7 Tips for Working from Home
Foerstel’s own business development gal, Janell Count, has come up with seven tips for working from home based on her more than 20 years of first-hand experience. Don’t be surprised if she has a couple tips that even experienced remote-workers might learn from!
1. Make yourself a new routine
It helps your mind, and your work, to establish what the new norm looks like. Dedicate a space in your home as your new workspace and keep regular work hours.
2. Take some time to prepare for the day in the morning
Shower and dress in the morning as though you’re going to the office. Don’t get me wrong – I love my jammies, but a regular prep routine can get you in the mindset for a productive day, and helps you feel good about looking your best even on home turf.
3. Take a minute every few hours to get up and move around
Every 2-3 hours, take a break and walk around the house. Toss in a load of laundry, take care of a quick chore, maybe take the dog for a short walk around the block. When you find yourself in need of fresh ideas, a break for your eyes can do wonders.
4. Look for an opportunity to work standing up
Try to find a spot in your house where you can work standing. You don’t have to commit to standing all day if you’re not comfortable. Even standing for an hour or two throughout the day can be a great help for your mood, energy, and blood flow!
5. Try to keep fridge visits in check
When we’re surrounded by our favorite snacks and our best at-home meals, it’s tempting to snack. Cut up vegetables and fruits and keep them in the front of the fridge so they are the first thing you see when you open the door. Nuts and berries can also be an excellent, healthy treat. It’s easy to keep hitting the coffee pot, but don’t forget to drink plenty of water as well.
6. Exercise daily
It’s important to give yourself a chance to move. Use exercise equipment you have at home or even just a brisk walk is incredibly beneficial. There are also loads of free online classes right now so take this opportunity to try something new!
7. Stay positive!
We’re all in this together. It’s a tough time on everyone out there, so just keep finding new ways to adapt and remember: this too shall pass.
We know it is an uncertain and challenging time for many, and are always wishing the community a healthy and safe road ahead. Thanks Janell for all these great tips!