How to work remotely for the first time
Tips for Working From Home
Act like you’re going into the office.
Have a separate work space.
Don’t forget to take breaks and eat lunch.
Keep your work to-do list and your personal to-do list separate
Keep the same hours.
Trust your team.
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Tips from the rcd geeks
We’ve Been Doing the Remote Thing for A While
“Music is a stimulus and not always helpful. Sometimes music is energizing, sometimes it’s depleting. It might feel weird but it’s okay to work in silence sometimes. If you’re used to coffee shop sounds or office chatter, there are noise generators that can help make your home environment feel more like a workspace.”
Trust Nikki on this one
“Work near a window. It’s so easy to feel isolated in a remote culture and being in a closed-off space can make you feel so reclusive. But natural light can lift moods and is a great way to combat that.”
kristen would know
“Make sure to take breaks like getting up to stretch or take a short walk. Sometimes you may get into the zone with little or no distractions and before you know it you’ve sat in the same position for hours, hunched over the keyboard and now your back hurts and you can’t feel your butt anymore. This can’t just be me, right? ”
Greer is a creature of habit
“Mine is habits. I wake up every morning. Walk Sue. Make my boyfriend coffee and shower. Developing a mindful routine is KEY.”
JOSH IS SHAKING THINGS UP
“Take advantage that you’re home now! If you’re not motivated, lay on the couch for a minute, do your errands around the house, even squeeze a workout in! Taking these short mental breaks away from your ‘office’ can put you in a better mindset. You have the freedom to be efficient at your own pace.”
KAIT IS CHECKING HER LIST
“Have a legit to-do list! I have to-do lists to help me visualize what needs to be done on a daily basis and also to show me that I am actually getting a lot of work done even if it doesn’t feel like it. It’s also just nice to check things off the list. When you work at home you have to be your own motivator and that’s helped me a lot!”
Kelli is staying focused
“My work-from-home tip is to tackle your distractions. If you know that the dishes in the sink, the laundry, or your dogs will hinder you from getting your best work done, schedule time during your day to take care of those things! Allow 15 minutes of chores, 3 times per day. That way, you won’t feel guilty about letting those things eat time in your work day – they’re already accounted for and scheduled in!”