Working remote is a luxury that both our team and thousands of others get to experience daily. Although incredibly convenient, being a digital worker can become a little too relaxing, and can take a toll on the efficiency of your projects. Use these tips to help your work regimen whether you're a traveling nomad, a freelancer, or working from your apartment everyday.
1. Portable Power is Crucial
As someone who personally works out of a coffee shop 70% of the week, there is nothing worse than being heavily invested in a project when there's no power outlet in sight. Invest in a powerful power bank that can charge both a laptop and phone, and maybe even at the same time.
2. Get Out Of Your Pajamas
This doesn't have to be all too serious, as our team spends most of our days in some sort of athletic attire. We've simply found that staying in the clothes you sleep in all day will make you want to.. well... just sleep. And hey, if you need some comfortable clothes to move around in all day, we might have you covered.
3. Separate Work and Living Spaces
On a similar note, working in your bed will only make you want to go to bed. Create different environments for different tasks, and make a habit to only do said tasks in designated areas. Whether it's working from the kitchen counter or eating dinner on the couch, make a system that works for you and stick to it.
4. Take A Break
There's a reason you chose to work remotely, right? Make sure to take breaks from your hectic schedule and take advantage of your surroundings. Keeping a healthy work/life balance is crucial for efficiently keeping away from an office.
5. Embrace A Back-Up
No matter if it's a hard-drive, cloud-based software, or even a second device, keeping a backup of all of your work is incredibly crucial. Freelancers especially won't have any other support or someone to replace their hard work, so make sure a second copy is always readily available.
6. Don't Stay Stagnant
7. Keep An Organized Workspace
Simply put, a clean desk allows a clean mind. If you're working from a cafe for the day, only pack the essentials that you need for the day's projects.