8 Great Tips for Working Remotely

Working Remotely

If you’re like most people, you’ll love working from home. However, it definitely makes a change from traditional office work. As long as you are prepared and have the right mind set, you’ll be able to see the benefits right away. 

Of course some of the benefits are pretty tangible. Work from home statistics say that people who telecommute save an average of $4,000 per year on costs related to commuting, dry cleaning, and lunches with colleagues. Other advantages are more esoteric, like less stress (which might also be a reflection of losing your commute), more time to get things done, and a better work life balance. 

Companies also love when they can encourage work from home scheduling. It saves them money on real estate, utilities and other aspects of office life (like all that free coffee). In addition, remote work gives companies better workforce retention and promotes productivity. 

If you are just starting out telecommuting, there are a number of excellent tips that remote workers can tell you to help make your work from home life easier.

Create your work space

When telecommuting, you want to have a dedicated area that is just for your work. This means avoiding doing your projects on the couch, in bed, or at the dinner table. If getting a real space means leaving your house, you may want to consider a coworking situation. These virtual offices are relatively inexpensive and can give you some of the benefits of a traditional office, even if it’s just for a couple of days, a week, or month. 

Treat it like work

Try to get up and get dressed everyday just like you would for a traditional office. It allows you to focus more effectively, and that way you’ll always be ready in case you have to video chat with your boss on a moment’s notice.

Make it a no distraction zone

The myth of multitasking has made everyone try to do everything at once. But the truth is that trying to do more than one thing at a time lowers your productivity. Ways to combat distraction might be to invest in noise cancelling headphones, getting apps that limit your social media use, or making sure you stop those push notifications that always seem to lead you somewhere other than your work. 

Give yourself a break

When working from home it’s even more recommended that you follow a specific schedule. In particular, the suggestion is to take a real break from work. Take a full lunch hour, and get up from your desk to stretch every couple of hours at least. You’ll feel better and be able to focus more.

Organize your time

Working within “time blocks” is a great way to keep on task. Make specific hours for answering emails and doing projects, and you’ll find that you get things done more easily. 

Don’t get lonely

Over 20% of telecommuters site feelings of isolation as their number one remote work difficulty. Get ahead of the problem by being an active social butterfly. Set up times for face to face interactions with humans, like your friends and family. Join book clubs, quizzo, or sports teams. You can even make sure you see your coworkers every once in a while with work or non-work related meetups. If that’s not possible, try to make your meetings video chats rather than just on the phone. 

Don’t forget to thrive

Another potential detriment to working from home is that it can lead to complacency. Remember to always try to connect to the next big thing on the frontier of your work, and keep gunning for promotions and finding new angles to your profession.

Get out and network

Working from home is a lifestyle and there is a huge community to join up with. Try to connect with others that work from home and seek out tips and tricks they have for being more productive or getting more out of their home offices. 

There’s little doubt that you’ll enjoy the experience of working from home, but tips like these will make the transition from traditional office to working from home a breeze.

Sarah Archer

Sarah is a Content Marketing Manager at Siege Media and Your Best Digs who works remotely while traveling. She’s passionate about developing high-quality content for diverse industries ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. When she’s not creating content, she’s likely hiking a new trail or mapping out the next destination. 

Categories

All Categories

Business Operations

Entrepreneur Interviews

Marketing, Networking, & Social Media

Self Care & Personal Development

Working Moms

Business Software and Technology

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Organizing Tips

Sales

Career Building

Family Businesses

Inspiration

Starting Your Own Business

Work-Life Balance

Communication

Hiring Help

Management & Leadership

Time Management & Priorities

Women in Leadership

Recent Posts

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

Protecting your merchandise from theft is a critical aspect of running a successful business. In a world where security threats are ever-present, safeguarding your inventory is essential. Not only does it protect your bottom line, but it also ensures the safety of...

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

In the dynamic world of business, having the right team of experts is not just beneficial; it is essential for success and growth. For female leaders who are carving out their paths in business, marketing, or HR, knowing which experts to have on board can make a...

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

As a woman in a medical workplace, you have a lot of responsibility, not just to yourself but to other women who will come along after you. Asserting yourself in your workplace and gaining the respect of other employees and leadership is essential to a successful career. You have worked hard to get where you are, you don’t want to lose momentum.

Continue to grow with online leadership training and more. Follow these tips to assert yourself in the medical workplace.

Want To Sell Property Fast?  Do These 5 Things

Want To Sell Property Fast? Do These 5 Things

Mike Johnson is a freelance writer and human rights activist and enthusiast. Through his extensive research and commitment to the field of law, Mike has established himself as a well-decorated writer in this field. Mike currently settles in Las Vegas.

Generations of Success: The Unique Charms of Family-Run Home Businesses

Generations of Success: The Unique Charms of Family-Run Home Businesses

The blog celebrates the heartwarming essence of family-run home businesses. It delves into their special qualities: the personal touch they offer, the deep expertise passed through generations, the cozy and inviting atmosphere they create, their integral role in the community, adaptability, genuine passion, meticulous care in crafting goods, and the captivating stories woven into their existence. Supporting these businesses isn’t just about transactions; it’s about nurturing the soul of our communities, preserving traditions, and embracing authenticity in a world that sometimes feels distant.