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5 Habits for Crafting the Perfect Remote Work Day

Work-life balance

Work-life balance

True balance comes from within and is a result of the choices you make.

Set firm boundaries for yourself and refuse to waver on them. Make it a habit to unplug at a specific time each evening and incorporate a scheduled “off” day into your week to reset.

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5 Habits for Crafting the Perfect Remote Work Day

5 Habits for Crafting the Perfect Remote Work Day

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Getting an early start

Plan your morning the night before and stick to your plan. 
If a new task comes in that isn’t 100% urgent, designate a time that you’ll work on it uninterrupted or try to delegate the problem solving as much as possible until you have time to deal with it.

Deciding where to work

  • If you know you’re more likely to work from home, invest in comfortable furniture; you feel good it will inspire you to get work done.
  • If you want to join a local co-working space but are intimidated by the price point, ask about smaller memberships to start.

Prioritizing tasks

Don’t let your skepticism about productivity hacks get in the way of finding a technique that suits you and helps you get things done.
If you’re still having a hard time identifying priorities, try working backward by identifying work that’s definitely not a priority. Eliminate those items and assess what’s left.

Scheduling uninterrupted time

Use services that block specific sites and apps from your phone or computer for a certain amount of time to help you focus and minimize distractions.

Work-life balance

True balance comes from within and is a result of the choices you make.

Set firm boundaries for yourself and refuse to waver on them. Make it a habit to unplug at a specific time each evening and incorporate a scheduled “off” day into your week to reset.

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