In the past week, Danny and the Website Depot team have officially spent two months working from home. In that time, what had been shocking has become routine. Every employee has found, one way or the other, an equilibrium. That means we’ve all found a way of working from home that, well, works for us. It’s different for every employee in every industry, of course. These are some of the advanced tips Danny and the team discovered, beyond the “set boundaries with pets” and “try to sleep well” basics that most figured out in the first few weeks.
Make a List With the Assumption that You’ll Have to Deviate
“Make a schedule” is great advice for working from home. With so many distractions, it’s easy to let important tasks slip. However, when you make a schedule, it can make it difficult for some employees to transition quickly should circumstances arise.
The advanced version of this tip is to “make a list, but be prepared to change quickly.” If you make a small list of things that you have to do, then you’ll be able to come back to it when you’re jumping from one emergency phone call to another. With this, you’ll be able to get right back on track when hopping from suddenly important task to suddenly important task.
Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Break
When you’re working from home, especially if you’ve been doing it for a while, many of us tend to overwork. You might think: “oh, if I take a ten minute break here, then it will become thirty minutes, and then where will I be?” The truth is that it’s important to schedule short breaks, to walk around, to head outside (with a mask on, of course, while maintaining proper social distancing).
Even with some places opening up (in part) this isn’t going to end any time soon. The more we can all create a better, safer work environment, whether it’s from home or elsewhere, the better off we’ll all be.
To discover more ways to make your business better off, schedule a remote marketing consulting in Los Angeles session with Danny at (213) 457-3250.