What a week, huh? Thursday the texts started rolling in that companies were requiring their staff to work remotely and shortly after, my friends and I had a text chain of work from home tips. I have been working remotely for 7+ years now but even I took away some helpful tips from my friends. SO, if you’re new to working from home or want some fresh ideas to stay productive, here are 10 tips for working remotely.
10 Tips for Working From Home
1. Have a dedicated work space. Now don’t get me wrong, I definitely work from my couch a lot of days but when I work from my office space, I feel so much more productive! If you don’t have a room that you can dedicate to an office space, designate an area of your home. Maybe it’s your kitchen island or kitchen table. My friend has a standing desk converter that she puts on her kitchen island each day. She brings it out every morning and then when her work day is done, the desk gets put away. Make it a habit to create your office each day and put it all away at night.
2. Create a work environment. This goes hand in hand with the last one but make sure your space feels like work! Play calm music, keep your space tidy so it feels like the office. Your brain will be more in “work mode” and less in “home mode.”
3. Have a morning routine. Set your alarm to wake up at a certain time and have a morning routine before rolling out of bed and onto your computer. I personally like to tidy my house quick in the morning, brew a cup of coffee and journal before cracking open my computer.
4. Get dressed. This is one I struggle with but it makes such a difference! Get ready as if you were going into the office. If you usually wear business casual clothes, you don’t necessarily have to get that fancy but if you typically shower in the morning, continue the ritual! Do you hair and makeup and put on something that makes you feel like the boss lady you are.