Hi everyone, how are you holding up? We hope you’re staying healthy and safe during this pandemic. A majority of us are working from home, so we wanted to take time and put together tips and best practices for WFH.
Do I HAVE to get dressed?
It’s always good to keep your routine or some form of it. Still wake up a little early, get dressed, have your coffee and breakfast before signing in and logging on for the day! Need some WFH outfit inspo? Check this out: https://www.whowhatwear.com/work-from-home-outfit-ideas
But WHERE will I actually work?
Do you have a designated work space? Maybe it’s your living room, guest bedroom, living room or even your kitchen counter. Treat that space as much as possible like your desk at work. We know it’s hard to not blur the work and home lines when you’re sitting in your living room with little ones running around. Here are some ways to make it work: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-work-from-home-effectively-when-youre-short-on-s-1680417963
I just CAN’T focus!
Okay to be fair you are at home. It’s hard to transition mentally from working to home mode. There’s a lot of ways to go about making the mental switch. We suggest carving out your day! Plan your breaks, make a list and chip away. Here are some apps that we have personally used to make our days less confusing: https://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/top-15-time-management-apps-and-tools.html
I haven’t seen the outside world in days
Maybe you don’t typically socialize too much at home because you’d usually do that all day at work. Well it’s time to text your friends, sister, brother, mom, dad, or even that third cousin you haven’t seen in years. Socializing is very important, we talked about separating your work from home life so this would fall maybe in the evening or at lunch. Don’t forget you can also socialize with other coworkers too.
You mean I have to send double the emails?!
Well you may be used to just walking over to Angela’s desk and asking her a question, now you have to send an email, another email, and another email. Communication is VERY important when WFH. If you have email anxiety here are some tips for you: https://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/email-marketing/2019/06/6-tips-avoid-email-send-anxiety/
So we hope that those few tips are helpful while we all transition our way into making our home work as our office for the time being. Think we missed something? Want to hear more? Drop a comment!