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To give your day structure, keep the same routine as when you went into an office. Get up at the same time and make a to-do list. Check in with the same person every morning.
Pick a place for your office away from distraction.
Boundaries also apply to other people who may be sharing the same space. Children can work alongside you as if they were coming to the ...
You won't have the same cues as you do from your workplace to remind you to get up or get lunch. When you lose the pace of your day, everything can start to blend together.
Treat your exe...
Proactively stay in touch with others rather than waiting for someone to reach out. It could be emailing colleagues more often, using chat tools or just picking up the phone.
The evening commute is often a way to end the workday and beginning home life.
It is important to continue to end your workday when you work from home, even if you only move to a different sp...
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The key to working from home is clear communication with your boss. Your manager might not be used to managing people virtually or may not have a ready-to-go suite of tools for remote workers.
To prevent a breakdown in communication, you need to know exactly what's expected of you from day-to-day. Ask your boss for a 10-minute video call to start and end the day. Reach out to coworkers and managers regularly so that you won't get forgotten.
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Simple activities make our workday at home effective:
Make a to-do list a day before and start without friction in the morning with complete clarity.
Having a structure of the day helps in your productivity, and gets you to finish your important tasks on time.
Try to block some time off your workday to have a stroll outside, or to make coffee, or a midday lunch break. This brings the day under your control.
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Line up your day carefully, with set "office" hours. Think about how many hours you hope to work in a day and be realistic regarding what you can actually do when your kid is around.
Make sure y...
This is your chance for working without interruption use this time to finish assignments that require your complete focus and concentration.
If you don't learn to keep your roles as parent and businesswoman/businessman separate, giving each your full concentration for a set amount of time, you'll never feel like you're doing either well.
To separate mentally from the rest of the house, set up an office area.
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