You’ve heard the advice to wake up at your normal time and put on “real” clothes, but here are some other helpful tips to heed while working from home that may not be as top of mind.
Keep a water bottle nearby.
Don’t forget about staying hydrated throughout the day—something that isn’t as easy to do without a water cooler a few steps from your desk. Set a goal for yourself to drink a certain amount of water each day. Use this checklist to hold yourself accountable!
Pay attention to your posture.
If you have a desk setup at home, then maintaining a straight back may be easier to remember, but otherwise, you may be waking up with more neck and back pains than usual. Try not to slouch throughout the day, and work at your dining room or kitchen table if you don’t have an office area.
Leave your phone in another room.
Distractions are higher than ever, from news alerts to FaceTime requests, but just because you’re working remotely doesn’t mean you have an excuse to give in to these distractions. Keep your phone in another room while you’re hard at work.
Keep those endorphins high and get up and moving once in a while. If you have stairs in your home, take five and walk up and down them a few times. If not, just do some standing stretches for a few minutes (which also helps with posture in the long run).
Change up your environment.
One of the perks of working from home is being able to take your laptop and work in different parts of the house. From the kitchen to the living room to the basement, switch up your environment from time to time—especially if motivation is slipping.