3 steps to a better remote work experience

Whether it's about taking your breaks on time or focusing on your health as much as work, a remote job is great only when you learn to balance it with your everyday life.

3 steps to a better remote work experience

I have worked remotely for the better part of my career. Freedom and flexibility have always been really important to me, so working from anywhere is the perfect set up.

However, remote work does have its unique challenges. Here are few tips to help you make the most of it.

Don’t be a stranger

I have found that working remotely can be a lonely experience. You can end up looking at your screen all day and never communicating with other people in a healthy way. So, make sure to reach out to your team (we use Slack) on things that are not work-related. Treat it like an office and act like you’re running into people in the hallway. You’ll make friends quickly and it’ll make your work much more fun.

Take care of yourself

Oddly enough, it is very easy to start getting sloppy in your day-to-day life when you first start working remotely. Because you can work whenever and wherever, there is no one but you to keep you acting like a normal human being. At first, the freedom feels amazing — wearing pyjamas and not showering until you feel like it — but, after awhile, a little routine and order starts to help you be more productive, happy, and healthy. For example, even though I work remotely, I still take a shower everyday and get dressed in normal work clothes. It’s a little way of taking care of myself when it would be just as easy to stay in sweats with the blinds shut all day.

Work at your own comfort level

Work at your own comfort level

When you’re not working – don’t work.

I know, it sounds a bit redundant. But if you aren’t intentional about this you will find that you are kind of always working. It’s especially difficult during those times when you should be off work and focusing on your family, or friends or free time. There is always a message to read, an email to send, and a task to complete. Make sure when you are finished with your work and all your loose ends are tied up – shut everything down, close your laptop, and go live life. The beauty and privilege of working remotely is the freedom it provides.

Working remotely is an awesome experience, and I don’t plan on ever going back. As someone with a little experience in it, I know that if you follow the steps above and you’ll see how amazing remote work can be.

Meet Alex Sugg

Alex is a content creator living in New York City.
Join the Discussion

You Might Also Like

Cool self-care Valentine’s Day gifts to treat yourself with

Cool self-care Valentine’s Day gifts to treat yourself with

There’s no better time to show yourself a little TLC than Valentine’s Day. Yes, medical experts agree that regular attention to our physical and mental health increases motivation and gives us more energy when it’s time to be productive. So,..
Master & Dynamic MW09 review: ANC earbuds with live performance-like audio

Master & Dynamic MW09 review: ANC earbuds with live performance-like audio

Like most people these days, I’m on the go a lot. So a good pair of wireless earphones is a must for me. And that’s why I was happy to try these premium earbuds for a few days. They boast..
10 cool tech gadgets that are coming soon

10 cool tech gadgets that are coming soon

If you like to stay ahead of the trends and know what new gadgets are on the horizon—months before their release—you’re in for a treat. We’ve got a sneak peek of the hottest, most exclusive tech gadgets coming soon. From..
Innovative AI gadgets coming up in 2024

Innovative AI gadgets coming up in 2024

Is your newsfeed full of articles about AI and the products that use it? Then you know AI is poised to drastically change how we work and live in ways we still don’t know. And that’s fascinating! In the meantime,..
Campfire Audio Orbit review: the everyday earbuds with a fun, sonic profile

Campfire Audio Orbit review: the everyday earbuds with a fun, sonic profile

Are you searching for audiophile-quality earbuds that you can use every day? Then check out the Campfire Audio Orbit. These TWS earbuds transmit realistic sound without the need for DSP. When listening to music or taking calls on the go,..
Nightside NS01 personal task lamp review: this bedside reading lamp has a targeted spotlight

Nightside NS01 personal task lamp review: this bedside reading lamp has a targeted spotlight

Looking for a bedside lamp that’s as good for reading as it is for setting the ambience? Then check out the Nightside NS01. This stylish bedside reading lamp has its own spotlight and won an A’Design Award. As a homeowner,..