You even might have bad days or good days, happens when you are working out of office as well.
So yeah, maintain a routine of going to sleep and getting up in the morning. if that isnt an option then at least get ready when you wake up and try to do all the morning rituals before starting. The best way is to do some small stretches and a little bit of cardio to wake your sleepy self up and most importantly get a quick bath, feel fresh, dress up in your comfy wear and start off your working schedule.
Do take some small breaks in between forr coffee or munching something and if you have the opportunity try to set up your meeting timings accordingly and also check your calendar before eengaging into anything major at home :P
There are plenty of professional tips being posteed across social media, search engines, youtube,etc, worth a watch/read.
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Once you have taken care of these two items, half of the battle is already won. If you are like me and often need to go on calls, you will need to make sure you have a nice pair of headsets as well. And obviously try to work from a place that offers some peace and quite.
Pro-Tip : Spending some money on tech like, an extra pair of monitors, a good keyboard might be good in the long run, but that is if you are not traveling much
I follow the below approach:
Make a schedule and stick to it
Focus on what you’ve accomplished at the end of each day to keep yourself motivated
Create a dedicated workspace and let your family know that you are unavailable during work hours
Try to work all day without regular breaks — your productivity and motivation will suffer
Isolate yourself — go the extra mile to meet up with colleagues and peers to talk shop
Neglect to check in regularly with colleagues and bosses — it’s important to make yourself ‘visible’ even if you aren’t in the office
My best advice would be to combine your passions and loves while working from home, leverage the flexibility working from home enables, and drive a positive mindset to meet them.
This can be achieved with some simple principles that align with your working tasks and personal interests:
1. Set calendar time for travel
2. Define your working hours/schedule to support and balance with your personal planning
3. Love to help others? make sure you have a concrete plan of how to help (volunteering programs, specific individuals you set time to support and meet, organizations you are tied with). Be active in setting this.
4. Once in a while make sure your priorities meet your passions and make adjustments accordingly.
5. Try new things
You are a leader and like helping others and travel, but you asked how to work from home. I suggest some sort of work involving websites or telephoning on behalf of non-profit organizations. Many people are in need of help, and someone with travel and leadership skills could help recruit volunteers. It is important to know social media skills and websites. Perhaps take an online course relating to online marketing, also.
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Way of working varies from person to person whether it is from office or WFH. I like WFH once or twice a week to avoid travelling stress and flexibility. But you should have a reliable internet and power back up facilities available.
It is also very necessary to stay connected with the team virtually during this time. There are many companies which offers working from home.
As you told you like to helping others and travel, you can try finding some jobs which have website works, telephonic, or any role in NGO's which would make use of your leadership skills.
Hope this helps. All the best!!
So first try to sort out things which interests you the most.
If it is traveling that interests you most to build your career then start looking for opportunities towards it else if it is to WFH then look for those opportunities that supports your WFH career.
My sincere advice is to have clarity on what you want to work and achieve. Clearly define your short term and long term goals and work towards it.
All The Best !!!
Make sure you have the tools you need to communicate and collaborate effectively.
Hardware (computer, microphone, camera) and necessary software
Quiet and secure place to work
Easy access to team collaboration groups and shared drives
Create a one-to-one chat with your manager
Document preferred working hours and share with your team and partners
Document goals, deliverables and timelines
Moreover do not forget to add some fun to the schedule you are working in, I mean if it's 8 hours work time, make sure to spend at-least 15 minutes every second hour if you can.
Just take enough breaks.
Keep the family mood jolly and up.
Do not be extra protective of the family atmosphere while you are on the Meetings as it's okay to introduce someone from family accidentally jumps in the work meeting.
Set a start and end time to your day and try sticking to it. Get up, get dressed and have a plan for your day. Allocate specific time in your day for meetings, tasks, eating, breaks etc.
At home, set expectations to avoid distractions & try to set aside focused time for work. Likewise, dedicate time for personal chores.
Take breaks away from your working space, step away to grab your coffee or tea. Take a screen break, swap the smart phone for a book or some exercise with your favorite music on.
If that is the case , apart from your leadership skills , learn the art of influencing people , Pranic healing, Reiki techniques - you will be able to help lot of people from your home. And this services are required for larger number of people around this world.
Few things to look out for during work from home
1) Dependable Internet bandwidth
2) Reliable electricity connection and/or backup
3) Your Laptop / Headphone and other hardware necessary for your line of work .
I hope this helps .
If you're looking for specific jobs that are "work from home only", you can look at websites like flexjobs.com or fiverr.com. Again, because of COVID, many companies that never allowed remote work before are now allowing and even encouraging...
Hope this helps!!
My best advice to you is to have a plan/schedule and stick to it. Get up everyday and get ready for work as if you were working outside the home. Shower, get dressed, etc. Whatever you would normally do. Resist the urge to work in pajamas or sweats. Make a list for your day & be sure to include breaks. Try not to get distracted. I tend to leave the TV off while working, but will listen to music.
Make sure you have a comfortable work space to support your work time .
Assuming you are looking for a paying job that you can work from home ..
Along with interests, you need to identify/build skills .
For example ,you can use your leadership skills to organize group travels /treks /places less explored .However to make this a success you would need to market it well, do some research ,plan the details, have good social skills ,etc .If you are into vlogging , you would need to learn photography, video editing ,etc ..You can also do freelance coding, website creation ,etc .You may open a child care centre or pet care centre from your home ..
Whatever job you choose first step would be to identify your skills ,build on it and also learn new skills ...
I can see that you are in a non-profit organizations which is great work irrespective of the results.
Now regarding your question of working from home, generally I will suggest you to start working in non profit org for free first and get yourself experienced in it and then start your own non profit organisation .
I will also suggest to lot of physical exercise and yoga as they will be the real backbone for careers in non profit organisation as the work is very hard and need a lot of sacrifice.
Remember in this kind of job more than technical knowledge it is the real life practice which will help.
For studies I will suggest law related studies will help most here.
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Workers should be focused and disciplined, knowing that expectations are in place for telecommute employees just as they are for those going to the office. It is important to remain as active as possible, by taking breaks when you can, stretching and perhaps even going for a walk on your lunch break. A schedule should also be maintained to ensure adequate sleep and to ensure you are "clocking" in on time. If others are living in the home with you, it is important for them to understand your job is just as important as anyone else's regardless of working at home. Distractions and disruptions should be kept to a minimum to allow you to complete your work.
If you enjoy traveling, there are companies who hire associates to travel for business purposes, but also complete their work virtually, giving you the freedom of both. A consultant role is an example that comes to mind.
I have been in the WAH capacity for several years and still contribute to my team and company in a way that makes me feel accomplished professionally, and continues to utilize my skills and strengths. My team members maintain constant communication and support with each other, so I still maintain social interaction with my peers.
If a leadership role is something you are considering pursuing in a work at home environment, it is important to engage in active listening especially with your direct reports. It is critical to pick up on verbal cues and tones from your employees due since there is less face-to-face interaction. Also, be understanding of the unique challenges that they face working in this environment. Providing feedback and transparent expectations help each associate know where they stand.
Best of luck!
First rule is stick to a schedule. This will help to be more productive and save you from being in front of your machine for long time. Take small breaks in between if needed and do a little bit of stretching now and then.
Based on your city of stay, you might be saving some travel time everyday, use this time for any of your hobbies, learn new skill, learn a instrument, cooking or practically anything of your choice.
Sometimes WFH can be daunting as you are not regularly meeting your colleagues, peers. Try connecting with them as often as possible, better on a video conferencing, share your experiences and learn theirs.