9 Tips to Make Adjusting to Remote Work A Whole Lot Easier

Remote Working Tips

Let’s admit it, we all have been affected by the current pandemic situation. The coronavirus has already had a profound impact on the world. If it all works out for the best or the worst remains to be seen, but right now what’s important is how we deal with the ongoing response in our immediate environment.

The reality is that many of us have suddenly found ourselves moored at home, possibly juggling between homeschooling the kids along with our regular workload. The topic of remote work being a blessing or a curse is hotly debated and highly subjective.

Regardless, here are 9 tips on how to improve and make the most out of your newfound everyday routine.

1. Commit to balance

Mind-body balance is the most important factor for success no matter what’s happening around us. Find your way to keep your body and mind as peaceful as possible. It can be as simple as meditating for 5 minutes every morning or evening.

Make sure that nobody disturbs you for those 5 minutes every day. It might be challenging, but 5 minutes is doable for everyone, so no excuses here. Sit down in a comfortable position with your back straight and concentrate on your breathing. Let your thoughts come and go. Accept reality. Breathe out all the frustration you might have.

After introducing this routine into your life you’ll be surprised by the constructive results and you’ll thank the pandemic for providing you with a chance to actually pause for a moment and breathe deep.

Add to that 5-10 minutes of physical exercise and you will be a new person in a few weeks. Yoga, pilates, stretching, martial arts, you name it. You can find stellar wellness resources overflowing with all the possible tutorials on YouTube. You only need to commit.

2. Dress for success

If you’re not careful, it can be very tempting to make pajamas your official working from home uniform. But do all you can to fight the urge. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with relaxing your look, but don’t trade in all of your button-downs for sweatpants just yet.

You might find that getting dressed up before getting to work actually helps to maintain a certain degree of normalcy. So when your alarm clock rings, you really should hop in the shower and get dressed

The attire you choose to don can have a significant impact on your productivity levels, so set yourself up for success. As cliche as it may sound, when you look good you really do tend to feel better, so put on your favorite comfy blouse and commute on over to your new remote office. 

3. Improvise a workspace

Have a workspace where you can concentrate. It may be a challenge if the entire square footage of your home is your limit but think about it creatively. There is a joke circulating on the internet about traveling plans for a weekend with a map of an apartment. Try to take a look...