Tips for Working from Home

Here’s a behind the scenes view and tips of how I’ve transformed my working space during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the beginning I crammed everything onto shelves so that I could see the files and items that I needed without having to remember where their new home was. Thankfully, my family let me use the dining room as a new office. I used the kitchen for my appointment desk. The whole family did. The calendar grew and grew until it was a big white page with sticky notes everywhere. Then, we discovered the best routine for us. I also dusted off a few things that helped me remember who I am. Some parts of my identity needed to pass on while I was reinventing myself during this cocooning period.

Giant Hearts Project

It took a little while to set up a functional space for all the virtual meetings that needed to take place. I posted inspiring letters I’d received, especially one from Erich Yetter at Anderson University reminding me that I know what I’m doing even when others, who may be more competitive, try to invalidate me. Beside the sewing station I hung a photograph by Hal Looney that celebrates the colors that resonate with my soul.

Ultimate Tips for Working from Home

  1. Create your space and stay organized.
  2. Choose your tools. If you don’t like what everyone is using…use something else.
  3. Phone a friend.
  4. Be flexible.
  5. Stay in touch with co-workers and stay positive.

For employers, working from home can boost productivity, reduce turnover, and lower organizational costs, while employees enjoy perks like flexibility and the lack of a commute.

To work effectively from home, you’ll need to make sure you have the technology you require, a separate workspace, Internet service that meets your need, a workable schedule you can stick to, and ways to connect with others.

Top fields for remote work include computers and IT, education and training, and healthcare; positions include customer service reps, virtual assistants, data entry and transcription, teachers, and more.

Cook, J. (2020, April 08). The Ultimate Working From Home Guide. Retrieved May 04, 2020, from https://www.investopedia.com/personal-finance/work-from-home-guide/

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