Do yourself a favor and get up from your screen every hour or so to stretch and blink your eyes.
Sitting in front of a screen all day will definitely strain your eyes and hurt your back over time.
Make clear boundaries with the people in your home so you can attend meetings and get your work done.
Put up a sign on your door with a piece of paper that says Green/Red or Busy/Not Busy to let others in the home know you’re available or not.
We get notifications non-stop all day.
From experience I know that if I’m focused on a task and I go to check my email, phone, or instant message I’m definitely going to get derailed.
Put your phone on silent, instant messages on mute, and don’t check your email right away so you can focus.
There are plenty of extensions and apps out there that help with this too.
If I stay inside all day I feel horrible.
During one of your breaks that I suggested earlier take the time to get outside.
Maybe go for a walk or just take some outdoor air. It can get really stuffy inside.
Make an effort to move your body and get a workout in.
Sitting all day will make your muscles tense up.
Simply do pushups, sit-ups, or burpees to max in your home. No equipment required.
Simply take time for yourself.
Before work or during your lunch, have a quick meeting with yourself for 5 minutes and ask yourself, how am I doing?
Just taking 5 minutes a day to check-in with yourself mentally and deep breaths will make a huge difference in your day.
Separate yourself from work for a moment and listen to something inspirational.
I know when I take a break for myself and listen to a favorite throwback song I always feel better afterwards and my mood improves.
We are humans that need human connection, I don’t care if you’re introverted or extroverted we need some form of connection.
Even with video calls with colleagues and clients it can keep you still feel disconnected.
So take some time to connect with someone: a friend, family member, a colleague, lunch, or go to the grocery store to just to talk to a human being.
If you know you’ll be working remote make sure to meal prep ahead of time and prepare yourself with healthy foods.
It’s easy to grab something unhealthy when you’re in a stressed state so prevent that from happening by having healthy foods easily convenience for you.
This is so underrated when working from home.
I have a huge jug of water that I sip on throughout the day.
Good news is it makes me have to pee and get up so I can take a break and stretch.
Plus, my mind is hydrated and helps me solve problems and function better throughout the day.
Please invest in a camera cover for your laptop or desktop so you’re not automatically seen when the meeting starts.
Always test your audio on the video meeting app ahead of time so you’re not “that guy” picking your nose on screen.
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