Unless you are a complete introvert and don’t like to see or speak to people for extended lengths of time, working from home or being a remote employee can be a bit of a challenge.
I’ve been a remote employee for 8 plus months. I’m still adjusting but wanted to give you some tips and tricks I follow to make the best of working from home.
Have a dedicated workspace
TO DO Lists are life.
Use your calendar(s)!
I utilize a planner, to-do list and my Outlook calendar to get through my day. Juggling the mental load for my family and work can be overwhelming, so I write a lot down between my planner and work to-do list and make sure to note appointments, meetings, and reminders in Outlook.
Working from home can get pretty quiet – make some noise!
I love to play music while I work. Because I’m the only one in the place, I play music through a small blue tooth speaker while I work. I have this one and it fits perfectly on my desk. Whether I’m in the mood to listen to Lizzo or King George (I have an eclectic music collection), I can jam out without disturbing anyone!
Take time away from your work each day to do something for yourself.
- 5 minutes – sit in another room or head outside and meditate or just scroll through Facebook.
- 30 minutes – do yoga or a quick HIIT workout. Take a walk. Clean your kitchen. Do some laundry.
- 1 hour – Take a walk, complete a workout, run errands or get some yard work done.