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  • How to Manage Working From Home

    Posted by Hannah Beck on February 22, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Happy Wednesday! Like a lot of people these days, I am lucky enough that I get to work from home. There are some down sides to the lack of social interaction that can come from working from home, but I will never get over not having to commute 2 hours a day in LA traffic to get to work! What do you all do to keep from going stir crazy when working from home? I personally try to spend a day a week working in a cafe or a coffee shop for a change of scenery. I’d love to hear any other tips you all have! 🤩

    Hannah Beck replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Michelle Harris

    Administrator
    March 12, 2023 at 3:40 pm
    Level 04

    @hannahbeck Hi Hannah! I know this response isn’t exactly what you were asking, but I found this article that we’ll be sharing in the newsletter this week. It offers great ways to switch your brain from “work mode” to “leisure mode” – something that’s come up as an issue for a lot of people working from home! I especially like the “create a fake commute” recommendation. 🙂

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brain-leisure-mode-work-burnout_l_63d28760e4b0c2b49adacb6c

  • Hannah Beck

    Administrator
    March 15, 2023 at 5:58 pm
    Level 01

    I love these suggestions! I usually take my dog for a walk at the start and end of my day – might be time for a mental reframe!

    • Michelle Harris

      Administrator
      March 16, 2023 at 9:47 am
      Level 04

      I love this – clean break!! 👏🏼

  • Michelle Harris

    Administrator
    March 16, 2023 at 9:53 am
    Level 04

    Productivity experts say that we should be taking a short 5-10 minute break for every 50 minutes of work (this would apply in the office or at home). It’s something we encourage in our programs. I use an app called Focus@Will recommended to me by @Avoorheis22 to not only help me focus, but to also time my work. I have my timer on the app set to 50 minutes and when I hear the alarm, I get up and walk around, stretch or do a mini workout with the weights I keep next to my desk. 😊 You don’t need to pay for the app – you can also use the timer on your watch, phone or computer!

    • Hannah Beck

      Administrator
      March 16, 2023 at 5:37 pm
      Level 01

      On a similar note, I’ve been using Timely to keep track of how much time I spend doing what each day so I have some idea of what I’ve gotten done (and when I’ve spent too much time on Twitter 🫣). I have it connected to my Chrome browser and my Microsoft Suite, and I’ve found that having an actual quantifiable number to indicate my productivity prevents feeling like I am not getting enough done AND gives me a lil serotonin burst when I see how much I actually accomplished. Unfortunately it isn’t free, but it is very helpful!

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