Tips for working from home

Regular Hours Maintain regular hours

Stick to a schedule. Setting clear guidelines for when to work or end the work day will help you maintain a steady work-life balance.

Morning Routine Follow a morning routine

Following a normal routine is the best way to help you get started with your day. Make coffee. Exercise. Get dressed. Your routine indicates the start of your work day.

Dedicate an office space Dedicate an office space

Pick a space in your home and dedicate it to your workday. Avoid the couch or bed. Find a space where you are comfortable and able to focus. A home office/desk is ideal.

Take breaks Take breaks

Make sure to take regular breaks throughout the day, away from your computer and phone.

Set boundaries Set boundaries

Working from home can be distracting. Establish boundaries with partners, children, or roommates, that while you are working you cannot be disturbed. You are in “work mode".

Stay connected Stay connected

Loneliness, disconnect, and isolation are common problems in remote work life. Utilize Skype, Facetime, or Zoom to connect with colleagues as a way to keep in touch.

Communicate Communicate

Do not be shy about over-communicating. Let your coworkers know your schedule, provide regular progress updates and celebrate the completion of projects or important tasks.

Calendar Calendar

It is important to maintain an up-to-date schedule. With meetings ‘going virtual’ your co-workers and supervisor need access to your most current schedule.

End-of-day routine End-of-day routine

Create a habit that marks the end of your workday. Something as simple as shutting down your computer or taking your dog for a walk signifies you are done work for the day and removes you from your ‘remote workspace'.