Working Remotely

Mar 16, 2020

For the next two weeks, I'll be working from home.

I once worked for one year and a half remotely and learned a lot about maintaining focus.

Here are some tips for those of you who are going through this experience for the first time:

  1. Resist the temptation of waking up and starting to work right away. Take your time. Have breakfast. Read a little bit. Then start.

  2. Go exercise and have a shower before the day starts. This will completely change your productivity. It's an investment of time.

  3. Routine is not your enemy. Routine is your best ally.

  4. Be patient and educate others who live with you. They are probably not used to having you at the house.

  5. Don't eat at your desk. Have lunch away from your computer (and phone).

  6. Overcommunicate and be transparent. If you have to step away for some reason, just change your Slack status and let your team know.

  7. Know when to stop.

What are your personal tips?