The effects of COVID-19 in 2020 pushed many comfort zones worldwide. And for those in the office space, the line drawn between work and home was intensely blended.
About 1 year ago, my team was sent home to “temporarily” work remote. I remember having an impromptu Town Hall meeting at the office, where our CEO shared that many of us were to start working from home for an uncertain amount of time, starting that same day.
My team walked away from that meeting, packed up our desks, laptops, and office materials, and drove home thinking that this would last a couple of weeks or maybe a couple of months. I would have never predicted that I’d still be working from home a year later, and indefinitely for the unforeseeable future.
In September 2020, my husband and I relocated to Boston due to military orders. My “temporary” remote position thus became a “permanent” remote position. While I still count my blessings on the fact that my company was willing to be flexible and keep me on the team (even when 3500 miles away), shifting the mindset of “We’ll be back in the office soon!” to, “I have to create an office at home…?” was a bigger leap for me.
Creating space for work where you live has its ups and downs. Now that I have 1 year of working from home under my belt, I wanted to share 5 Tips On How To Efficiently Work From Home that are working for me thus far. Hopefully you'll find them helpful too!
1. Schedule-In Your Breaks
2. Set Boundaries
3. Dress the Part
4. Get Some Fresh Air
5. Create Transitions to (and from) Work
While 1 year of working from home isn't nearly as impressive as 5+ years, I hope you find some of these tips helpful as you learn to cultivate your own work/life balance. Let me know if you also work from home, and what tips/tricks you've learned!
'Til the next one,
Storytelling by Gen
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