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10 Ways to Stay Sane When Working From Home. START SMALL. Although this list has 10 tips, do not take action on all of them, especially not all at once. “If you try to revamp your entire REARRANGE YOUR SCHEDULE. CONSIDER TIME BLOCKING.

MAKE BREAKS PRODUCTIVE. DON’T DRESS THE PART. As the list of companies mandating employees to work from home to stop the spread of coronavirus grows, you might be wondering just exactly how you can stay sane if it happens to you. The panic. Get some exercise.

It’s really easy to feel stagnant when working from home, so this one is really important. Try to integrate some form of movement into your working from home days. Unless you’re ill of course, in which case you should be resting at home, not working from home. 10 Ways to Stay Sane When Working From Home. “Having these different environments available throughout the day not only helps me stay more focused, it also makes working from home more fun,” he says.

You don’t need a big house to achieve this. Berger lives with her fiance in a 400-square foot, two-room apartment. Working from home can create a sense of isolation due to the lack of socialization. Make time to stay connected with others, make dinner plans with friends over Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom with your favorite coworkers.

Take Breaks: Aim to take a 15-minute break every 75-90 minutes of work. Make sure that your break does not involve any screens. Live by your hourly calendar from waking up until night time.

Block exercise time, kid time, work hours and “do nothing” time. Within work hours, specify what you will accomplish. Before closing. 10 Ways To Stay Sane When You Work From Home.

May 30, 2019 by Andrea Leave a Comment. 50 {icon} {views} These days, more and more of us are working from home. And it’s such a miraculous thing to be able to do.

You can choose your working hours, choose your work, and take your career prospects into your own hands. It’s incredibly exciting. 10 Ways To Stay Sane While Working From Home With Kids. Read full article.

0. Rebecca Henninger. July 19, 2020, 6:00 AM. When I started this whole journey of self-employment, it was with my kids.

10 Ways To Stay Sane While Working From Home With Kids. 1. Accept failure. You will absolutely not get the things done that you planned.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀.

2. Build an “Oh, Sh*t” block into your schedule. 3. Get up and move. 4. Exercise. 5. Get dressed and put on makeup. Set yourself small, achievable goals.

Do not try to do too much at once. Focus on one issue at a time, then reward yourself with a coffee break or hanging the washing out. Stick to your working hours, only focus on a task at a time and get it done. Outside of working time, be good to yourself and others.

We all complain how busy we are.

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On the other hand, working from home can be incredibly productive, as there is no work phone, students, and colleagues to walk into your office – you can be hiding away from the world and move your work forward.

“The A-Z of the PhD Trajectory: A Practical Guide for a Successful Journey” by Eva O. L. Lantsoght
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All of these built-in movement opportunities go away when you work from home.

“Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Employees on Distributed Teams” by Teresa Douglas, Holly Gordon, Mike Webber
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Working from home also has its drawbacks.

“Day Trade Online” by Christopher A. Farrell
from Day Trade Online
by Christopher A. Farrell
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This easy-to-read source has excellent observations on working from home, especially for the first-time experience.

“Organizational Behavior: Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations” by Joseph E. Champoux
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by Joseph E. Champoux
Taylor & Francis, 2016

By avoiding the overhead of an office, working from a place you enjoy, and chucking the rat race, working from home can indeed be great—and don’t forget that easy commute to the extra bedroom.

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  • Great tips-I’m completely binge-watching your free content until I can afford to jump into Pat Flynn’s University of How to Succeed-loving it-thank you for all you do!!

    Small token of appreciation, this totally off topic and of course, unsolicited advice: @ 4:54: “I was very very grateful that she called me out on that…but we didn’t have kids yet…I definitely don’t want to behave like that when my kids are talking to me…” as if doing it to her is any less of a problem?

    You and she were a thing before the kids came along-keeping that relationship a priority-yes, even above the kids-will help ensure you two are a thing long after the kids are grown and gone. They are a PART of your relationship and life. Ideally, the two of you are a team for life (not just parents) and it’s every bit as important (I daresay quite a bit more so) to make that relationship a priority and keeping that in mind in order to help avoid kids driving a nearly-impossible-to-remove wedge between you two. Wishing you continued success-in ALL areas ;0)

  • You should work with The K1D on soundcloud, he just started making music but he’s got potential if he had help from someone like you

  • Us work at home music dudes and gals are lucky during this crazy pandemic relative to normal people who look more forward to going outside. I love the outdoors and going to stores to interact with other humans, and stop for a coffee and hang out in a coffee shop with my laptop or iPad. But I also look forward to spending time at home playing with gear and software and connecting a new gadget or midi thingy. Bloggers and youtubers are also less messed up and are actually part of a team of humans that help make this stay at home torture much easier. Thanks Mr RecordingRevolution for a higher quality home experience. You are responsible for challenging us to keep us learning new things and improving whatever musical thing we do.

  • Hi Erika I’m ready to wake up to this terrible nightmare. The number of death is getting higher in Italy it’s terrible. People cannot even go yo their parents or relative funerals it’s just brutal. �� Keep doing videos it helps a lot ❤Please can you give us a Playlist of the beautiful music you use for your videos they are so relaxing it would help me a lot thankyou ��

  • Erika you queen this is so helpful to me and has been helping me all week keep some form of a routine. In terms of your content just seeing what your doing in general to deal with this is very helpful xx

  • Hi Pat great video, I was working late again and listened to “Beware the Temptation to Work When You Shouldn’t” when It was 9PM already and my kids were about to go to bed. I stopped the video and hung out with the family. Great reminder, thank you.

  • I love you and all but your suggestions are what everyone is saying at this moment, and honestly (I come in peace) seeing your beautiful house with so many green and space and EVEN A POOL <3 I really envy you
    I live in an apartment in Italy and we can’t absolutely not even go “for a walk” because parks are closed and you need a certification to going out or you risk a fine ;-;
    I’m going insane doing hours on hours of uni lessons at the pc

  • That was so helpful for me. I work from home anyway, but I schedule meetings with designers and architects, and they’re all cancelling because they’re also working from home or their office is not accepting visitors. I have never used my diary efficiently and my time management skills are not great. I’m a Gemini easily distracted. I think scheduling the day even for minor things is a great idea. Stay well. ��

  • Hey graham, i know you post a lot of audio related content, but what about video related content? your videos look amazing and i would like to see your process of editing and recording your videos:)

  • Find people you can co-op with and do what you can Putin’s tactic is what could be going on too I’ve read notice the Dr. In Wuhan who was forced to NOT TELL the public? We assume it’s an accident or something was it? Read about how proud the Chinese were of this facility and others like it The doctor took it for granted that what he’d reported would be taken care of doctor talk stat and wasn’t He became alarmed when it wasn’t Do what you can for work Demand your jobs from who ever you can and be creative and safe

  • Thanks so much Erika for the work tips. I leave the tv unplugged until I want to watch something special. Best to you and your sister in the city. ����

  • Finding you spot has been great for me. It allows me to find a place where I can go crazy with post it notes, the white board, and all the other things that I am handling.

  • I’m a retired software developer. In the morning I create synth-wave and write reaper plugins. The perfect geek daw. The afternoon is piano and bass practice. Then the evening is watching you and Produce like a pro. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  • All my paying gigs and recording sessions have been cancelled. So I started my band’s new album a week ago. More than half way completed already!

  • This has been a great resource. Especially the loneliness part. Working from home in an apartment I live in by myself when I’m used to being in an office with awesome coworkers.. Yeah. That loneliness hits hard.

  • I love how well balanced this video is. You come across up front as this really macho MMA announcer type and then all the sudden have all these really well though out, thoroughly researched health and productivity tips and tech advice. Loved all of it, the Yoga, breaks, scheduled time off, time outside, sit/stand, blue light reduction, watching water intake super well rounded and transformative stuff. I have been doing almost everything on your list and can testify that this stuff really works and makes a massive difference in your mental and physical health, happiness and productivity. From a life long WFH career guy, huge props and really well done. To everyone else: this stuff works guys try it!

  • Lot of good tips here!
    Also recommend getting a proper desk chair (or best you can afford). A foot rest may also seem a bit extravagant but they make a huge difference! A monitor stand will give you a lot more flexibility than most OEM stands so you can get them in a better position. Do yourself a favor and focus on your desk ergonomics.
    Have to partially disagree with the closed back headphones though. Closed back vs open back is really dependent on a number of factors, But I tend to find open back better sounding, but I’m willing to loose some bass for better sound stage. Tend to be way more comfortable when wearing for 8+ hours a day!
    If you’re in the office OR home and don’t need to drown out noise and don’t have someone a foot from you, the sound leak isn’t a huge deal AND it’s easier for someone to get your attention.

  • I’m struggling with separation of work with personal time. I am fortunate to have a room dedicated as an office/study, but normally this is my relaxing zone. I’m not working from here and all my work stuff is here and it’s difficult to have that physical separation. Is there any tips or tricks that people can recommend to help with going from work mode to personal mode in the same physical space

  • Hi Pat, I really enjoyed your working from home tips! I’m a physiotherapist/pilates instructor just started my own channel. If you would please check it out and support me it would mean a lot.

  • Thank you for providing the planners, they are really helpful. I’ve taken screenshots and will share them with colleagues tomorrow!

  • Thank you for sharing this information. The one I chose was #5 Taking breaks. As being a work-a-holic, I have to learn how to take breaks. I get caught up into my assignments and try to finish them in a timely fashion without taking a break (whether at home or at work). I am learning through this video.

  • As one already experienced two months working from home, here are my tips
    1. First, get changed out of your pajamas every morning. It’ll help get you in the right headspace for work and allow you to take video calls on the fly.
    2. Pick one or more dedicated workspaces, ideally with a decent chair that will support your back.
    3. But try to keep your bedroom as a sacred space for sleeping and relaxing where work is banned. It’ll help make the work-life divide a little clearer.
    4. Wake up more than five minutes before your workday starts. You need time to prepare for the day, both mentally and physically.
    5. Try wearing shoes, because let’s be real: You probably wouldn’t be chilling barefoot in an office.
    6. Sign out and turn off notifications for work-related email and instant messaging when the day is over — especially if you’re signed in on your personal devices.
    7. Overworking can be a real issue, so clearly define what hours you will be working and stick to it.
    8.Also, take frequent breaks so you don’t burn out. You’re probably not actually working 100% of the time when you’re in an office anyway.
    9.Be sure to socialize after work, even if it’s just a video call, to keep the loneliness at bay.
    10.Communicate to people you live with that you’re working, like if you have a video call with your coworkers and need everyone to be quiet.
    11. Use headphones and mute your microphone during conference calls (unless you’re speaking) to minimize the amount of audio feedback and times that random sounds interrupt the conversation. Make a conference call highly recommend this tool Dingtalk Lite
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alibaba.dingtalk.global&hl=en_US

  • I came to the video looking for tips that’d help me get organized and motivated, because I have been struggling for the last few months. But I leave feeling like a friend has just given me good advice. Thank you for being so kind in your words!!

  • It seems so weird to use face wipes in the morning. They’re probably better than the average wipe, but we should still probably be avoiding using tugging products on our skin.

    On a positive note, your home is beautiful. And that coffee looks delish

  • Hi, I have started working at home the last couple months and I really needed this video. So big thanks for that! And where can I see your live streams?

  • Thank u so much Erika. I agree with every word. Take care. Stay strong as you always are (!!) and be safe. A “virtual hug” from Portugal. Keep up this good work.!! Stay healty guys. Be strong everyone! LOVE ***

  • Huge respect man. Over the past few months, I’ve been doing more and more computer work at work. And I’m alone here at the shop. And it is SO HARD to stay working. ( I should be working now ) and I just thought I was a lazy shit. I see I’m not alone at all. Thanks for this bud.

  • this is great, Graham. I’ve been self employed for over 25 years and have learned these things by trial and error. What you’ve summarized here is TRUE!! Thanks so much

  • I’ve got about $250 to spend on a keyboard, mouse, and mousepad. My main purpose is for gaming. Do you have any recommendations for that price range?

  • Your tips are great for people that need separation. Others, like me, enjoy the flow between private and work. I have an office, also my music studio. I get up 5 minutes before I need to start work, log in, check mail, then go down and drink coffee. Then I do what I need to at work, then maybe take an hour and do some home chores, then check back in at work. I am prof. enough that I can do my work fast when I need to. I have two screens, one for work and one for YouTube. So, you should recognise there are lots of people that don’t need to compartmentalise, but can switch between work and home seamlessly. Stay safe!

  • Really appreciate this, working IT from home isn’t great and rather be in the office. I found it better for myself to use another PC for work and leave my gaming PC off during that time.

  • The first tip of all is to wake up rejuvenated if you understand sleep cycles (and the importance of waking up in a lighter sleep cycle), you’ll already be more ready to start your day. In other words, just download the Sleep Cycle app!

  • Hey bud!! Haven’t seen one of your videos in a while�� Hope your doing well and keeping sane lol. Awesome to see you with a new vid. Much growth and success to you my guy! Take care buddy ��

  • The one I would add that I have to do some is if you are wanting to procrastinate, start small. It’s easier to talk yourself into doing something if you know you only have to do something that will take a few minutes. Then once you get in those few minutes, you can do anything you want, but chances are that you will want to keep going once you get the first few minutes in.

  • Hi i am looking for someone to help me and my husband with affiliate marketing. We do not know where and how to start. I hope you can help us.

  • very very helpful tips thank you for sharing this with us ♥
    I wonder how long or how many hours should I set this schedule (roughly)