Sue’s Top Tips for Working from Home
1: GET UP EARLY AND GET DRESSED
Get into the habit of waking up at the same time each day.
Get dressed for work. Act like every day you are having a meeting with a client.
Lounging around in your PJ’s all day is not going to help your state of mind.
2: GO OUT THE DOOR AND WALK BACK INTO THE HOUSE
This gives you the feeling of arriving at work for the day.
3: SET UP SPECIFIC WORK HOURS
Decide what your work hours are going to be and stick to them. Just because you have your computer in your office doesn’t mean you should spend all your time on it!
Set up your calendar to specific work hours and make sure all projects, tasks, emails and virtual meetings are allocated into the work hours allocated.
4. ONLY DO CHORES DURING SPECIFIED COFFEE OR LUNCH BREAKS
When you are at work do you tell your colleagues “I am just going to unpack the dishwasher?” I am sure not! Make sure that you only do chores in allocated breaks. This allows you to focus on work and not get distracted.
- DON’T BE DISTRACTED BY THE FRIDGE
Don’t let the fridge call you each time you go make a cuppa or walk past. If you were at the office, you would not have endless options of things to eat and drink. Stay away from the fridge and pantry
- DON’T SEND EMAILS AFTER 5.30 PM
Sending emails after hours is not a good habit to get into. It means you are working after hours allocated (tip 3) and can also send a negative message to your clients and staff.
Expectations on your time and responding to emails will be unrealistic.
7. CLOSE THE DOOR AT THE END OF THE DAY
Closing the door (or shutting off your computer if you don’t have a door ) will allow you to physically leave the office and finish your workday.
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