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Officially Working Remotely

I’ve gotten a new position at work, and am now working remotely. It’s a big change for me, although I’m pretty late to the work from home party.

Any advice from those of you who have been at this for close to a year now. My current coping mechanisms for barely leaving the house are lots of walks and buying flowers for my new home office at the grocery store.

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  1. Congrats! My advice, for what it’s worth. (I’m a freelancer and work for myself, so it’s a little different, and I’m a tough taskmaster–ha!) Definitely try to stick to a firm schedule–8-5, 9-6, hour for lunch, half hour for lunch, whatever. And then step away from the computer. The danger of the work-from-home situation is that you never stop working, because the computer is right there.

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    • Having a set schedule has definitely been instrumental! I’m an hourly employee though, so I definitely don’t have an issue with shutting down for the day once I’m off the clock!

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  2. Dave Williams says

    You’ve already got a good start with taking walks — that’s something I didn’t do when I started freelancing several years ago. I do that now, and the walks are wonderful breaks. I second the other commenter about a regular schedule. And if you can have a dedicated space for work, that’s helpful. It creates a distinction between working-at-home and living-at-home. Mental breaks are big benefits to get away from the computer and work space to enjoy other things in life.

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    • I did create my own space in what would normally be a formal living room but was really a dumping ground for junk. It was nice to clean it out and have it serve a purpose.

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