Working From Home Amidst Stay At Home Orders
If you're like many of us around the globe working from home you're probably looking for tips on how to stay focused, enjoy yourself and maintain a semblance of sanity in the process. As we've talked to our coworkers we've come up with some suggestions that you might find helpful.
Create an online support group for parents of young children. With schools, daycare and play groups being canceled, it's important to find ways to stay connected. Use free tools such as, Facetime, Google Hangouts or Skype that can help you stay connected and share honestly with other parents of young children.
Show off your workspace. Another fun way of staying connected with coworkers is to be open and honest about your work environment Our team recently started sharing pictures of our new desks and work spaces and created a collage of work from home spaces that we've begun to share with each other it's both funny and a way to get real with your co-workers at the same time.
Try virtual happy hours. Schedule a time to have a glass of wine or a beer with your coworkers add some light conversation and do it electronically. Whether it's by phone or online video. Make time to toast your co-workers and their achievements of just hanging in during this difficult time.
Number four is staying disciplined. Create a dedicated lunch break where you make sure that you take care of yourself and your family. Schedule the time on your online calendars block it off so that no one else can create a meeting for you and take care of yourself so that you can then help others when you're back at work.
Working from home can be lonely and unsettling to many of us. But we are attempting to discover what this means for our companies and our life balance. We are in this together. So from your website builder team raise a glass to you, virtually of course.