WFH Policy

It’s Time to Talk About Work-From-Home Policy

Are you concerned about your work-from-home policy? If so, you’re not alone! According to a recent survey, a whopping 73% of remote workers feel the same. One of the biggest causes for concern might be an unclear—or worse yet, absent—work-from-home policy. So, first thing first. If you don’t have a work-from-home policy, now is the time to make one. This policy establishes clear expectations for professionals that work remotely, removing a lot of guess-work, miscommunication, frustration, and wasted time for employer and employee alike. The Basic Components of a Work-From-Home Policy Work-from-home polices can vary depending on the scope of the employee/employer relationship. However, there are some basics that should be common across the board. In basic terms, these include: …

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7 Tips That Will Supercharge Your Work-From-Home Focus

As wonderful as working remotely can be, there are challenges. One of the most common of these challenges is staying focused. So, if you’re looking for ways to improve work-from-home focus, know you aren’t alone—and thankfully—there are a lot of great resources that can help you improve. Here are seven of my favorites. I hope you will find these helpful! Understand Your Hours of Peak Productivity Are you an early bird or a night owl? Pay attention to your energy levels and productivity throughout the day. If you’re a morning person, it probably doesn’t make sense to stay up late and work every night. If you prefer to work late after the day is done, don’t sabotage this by scheduling …

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8+ Helpful Cleaning Hacks for Work-from-home Parents

You’re busy. I get it. You don’t have the time to read a long intro or a boring story about how hard it is to keep a clean house when working from home. You already know because you live it. So, let’s just cut to the chase. Here are some helpful cleaning hacks for work-from-home parents that are quick and easy! Cleaning Hacks for Work-from-Home Parents: Must-Have Items Cleaning is difficult enough without wasting time and energy looking for the items you need. So, the first thing you should do is create a cleaning kit that includes all of your must-haves, then put this kit in a convenient spot. You could even create separate kits for each room. What should …

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How to Take a Work-from-home Vacation in 5 Easy Steps

Five years ago, I started a part-time remote job, without knowing about work-from-home vacations. I loved my first few weeks working remotely; I was freed of the morning rush to get to work and could work without compromising on time for my friends and family. Self-set goals took precedence over the obligation to stay at my desk until the clock struck 5. But the momentum did not last. A few months in, I was burned out and could find no clear demarcation between work and the rest of my life. I distinctly remember a moment when I was looking at the floor and the surrounding walls after a remote work shift ended, feeling like I had not felt oriented to my …

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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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Working & Learning From Home: 6 Success Tips for the Whole Family

Are your children distance learning from home? Perhaps you’ve been a work-from-home pro for years. Maybe the COVID-19 pandemic is what brought you home to do your work. Either way, you’re successful at what you do, and every day is productive for you. It shouldn’t be any different when the kids are learning from home. But now that the traditional school day has changed—morphing from one in which students attend school, go to class, complete their assignments, stay after school or extracurricular activities, go home and repeat the process the next day to a virtual, learning-from-home endeavor—you’re looking at ways to ensure success for not only yourself but your school-aged children as well.  And you can do it by creating places …

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One Simple Way a Work-from-home Mom Builds a Happy Home

My first child was a baby when I began working from home. I imagined that working from home would be such a joy because I would spend every waking hour with my little one. I would not miss out on his first words, his first steps, or any of those important moments that only come once in a lifetime. This proved to be mostly true.