So you’ve convinced your boss to let you work remotely, or you’ve landed a new remote job – now what? How can you stay productive, creative, inspired, and live up to all of the expectations that you’ve set for yourself within this new lifestyle? Well, as with every really important matters in life, we reached out to Twitter to try and find some good insights. Here we go!
Go for a walk in the mornings around the block.
Allows you to prep for the day and gives you free time to listen to music, podcast, or just get the mind right for the day.
No stressful commute, just taking time for yourself.
— Derrick Franco (@dfranc3373) September 22, 2020
Get ready in the morning as if you were going to into the office (i.e. take a shower + wear pants)
“Clock out” at the end of your workday and be DONE until the following day.
— Jesse J. Anderson (@jessejanderson) September 22, 2020
As someone who’s worked remotely for 6+ years, the best advice I have for those new to remote work is to always over-communicate.
Almost every problem I’ve had with remote work has been due to me not communicating enough, or someone not telling me something I needed to know.
— Dennis Martinez (@dennmart) March 8, 2020
which, in most cases, will be a written communication, so:
Focus on writing.
We were taught to write to hit an arbitrary word count.
Instead of writing for impact and persuasion.
— MacKenzie Ginithan | Remote Scrum Master (@MacAttackSuFu) September 23, 2020
Have four walls and a door that’s the office space. If no room, create a space for work only. Helps to draw the line.
— Meryl Evans: Autocaption calls: meryl.net/calls (@merylkevans) September 22, 2020
This tip from @andrewgobran:
“Organizing tasks around my expected energy-level has been a great practice. Planning high-energy tasks for when I feel most focused and productive (the morning for me) and saving low-energy tasks for the afternoon ensures that I maintain balance.”
— Lauren (@LaurenPeikert) September 22, 2020
Oh, and have we mentioned
Over communicate ✌🏼
— Rob Ryan (@IAmRobRyan) September 22, 2020