Establishing A "Work From Home" Routine

Now that you have your workspace set up and you have the technical tools necessary to carry out your tasks, it’s time to set a work routine. While it may be similar, or even the same as working from a traditional office, working from home comes with its own set of challenges. One major advantage for working from home is being able to set your own hours. Do your best to figure out your most productive hours during the day and set your schedule around that. Make sure to relay those hours clearly in some way to your co-workers and clients so they know the times you can be available.

While it may be tempting to sleep in, it’s important for your body and mind to have a regular schedule it can work around, so set an alarm for a reasonable time in the morning to wake up. Having access to a full kitchen means you can take the time and effort to prepare something healthy instead of unhealthy snacks at work. This can not only help with energy levels, but can also be used as a mini rewards system for yourself when you accomplish a task. Also, remember to stretch and exercise when you can, and make sure to get out of the house every once in a while. And while the temptation is always there, avoid turning on the TV as much as possible! You’re here to work now so you can play later. And when everything is all said and done, you can watch that show on Netflix, or play that online video game knowing you deserved it after a hard day’s work.

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