Weekly Tip: Set your day up for success routine helps it gives a foundation for the day, wake at the same time, stretch, smell the air, take a walk whatever gets you into a mindset for success.
Working from home means routine and discipline are more important than ever. I love working remotely it gives the freedom of time and space as long as you are disciplined, personally I can achieve in 4 hours working remotely what might take me 8 hours to achieve in an office, that doesn’t mean I only put 4 hours into a day to be honest I usually put more hours in than if I was in an office for 8 hours because I am cutting out commute, office interference, office politics, mindless gossip, and me I get great coffee on tap.
Useful items to make working from home more productive, essentials I must have a desk and good chair I cant work on a couch, in bed, at a kitchen table I do need my space , that said I know for some remoties as we will call them space is a premium think small studio apartment in a big city or an environment that has to accommodate a family.
Surround yourself in your home work environment with things that brighten your day, plants, oil diffuser, incense, art, something that makes you smile and enhances your mood.
Health and Wellness products help deal with the stress, and anxiety the current climate has placed upon us there are many products in the marketplace that have seen a lot of growth over the past few years one of those being CBD based products. CBD is also used to ease chronic pain and inflammation.
Make sure you maintain good Health & Fitness when working remotely. Don’t become a couch potato, don’t snack remember healthy body healthy mind. Start the day how you mean to go on a morning routine will kickstart the rest of the day before coffee try warm lemon water followed by a set of four planks work up to holding each one for a minute then get a twenty minute walk in if you are lucky enough to have access to a treadmill do that if not the great outdoors is calling and walking is free. If you have room set up a home gym strength training should be a key part of any exercise routine weight bench, and weights, are all you need.
Do you need a VPN: Yes you do even more so if you are working remotely. A VPN offers numerous benefits whenever you surf the internet or use any app that accesses web services to work. The first and foremost important use of a VPN is it proves a secure connection while you access the data remotely.
Investment in a home office set up is key to a smooth work from home environment, I have a few go to places for my office essentials Costco, Amazon, & Walmart. Costco is great for all home office essentials I purchased a Tresanti Powered Adjustable Height Desk for under $300 along with a couple of Acer dual monitors under $100 each, and a new Mac mini M1 on a $100 off promo which I love. Keep an eye on those Costco promotions great deals can be had. I also like to keep my wishlists updated on Amazon to check on the latest best deals available.