Establishing a work-from-home routine is good because it gives you a schedule to follow.
Until it becomes too boring and predictable.
So, how do you spice things up? Here are some suggestions.
Get an Early or Late Start
Begin your day by clocking in early.
If you have a morning shift, you might want to log in two hours prior. Or if you work late at night, take the morning to sleep in before your shift.
How does starting work earlier affect you?
For one, you end work much earlier too. Another is you get to do other tasks around the house or run some errands.
Work Somewhere Else
Sure, your home is one of the most comfortable places in the world. After all, you have an established routine of how your day goes.
Still, it can feel stifling, not to mention, isolating at times. Think cabin fever.
As such, change up your remote work routine by working at a local cafe, perhaps.
A co-working space works just as well too.
You will find fellow remote workers at these places, which is can give you a wonderful opportunity to connect.
Don’t Wear Your Pajamas to Work
Most of the time, it does not make sense to change out of your pajamas when you are just at home.
Why should you? Pajamas are cozy!
However, you might want to change your clothes once in a while.
Try dressing up for a Zoom call that requires you to turn your camera on. Not only will you look good, but you will be in a better mental space, which can further improve your productivity too.
Prep Meals and Snacks
One way to have a healthy work-from-home routine is to plan your meals.
Doing so saves you so much time because you don’t have to think about it. What’s more, meal planning can encourage you to incorporate nutritious dishes into your diet.
As such, you might want to consider preparing some tuna salad and veggie wraps. Or if you want an authentic Pinoy dish, try pinakbet or tinola.
Personalize Your Workspace
As a remote worker, you spend most of your time in your home office. If not a personal office, then on your desk.
Thus, it can become cluttered if you are not too mindful, which can affect your work performance.
As such, you might want to move your desk to a different location where you can enjoy some natural sunlight.
If you find your desk too boring, add some personality by adding a few gadgets to make working easier and more comfortable.
Make Room For Any Changes At Home
Working from home might require a few adjustments on your end.
After all, you have to now balance running a household, especially if you live alone while working a regular shift.
Thus, to stay organized, take the time to review any recent changes in your life.
Then, create a good work-from-home routine based on your new schedule. This way, you can work while attending to other important matters.
Employ a Standing Desk
Yes, working remotely often means sitting in front of a computer for at least eight hours a day.
That can’t be healthy, so try using a standing desk.
Some benefits of a standing desk include decreased levels of blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. It also improves your blood circulation and can help with chronic pain.
However, you don’t have to stand all day. Try alternating between sitting for 30-40 minutes and standing for 15-20 minutes.
Try Out a New Hobby
Another way to change up your routine is to try a new hobby.
Or you might want to pick up a pursuit that you never had time for.
Ideally, your hobby should be completely different from what you do at work. You don’t even have to excel at it either. It’s meant to be an activity that you enjoy in your downtime.
Working remotely can sometimes feel isolating. If you do the same routine every day, it can get monotonous.
Yet, it doesn’t have to be. It may be simply a matter of finding ways to entertain and detach from the work that you do.
On that note, Remote Staff offers its remote workers continuous support even after recruitment. Remote working does not have to make you feel disconnected from everyone.
Remote Staff has also been in business for 15 years and has provided work-from-home opportunities to countless Filipino remote workers. If you want to know more, check out the job listing and register today!