organized. Take lots of notes during meetings and calls. Use your time wisely to reach your goals and complete your tasks for the day and the week.
Did we miss anything? What would you add to this list? Are you currently working from home? We’d love to know!
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