8 Useful Tips to Combat Work-from-home Burnout

If you’ve ever experienced work-from-home burnout, then you know the feeling. Trouble focusing, restlessness, headaches, and even a surge in illness can be common symptoms.  I know what burnout feels like, and I am so thankful to have discovered some methods for combating the overwhelming problem of work-from-home burnout.  However, the solution did not come overnight. As with most things, I had to go through a period of trial and error before finding effective solutions.   Tired? Drink more coffee. Trouble focusing? Chide yourself and keep going anyway, or worse yet, give in to procrastination. Restless? Headaches? Illness? Medicate and move on.  Quick fixes help for a time. But here is the problem: the symptoms always come back. So, for me, …

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Work from Home as a Permanent Option – 3 Simple Steps

Employees are asking to continue their work from home. What do you need to know about making work from home a permanent option for employees? Who should be eligible? How are business operations affected? What about insurance and workers’ compensation policies? As a virtual accounting firm operating under a distributed model since 2013, we, at Summit CPA, have experienced the transition from conducting business in a physical office environment to having our team entirely remote in a virtual office setting. With that said, we have some advice for business leaders regarding the steps they should consider taking if they would like to offer their employees the option of working from home indefinitely. Fortunately, these steps are simple and easy to …

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Virtual Teacher Communication with Parents & Students (5 Useful Tips)

Teachers all around the country have been thrown into virtual classrooms. Now that so many of you are virtual teachers, I wanted to share some of my tips on how you can communicate virtually with your parents and students. These are tips that I’ve learned that both parents and students respond to during my experience as a full-time virtual teacher in a public elementary school.