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Prior to the coronavirus, working from home/remote was highly desired by many people. It’s the flexibility, the lack of commute, the reduction of distractions, the ability to travel and live anywhere, including outside of major cities, the increased productivity and of course, the ability to be closer to one’s family. By now most of us are working from home or self-quarantining ourselves through this unprecedented time.
As we all adjust to our new normal, it’s important to continue a routine that makes life feel as normal as possible. Working remotely can be really great, especially on things like gas and eating out. However, when you’re forced to work at home full-time with no idea when you can return back to the office, figuring out how to make the best of it can be a challenge. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula so we’re sharing some best practices for working from home that will make life feel “normal” again:
- Create a daily routine for the week
- Schedule in time for breaks
- Don’t neglect self-care
- Maintain regular work hours
- Keep a dedicated office space
- Set ground rules for your space
So, whether you follow this recommended list or only incorporate a few tips, working from home is all about what you make of it. There’s no cookie-cutter rule book but it’s important to maximize productivity. Outside of being about to relax in your pajamas while working, over time you will find yourself saving money and being able to get more done around the house.
Are you able to work from home? Full-time, part-time? Do you enjoy it over going into the office?