With the current COVID-19 crisis, many employees are unexpectedly working from home. This can be a really tough transition! With no need to drag yourself into the office and no coworkers peering over your shoulder, it can be tempting to let productivity slide and abandon your normal routine. However, as a kick-ass career woman, you must forge on! Here's my top three tips for working from home:
1. Create a Schedule
When working from home, you need to create some structure for your workday. Sit down and write out a schedule for yourself. Block out a start time, a lunch hour, and an end time. Don't be tempted to let your work creep into the rest of your life and work constantly. On the opposite side, make sure you're putting in the hours you need to to get your job done well.
2. Brush Your Hair
It can be tempting to wear your pajamas all day and skip your normal morning routine. However, you'll feel more productive when you make them time to pull yourself together. Take a shower, brush your hair, and pull some clothes on. I won't judge you if every now and then that just means a clean pair of pajamas, but make sure you're in a routine to start your workday. Pull that hair up into a bun, brush your teeth, and get to work!
3. Create a Work Space
One of the easiest ways to get distracted is by not having a dedicated work space. Ideally this would be a desk in a low-traffic area, but it could be an end of your dining room table, a folding table in your bedroom- wherever you have space. This will also help you mentally leave work at the end of the day. By separating your work space from your home space, you can maintain your focus, then disconnect at the end of the day.
As always, I'm here to support you during this time of transition! Feel free to comment or drop us an email and I'd be more than happy to offer my advice and support during this uncertain time!