Tips For Working From Home

Are you working from home? I am & I can't seem to stop stuffing my face with Girl Scout cookies.... Working from home every day can be hard to get used to.. especially if you've never done it before. I've been working from home one day a week for a while now, but doing it every day is a whole different ballgame. These last few weeks have been an adjustment for sure, but I've finally settled into my routine / feel confident working from home daily. Honestly, I just keep reminding myself of how lucky I am to be able to work from home. There are so many who have been laid off during this time and I am praying for all of those effected by this crisis. We need to stick together because we are all in this together!

I'm sharing what has worked for ME while working from home below:

1. Get up and get ready! Set a morning routine. Brush your teeth (plz lol), brush your hair, and shower if you need to! The past few days I've gotten up and put my makeup on! I felt more ready to conquer the day than when I just roll out of bed.. I don't put my makeup on every single day when working from home, but I do most days and it makes me feel more put together (especially during all of my virtual meetings!).

2. Have a dedicated work space. This one is super important. I would highly suggest not rolling over and working from your bed. My dedicated work space is our kitchen table and my husband's is his "man cave" (which will soon be our kids playroom!).

3. Put your laptop / work stuff completely away when you log off for the night. When working from home, it can be difficult to separate your work life and personal life. By putting your work stuff completely away (out of sight), it will help separate your working time and your free time. As I said, I work from our kitchen table. When I'm logged off for the night, I put my work stuff (laptop, notebook, mouse, headphones, etc.) out of sight. I put it in my bag and in the floor.

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