Maintain Routine: When working in the office, your day is full of routines; getting ready, commuting, morning conversations, coffee, etc. It’s important to maintain as many routines as possible, even adding more routines to add structure back into an empty day. If you have a family, their daily routines can also keep you on schedule.
Create Separate Spaces: To avoid feeling trapped, make sure you have a separate workspace. While it might be more comfortable to work on a couch or in bed, you won’t be able to escape work at the end of the day. You will be stuck in a cycle of work-sleep-work-sleep.
Socialize and Over Communicate: In the office, it’s easy to turn to your colleague and strike up a conversation. This is the opposite of practicing social distancing. Remember to take the time to chat about anything with your coworkers; whether that’s at the start of a meeting or randomly throughout the day.
Use Video Chat: Collaboration is a key part of working remotely. While it’s easier to have a quick phone call, you will have a far more human experience by using video. It’s also a good way to get everyone out of their pajamas.
Know when Disconnect: When you work from home, your hours become less rigid. Might start working early, or late because you don’t have to commute, etc. Take breaks throughout the day, go outside to get some fresh air. If you have a family, spend time with your kids to help them get some energy out. You don’t want them to go stir crazy and distract you from your work.