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