Grace left the comforts of G2’s snack-filled, cold brew-infused, high-rise Chicago office and traded them in for a 30-second morning commute. To her living room!
She’s been working from home for six months now and shares some tips:
Have a routine
Have a bedtime. Have a wake-up time. Brush your teeth before your coffee.
Get out of the house
Find a library, co-working space or coffee shop you like. Even if you’re not talking to people, it’s still helpful to be around them. Head to the city for a few lattes each month.
Prepare for meals
Be proactive about mealtime. Alternative is to forget to eat and get no work done for the rest of the day.
Create a work-designated space
This helps you not to view your entire home as a workspace. Yes, you can still sit on a couch and work, but you’ll at least have a spot that’s specifically for work. Helps to focus.
Full days can pass without speaking to a single human face-to-face. Few things are more isolating. Have a reason to leave your house.
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