8 Ways to Get Remote Working to Work For You

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Many jobs around the world are still being conducted remotely, and some companies have realised that not everyone needs to be in the office every day to do a good job.

Most of us know how to effectively work from home after the recent pandemic, but there are a few ways to get remote working to work for you every single day.

Some people prefer to work from home and others love to go to the office, but it doesn’t hurt to have some positive habits up your sleeve to make sure you have a productive day of work!

Whether you work completely online or you get the chance to go to the office occasionally, I’ve put together 8 ways to get remote working to work for you!

1. Make sure your whole life isn’t remote

If you want to get remote working to work for you, you need to recognise that not everything can be done remotely- and you need to find time with people in real life too. Spend time with your partner if they are also working from home, and make sure you meet up with friends on a regular basis.

If your work is flexible, you could even meet up with someone during your lunch break.

2. Choose healthy snacks

When I’m working from home, I snack constantly! If you’re the same, try and choose healthy or filling snacks that give you some substance, as well as satisfying your hunger. Make yourself some toast for a filling snack, or eat some carrot sticks.

If you’re working from home, you can easily fall into the trap of boredom eating, so if that happens find something healthy to nibble on, such as bran or berries.

3. Give yourself a proper lunch break

In most jobs, you are forced to take a proper lunch break away from your desk. This might be half an hour or an hour, but it’s so important to take this time even if you’re not in the office. Spend an hour making a nice meal for yourself, or go out for a walk to get some fresh air.

You need to be prioritising break time, and remote working means you can take the chance to cook a proper meal for yourself at lunchtime.

4. Fight the urge to nap

If you want to get remote working to work for you, try to avoid falling into “bad” habits. It can be so tempting to watch TV all day when you have a quiet day, or go for a nap and do your work later in the evening. This might work for some people, but it’s often a better idea to stick to your normal work routine- especially if you’re going into work for part of the week.

This means you can easily transition between working from home and working from the office, without feeling like your routine is messed up.

5. Focus on the positives

If you’re someone who prefers to be in the office, try and think positively about how can you make remote working work for you. Maybe this is much better for child care reasons, or it will give you more time to see your partner during the day. Try and focus on the positives of this situation.

So many jobs can be completed remotely nowadays, and jobs such as interpreting services or translation can all be done from home. This opens up so many opportunities for people like me who don’t live in London, for example, and there are a lot of positives to remote working, in my opinion.

6. Get everything you need ready

Make sure you have everything you need before you start working. Get a cup of tea and your breakfast, and make sure your laptop or monitor is set up, ready for the day ahead. This will keep you on track with your work, and put you in a better mindset.

There’s nothing worse than rushing to a video call, or getting a technical problem right in the middle of a meeting, so do a little preparation ahead of time to get remote working to work for you.

7. Plan your day

I love to plan my day in the morning, or sometimes the evening before. This might not work for everyone, but I find it gives me the flexibility I need from day to day, but also allows me to add some structure to my day.

I work in a “regular” job until 1pm and then I work from home after that, so I like to organise my day accordingly.

8. Get up from your desk

When you work in an office, you naturally go for walks around the building when you pop to see your colleague, or if you’re going to get a drink from the kitchen. So make sure you’re doing the same at home.

Take those tea breaks when you can and chat to friends online or over the phone, and stretch your legs whenever possible. If you can, sit at a desk as it’s much better for your back, and don’t forget to go for a walk whenever you can- even if it’s just upstairs to the toilet!

Do you work remotely? Do you like to work from home? What advice would you give someone who is currently working remotely?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Happy reading x

63 thoughts

  1. Love this post and the tips you’ve shared! I’m someone who likes routine so having a plan of the day is really helpful for me. Thank you for sharing so many amazing tips, I’ll for sure be using some of these in my day to day life Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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  2. Great tips.

    I love working from home, but it is important to remember these things.

    I am always inclined to have a nap, but I get another coffee and resist the urge!

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  3. I love planning my days to get myself organized but I also love taking naps 😀 I used to work from home and I would stay in for a week. I would not go outside, except for exercising hahah. This post is actually really helpful because I can relate to this. Thank you for sharing these tips.

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  4. I definitely need to get up and move around more while working from home in my volunteer role and for my blog. I’m become like a lump of rock, barely moving since the pandemic started. I could also do with eating more healthy snacks too

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  5. This is a great post. I don’t work from home yet but I know some people who do. I will share this with them. Thank you for the tips for future reference.

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  6. Something I struggle with is remembering to eat at all – let alone eat healthy. I need to set reminders for myself or I’ll just work through every second of the day and never rest or eat or move from my desk haha. I’ll have to keep all of this in mind!

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  7. I just started working remotely full time and these are some really great tips. I have not had to worry about being tempted to nap, but I have fallen victim to sitting at this desk all day and not socializing with anything but my dog and my computer screen. Such helpful reminders

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  8. I love working from home and have done so since before the pandemic. The amount of work I could do in a quarter of the time was undoubtedly better in quality and I still had the time to relax and do stuff around the house! Building boundaries is the secret!

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  9. These are great tips! I’m currently finishing another online semester and wish I’d had this advice earlier this year. Especially eating healthy and having a life outside the office.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I have worked from home and found it very isolating. I found even though I don’t particularly like other people I missed day to day interaction and fell into my own little bubble.

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