A Bachelor’s Guide on Work from Home

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  1. Getting up 15 mins before login hour, no problem.
  2. Working in your pajamas, no problem.
  3. Don’t feel like cooking, order-in, you get the idea.
  1. Keep a separate room for work, with a full office setup.
  2. Spend time with your children and family and dogs.
  3. Connect with people through face time regularly.
  4. “Be Happy!!!!”

The Imaginary wall

If you are like me and can’t afford an entire room to be converted for a specific purpose, build an imaginary wall and divide your space into designated zones.

Failing to plan, is planning to fail

When I was working from the office, I never had to worry about my breakfast or lunch, I’ll just eat at office cafeteria, but I carried that habit of not preparing meals to my work from home days. I will order food twice a day sometimes, and trust me when you are given a choice between pizza and salad when salad costs more, most people choose pizza.

Knowing the boundaries

When working from home and having flexible hours, personal and professional can lose their boundaries very fast. You might end up working till late into the night or get so engaged in movies or TV that you forget about an important meeting.

Conclusion

I am going, to be honest here, I myself haven’t fully mastered these ideas, I still find myself scrolling through my phone at my office desk, or attending a call from the comfort of my sofa. But here is the thing, I have been getting better at it over time. And above all I have learned the greatest trick of all to be happy, try to go easy on myself once in a while. I know over time I will improve, and time is all I have, and time is all it takes.

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