Making The Best of Working At Home
March 17, 2020
In these uncertain times, many of us have decided to work at home. I want to share with you a few tips I've learned to make the best of my home office.
Get dressed. Here's my confession. I do get up and get dressed, but when working at home I skip the make-up and the heels.
Have a place to work. That means not in bed or on the sofa (as tempting as that may seem).
Keep to a schedule. There's a time to work and a time to relax.
Find an accountability buddy. Check-in with your colleague or friend at the beginning and end of the day. I've found this to be the most helpful thing I've learned.
Have a plan and share it with your team. It will help them and you.
Use digital tools to communicate with your team. Don't just email. Remember everyone works differently.
Limit distractions. I think of this as a mindfulness exercise. What am I avoiding by checking social media rather than writing?
Learn something new. WITI offers many webinars
and online coaching circles
Take breaks. Go for a walk. Call a friend. Write in your journal. Don't just stare at the screen all day.
Treat yourself well. This is a hard adjustment. Turn off the news and listen to a song. You can always turn the news back on. It's 24/7.
We're all getting used to the reality of current times, but WITI is there for you as a professional organization. I would love to hear your thoughts about how your work has changed since the pandemic. My email is email@example.com
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