We’ve all learned that you shouldn’t bring your work home. That becomes rather problematic when you work from home.
And while wearing sweatpants and setting your own hours are big perks of the work-from-home life, it can be hard to stay focused when you’re on a couch, not in an office.
Working remotely, especially when you work from home most of the time, means figuring out when to work, where to work, and how to create boundaries between work and personal life.
We understand. So we’ve searched high and low to find you the best online advice to maximize your productivity—while staying sane—when you work from home.
1. If you’re not careful, it can be easy to turn a 15 minute break into hours lost to mindlessly scrolling TikTok or Facebook. One of the best ways to stay on-task is to cut yourself off completely from social media during your working hours.
2. Got kids? It’s time to make peace with the mess. It’s ok, really.
3. Prioritizing non-work activities like exercise, cooking, or spending time with family, is just one tip for creating a work-life balance when you’re the boss.
4. Frustrated by the remote worker myths of yore? Trello debunks the 10 biggest misconceptions of remote work so you can finally squash those work-style arguments you always have with your parents.
5. Even when “dress for success” doesn’t officially apply, it’s still a good idea to get out of your PJs or sweats.
6. Adjusting the thermostat is just one of these 11 actionable hacks for a productive remote work environment.
7. The fridge is only a short walk away, so it can be easy to just mindlessly munch all day long. Here’s how to beat the at-home hunger pangs.
8. Be grateful you’re working from home and not in some cubicle! That gratitude will motivate you to work harder, so you can continue to work from home.
9. The best way to maximize your remote productivity is to have a reliable source of work you can do from home. Find your remote job on Moonlighting.
Now, put on some pants and get to work!