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10 Tips for Working from Home

10 Tips for Working from Home

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic across the world, most companies have resorted to “work from home” employees. If you’ve just been thrown into this role – I’m here to help with my top 10 tips for working from home. This blog will help you settle in to this new lifestyle for the next few weeks.

Personally, I’ve worked from home for the past year. These tips have tremendously helped my productivity. And hey, if you’re super productive – maybe you’ll be able to work from home indefinitely and then you can travel more? How’s that for a silver lining!

Designate a Workspace

Whether it’s your kitchen table or a small desk inside your bedroom it’s important to designate a workspace when working from home for privacy and productivity reasons.

Set Boundaries

You need to set boundaries for yourself and the family members you live with. Yes, you’re working from home, but you should do it with the least amount of distractions possible. Let them know that during your working hours to please act as if you’re not home.

Create a To-Do List

This is very important since there are tons of distractions at home. When you create a to-do list you’ll have a goal of what needs to be accomplished by the end of the day. Make it your goal to check off all those tasks and refer back to the list when you start to get distracted!

Keep your schedule

Keep your same working schedule as if you were in the office. You can easily lose track of time when you get in the working zone. Make sure to set a schedule, stick to it, and designate a hard cut-off time to maintain that work/life balance.

Take breaks

It’s so important to take breaks throughout your workday. Just because you work from home does not mean that you don’t need a break. With that said, it’s also very important to take a lunch break.

Fresh air is always a good idea. Especially, since you’re not commuting to work. Because of that, most people don’t go outside for the whole day. Even if it’s for 10 minutes to walk around the block or hang in your backyard – get outside!

A couple of other activities you can do on a short break:

  • 15-minute meditation
  • 15-minute workout flow
  • listen to a podcast
  • drink water + grab a snack

Get Dressed

This one is crucial! You don’t want to get up for the day and immediately start working. Suddenly it will be 1pm and you haven’t brushed your teeth yet. Trust me, I’ve been there. Take 20-30 minutes to slowly wake up, eat breakfast, take a shower, and get dressed.

Stay Away from Social Media

Listen, this one is hard. Especially for me since I’m a content creator. It’s hard to stay productive when you’re constantly checking your phone so a good rule of thumb is to leave it in the other room. I know, it’s easier said than done but you can easily go down that social media rabbit hole and lose track of time. Instead, circle back to your to-do list and keep yourself accountable!

Purchase Bluelight glasses

We live in a digital world my friends and many people suffer from eye-strain and don’t even know it! Especially if you’re working from home. If you’re in front of a computer for more than a couple of hours a day, purchase a pair of blue-light glasses. They have been a lifesaver for me since and it leads to way fewer headaches at the end of the week!

You can find some on Amazon or your local shops!

Listen to Music or a Podcast

Music instantly puts me in a happy mood so when I’m getting into that mid-day slump I always listen to one of my playlists. It’s great to pump you up and keep you productive for the rest of the day. Hey, you can even use one of your breaks for a dance break!

Podcasts have been super helpful to me as a content creator and they instantly put me in a productive working mood. Some of my favorites are The Influencer Podcast, Her Life by Design, The Skinny Confidential, and The Goal Digger.

Make WFH Friends

It gets really lonely working from home because you technically don’t have any co-workers to chat with. Try to find friends that work from home that will help you stay accountable! meet up at your local coffee shop, start a chat room, or simply send a text to your friends!

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So there you have it, my 10 tips for working from home. I hope you gained some insight into this new lifestyle and are staying safe out there friends! Please let me know if you have any questions and head here for more life tips!

XO,
Courtney

WFH5

WFH

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9 Comments

  • Reply Rebecca

    Staying away from social media can be one of the difficult changes.

    March 16, 2020 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Katie

    Such a good read! I will refering back to this alot in the next months i think!

    March 16, 2020 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    These are amazing tips Courtney! Hope you’re staying well during all of this. <3

    March 17, 2020 at 10:40 am
  • Reply emmaerichsen1

    This is such a helpful blog (and something I really needed to read at the moment, working from home isn’t going great!)

    March 18, 2020 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply World of Lina

    This is seriously so amazing Courtney!!! Love all these tips, thanks for sharing 🙂

    March 19, 2020 at 3:05 am
  • Reply cristinarm937

    These are great tips! They’re so useful for me since I’m working form home now 🙂

    March 21, 2020 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Maria

    These tips come in really helpful for the quarantine now. Especially the boundaries are really important as it’s easy to get distracted at home.

    March 22, 2020 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Dymabroad

    These tips are amazing! Really needed some good tips for working from home, thanks!

    March 28, 2020 at 9:40 am
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