• Use video calling. Video calling can help create more personal relationships with your remote co-workers.
• Set up a home office. Create your won space exclusively for work with a setup that works for you.
• Move around. Don’t just sit at your desk for 8 hours straight. Take breaks, walk outside, do a quick exercise.
• Watch the time. Set specific timeframes for the start and end of your workday to maintain work-life balance.
• Use multiples monitors. Setting up a space with two or more monitors can help improve overall productivity.
• Build rapport. Check in with those in your team or similar roles just to say hi and build a relationship.
• Keep a clean workplace. Nothing prohibits productivity like clutter. Keep a clean desk free of distractions.
• Limit distractions. Put your smartphone in another room, make sure housemates know you’re working and more.
• Take naps. To boost performance, try taking a quick 30-minute power nap during your lunch break.
• Spend time with family. If your family is home, take small breaks to hang out with the kids or your significant other.
• Drink water. Keep a water bottle next to you throughout your workday and stay hydrated.
• Create a to do list. There’s nothing quite like checking off completed tasks. Start each day with a to do list.
• Time yourself. Pomodoro timing can be a great way to improve concentration and get tasks done.
• Track your completed tasks. Write down a list of everything you complete each day to keep yourself accountable.
• Find tools to help productivity. There are tons of remote work tools to fuel productivity. Find the ones that work for you.
• Make your own schedule. Find your most productive time of day and work your schedule around it.
• Don’t work on weekends. Make sure there is a time when you put work away and unplug. It’s healthy to have “me time.”
• Stick to a schedule. Try to stick to the same schedule or routine each workday to increase productivity.
• Brighten your desk. Place succulents, Lego models, fidget toys and other things that make you happy on your desk.
• Get dressed. While it may be tempting to work in pyjamas all day, getting dressed can improve productivity.