Working from home has become much more of the "norm" for many people these days. It can be a wonderful thing, but it can also be really challanging. Take it from someone who has worked from home for her last 2 jobs, it can be tricky navigating work life and home life--the lines between the two can become easily blurred. Take a peek below at some of my tips & tricks that work to help keep me on track both professionally and personally.
Tips & Tricks - How to work from home successfully
-Make a schedule or routine for yourself and stick to it (This is not always easy for me, but I feel much better and I am more productive when I follow a schedule).
-Always get up & get dressed. Even if you pull your hair up and put on a cute workout outfit; get ready for your day. It puts you in the right mindset
-Make a weekly list for Monday through Friday and write down your daily tasks and accomplishments. Once you finish each; cross it off. There is something very rewarding in being able to remove things from your "to-do list."
-Take a break. Get outside--breathe some fresh air; take a brisk walk around the block. Getting your blood flowing helps your cognitive skills. This is a great tip for office dwellers as well!
-Be sure to take your lunch break. It can be really easy to get wrapped up in everything when you're at home and skip lunch or eat at your desk. Get up; go make a lunch; sit somewhere different. When you return to your work,
you will be refreshed.
-Schedule meetings, calls, lunch dates, afternoon cocktails. These are all great ways to help get you out of the house and socializing with others. Working from home can be mundane and isolating, so you will have to make
the extra effort to plan things with colleagues and friends.
-Have a designated work area. A specific room or desk is awesome, but you don't have to have that to be successful. Even if it is one spot or end of your dining table, make that your space and do your very best to only do your work from that space. This helps keep the home-life and work-life separated
-Keep office hours for yourself. Working from home is convenient and can be flexible, but it can also easily become "work from anywhere all the time." Setting specific work hours helps keep you on track and focused.
-It's ok to throw in a load of laundry or unload the dishwasher. Go easy on yourself; working from home has many convenient perks; don't abuse them but certainly use them. It's ok to take a few minutes to get things going or in order.
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-Lucite Tape Dispenser
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-Lucite Paper Organizer
-Note Pad - here
Thanks for reading, y'all!!
Hope these little bits of advice help! Comment & let me know if you have any others to add!
Cheers to a productive new year!