Tips on working from home successfully

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Get into a routine

If possible, try to start work and end work at regular times to create clear boundaries.

Vary how you dress

Consider varying how you dress, from active wear to casual to sometimes more professional attire. On top of keeping things fun anddifferent, it may help you in adopting various business mindsets!

If possible don't work where you sleep

Try to set up a designated work space separate from your bedroom to reduce your stress after hours.

Be flexible

Many people are dealing with additional family, health and financial pressures right now. Make an extra effort to be inclusive, empathetic, and flexible.

Stay active and healthy

Make a point of eating well, staying hydrated, exercising regularly and washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap.

Review your work processes

Review your current work processes to see if they can be improved or adjusted to better suit remote work and digital tools. Write down what works, what doesn't work, and come up with suggestions that others could learn from!

Go outside

Try to make time to go outside each day while practicing social distancing to energize yourself and combat feelings of isolation.

Talk to your colleagues

Organize remote meetings, breakdown what can be mostly vertical communication, and check in using FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, etc. Make time during each meeting to ask how your colleagues are doing and try to appreciate how their work connects to your work.

Reach out for help

If you have questions or are feeling overwhelmed, chances are you’re not alone. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your management, colleagues, the Employee Assistance Program, or other available resources for support.

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