3 Strategies to Use to Work Remotely Without Losing Your Mind

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Ever since March 2020, the working world started looking a little…different. 

Millions of people around the globe began working from home as businesses made the transition to remote work arrangements to accommodate pandemic measures. It’s been a few years since, and it looks like the idea of remote work for many is not going to be a fad. 

Of course, while it may sound initially pretty awesome to work from home, the reality is a little different, with many folks struggling to cope with the unspoken requirements of remote work on the mind and body. 

As someone who runs a business where all of myself and my employees all work remotely, with many of us from completely different countries, I reckon I know a thing or two about how remote work…well – works.

So, in today’s blog, I’ll be looking at some of the best ways to help yourself cope with remote work and the vital methods you can use to keep your sanity in check. 

Read on! 

Morning Routines

I think the most challenging element of remote work is getting to a point where you can actually sit down at your desk and finally start working. 

It sounds insane, but I think a lot of folks miss the ritual of the morning commute. Sure, traffic sucks, and so does morning radio, but there’s something to be said of how traveling to a different location can change your mindset and get you ready mentally for the idea of working for the day. 

With remote work, there is no ritual, no place where you can settle into the idea of working – you just sort of start. For many, that’s easily the most challenging part of the day, with most people falling into the trap of working later and later as a result. 

So, I’d recommend doing what I do. Make your morning routine and stick to it. It’s torturous in the beginning, but maintaining that routine is what keeps your work/life balance in check. 

Ground Rules

Now, we all have that one guy in the office we don’t like or distracts everyone. However, the funny thing is that the home can have one too, but this time you live with them.

Family members often have a hard time knowing when to leave you alone when working. As a guy with kids, I can’t tell you how hard it can be. Unfortunately, the only way to function is to start setting ground rules in the house. 

Remember, when you’re working – you’re working. So you’re not available for every request that comes your way during work hours. Discussing that with your family members or loved ones is crucial. 

Take a Break

As it turns out, office HR was on to something with those 15-minute breaks and lunch hours. 

It’s easy to fall into a bad habit of working long hours at home. You get settled into behavior and go for hours. The problem is that working like that can lead to burnout. So, take some time to stand up every hour while making sure you’re scheduling break times in your workday. You’ll be glad you did. 

That’s it for today’s entry! Check out my other blogs for more thoughts on the latest development in the digital industry and the challenges of entrepreneurship in the online world. 

Until then, see ya later!

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