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Many people are working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it can be a difficult adjustment to go from having a work commute and working in an office to suddenly working remotely, probably in your pajamas. Here are a few tips from some work-from-home experts to help make the transition easier.


Sign up for Remote Working Software

Working from home can take a toll on your mental and physical health. It’s hard to balance working and your regular life. Signing up for remote working software can help you learn how to work from home successfully while prioritizing your health and wellness. Here’s what it does:


  • Helps eyesight: It will set off a reminder every 20 minutes to tell you not to look at your screen for 20 seconds.
  • Helps overall health: An alert will go off every 45 minutes to tell you to get up and move around.
  • Reduces strain injury: You will get exercises to do at the end of your work day in order to minimize strain injuries.
  • Reduce stress: Provides mindfulness tools to help you minimize work stress and help you stay fit. Remote working software will send you special workouts designed for remote workers.
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To learn more about remote working software, click here.

Maintain a Work Mindset at Home

Working from home can make you feel isolated. In order to work productively, it’s a good idea to create some work triggers at home. Here are a few ideas:

  • Have a pre-work routine: We trigger our brains to go into work mode with a daily pre-work routine of things like getting dressed for work or commuting. Create a new at-home pre-work routine to help trigger your brain.
  • Create a work environment: Set up a designated place where you work. This helps your brain remember that you need to be productive.
  • Develop a schedule: Have set times when you are working and other times when you are doing things unrelated to work, like household chores.

Find Ways to Stay Motivated

When working from home, you have to hold yourself accountable. It’s easier to lose motivation when you’re the only one in the office, working at your own pace. Here are some tips to keep the office motivation alive:

  • Keep a to-do list: A to-do list only helps with motivation but also with productivity. It will keep you on track with your work for the day.
  • Write down short-term and long-term goals: Sometimes we have large work goals that take a long time to finish. If you also write down short-term goals that further your long-term goals, then will have visual cues of your productivity. This is a big motivator!
  • Reward yourself: Give yourself deadlines with a reward for making the deadline. For example, tell yourself that if you finish your project by 5 PM, then you can watch two TV shows afterward.
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Key Takeaway

Working remotely can greatly affect your physical health as well as induce stress and even depression, so use these tips to help you make this transition to working remotely. What’s more, creating a healthy work-life balance at home could even help you to do the same when you get back to the office.