Tips for working from home?
Murderbear Cold Spring, Ky
So, after everyone has been doing it for what, four to five months? I start a new job tomorrow (eep!) and after a day of orientation, I will continue my training and work from home. I thought it could be fun to see if there was anything people have maybe learned about themselves or their work habits that could be helpful to someone doing this for the first time.
I am 'working' right now.
Be 'there' on a schedule
Reset for short periods of time
'There' should be as separate as you can arrange
Distractions I allow - streaming audio - yes (I can keep working) / streaming video - no (I find that I cannot work)
Limit your time on Baldmove to no more than 2 of your 8 hours
Don't let yourself get in the habit of working in pj's or in sweats. When I worked from home, I found that getting ready for my day just as if I were going to my office really helped get my motivation up for the day, which kept my productivity up. If you let yourself get in the mindset of "I'm at home, so I can chill in my pj's & watch tv", you'll notice a marked decrease in your motivation & productivity. Also, no drinking until the workday's over. Yeah, you're working from home but you never know when your boss will call or want to Zoom with you, etc.
And congrats again on the new job!