Remote work is not everyone’s cup of tea, so how are first-time remote workers to face this challenge? Those who have the privilege of working remotely have to find ways to cope with this abrupt change of scenery and routine.
While no one has the right answers or a fool-proof method for retaining one’s sanity and healthy work patterns, we’ve all developed a few ways to make our days in isolation better. Here is how the team at Circles Co. is tackling their remote work.
Wear the pants
“Being indoors for over a week has made me a little stir crazy. I have to have a movie or music on in the background to stay sane. My cats help. I’ve also been eating a lot of junk food…putting real pants on sometime during the day makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.” – Shane Warden, Graphic Designer
Laugh a little
“Laughing, whether on a video meeting or over Slack messages, has helped me stay positive. My coworkers have brightened my day with wacky Slack statuses and Oscar-worthy puns. Their attitude is helping me stay sane.” – Bailie Myers, Social Media Director
Make the most of your digital toolbox
“We’re able to stay connected through Slack, Basecamp, Zoom, and now Harvest to track time. Good communication and daily meetings are helping us pull through and be successful at the same time.” – Ismael Burciaga, Founder
“Getting up at the same time and taking lunch at the same time has kept me in sync with the rest of the team. I also still get semi-dressed. There’s something about putting on shoes that makes me more productive. Even if it’s just tennis shoes, I instantly feel more intentional about the day! On the positives, working from my porch or taking short walk breaks outside has been wonderful. My favorite part is being able to soak up some Vitamin D, which we all need in this time.” – Camille Melugin, Account Director & Strategist
Stretch your legs
“I continue to get up in the morning and still do all my morning tasks like take Willow out for a walk, do yoga, take a shower, etc. To make it a little easier, I try to stay at my desk for the majority of the day. I think if I were to work from the couch all day, I’d end up falling asleep or get distracted with other things. To help fight against restlessness, I’ll take Willow out on a short walk a couple of times during the day just so I can get some fresh air and a little bit of time away from the computer and the indoors.” – Sera Hill,
Designer & Developer
As we wade through these trying times together, we hope to maintain some sense of positivity when it comes to our work and home life. Things are uncertain right now, such as how long we’ll be isolating, but we can all agree that there will be brighter days to come. Stay safe and be well.
– Circles Co.
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