Today we want to talk about how you can be successful in the Skywing Names industry when working from home.
We’ve compiled a list of 9 tips for success that will help you work productively and efficiently from the comfort of your own space.
You may find it helpful to print this list out or bookmark it on your computer so that you can refer back to these points as needed.
1) Keep Your Desk Clear: It is important that clutter does not accumulate on your desk because this will only distract you and make it more difficult to focus on what needs doing. 2) Establish Routines: When people are working at their office, they typically have a routine like checking emails first thing in the morning, returning phone calls second thing in the morning and so on. But when you work from home it is up to you to create these routines for yourself or your day will be a jumbled mess of interruptions.
It is important that clutter does not accumulate on your desk because this will only distract you and make it more difficult to focus on what needs doing. When people are working at their office, they typically have a routine like checking emails first thing in the morning, returning phone calls second thing in the morning and so on. But when you work from home it is up to you to create these routines for yourself or your day will be a jumbled mess of interruptions. The list should go here: Keep Your Desk Clear Establish Routines The List Should Go Here Establishing Routines.
Check in with co-workers to see if there is anything that needs doing urgently before you start working. If not, then it may be time to head into work mode by turning off all nonessential notifications so as not to be distracted.
It’s important to have an established routine because otherwise chaos will ensue! The list should go here: Establishing Routine (cont.) One way might be as follows..
Stay focused by taking breaks when needed, but don’t overcommit yourself or under commit yourself. Be realistic about what happens during each break. Take enough breaks so you can be efficient and productive while still feeling great at the end of your day. Consider whether social media would make sense as one of those planned breaks. And avoid checking email first thing in the morning: this is a surefire way to lose your focus and get off track.
-Don’t forget about the other parts of your life
Take a day trip at least once every two months, so you can see what’s happening in person not just online o -Make sure you have people who are invested in helping you be successful and be good to them too o -Stay connected with others by being intentional about how often you’re meeting up or catching up on social media (I try for one check in per week) o -Schedule time each week for family/friends that live far away from me, since I don’t always get home on weekends.
-Be intentional about how you spend your time
Base decisions on what is most important right now, and not just things that are urgent or due o -Stick to the plan
Don’t be afraid of taking breaks when needed.
Take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising (I’ve found this helps me mentally as much as it does physically) o -If you’re feeling overwhelmed take a break for an hour or two before coming back with fresh eyes. There’s no need to burn out because there will always be more work if you want it!
Find ways to make remote working feel like real work: I find it helpful to have some sort of structure in my day.
I’m focused on the task at hand until it’s done and then I move onto something else o -In this way, a remote worker is no different from someone sitting behind their desk all day who takes occasional breaks to check email or get water.
Be proactive about your health: It will help you accomplish more when working remotely!
Make sure that everyone knows what they’re responsible for, including deadlines, so there are fewer surprises. This helps people work independently rather than feeling like everything needs approval before moving forward. The point here is less micromanagement which allows remote workers to be self sufficient as much as possible while still maintaining necessary communication channels open with others
Tip #01: Clean up! It could be as simple as tidying the workspace before you start working. The last thing you want when looking at a computer screen is clutter and distraction. If there are things in the way, find somewhere else (e.g., kitchen table) or get rid of them entirely if they’re not needed (e.g., junk mail). Don’t forget about storage space like drawers, boxes, shelves etc.–you need more than just enough room on your desk surface to put down items from time to time so don’t let yourself run out of room and have no idea what’s going on.
Tip #02: Decide where you will be working with your laptop or desktop computer, either in the home office or somewhere else. If it’s a desk near windows and other light sources (e.g., kitchen table), try to find some dark curtains that can block out light when needed for better concentration on tasks at hand; if not then make sure there are plenty of lamps within reach from various angles so you don’t have to keep getting up every time one side is too low or off.
Tip #03: Consider ergonomics as well–you need to take care of yourself even though nobody’s going to tell you that enough! Take breaks often and get comfortable sitting down with a foot rest, and if you’re using a desk chair make sure it is adjusted to your height.
Tip #04: Make time for yourself set up reminders on your phone or computer to take regular breaks from work and other responsibilities so that you don’t burn out. Take some time during the day (or at night) to do something just for you–even something small like reading an article or emailing friends about their lives can help recharge your battery!
Tip #05: Get outside of the home once in awhile even when working from home; this could mean taking one long break each week by going somewhere else (e.g., library), but try not to go too far away.