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Adjusting to working from home

Over the last year, many of us have had to adapt to working from home. This was a bit of a challenge for some and it came with advantages and some disadvantages. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is still unclear when things might return to normal. As a result, many of us will still be working from home for the foreseeable future.

When working from home it is important to remain independent and flexible. You need to stay disciplined, focused and motivated. It’s also important that you manage your time carefully and don’t spend hours hitting the mall when you should be at your desk working.

One of the advantages to working from home is that you don’t have to fight traffic every morning and you cut down on the costs of commuting to and from work.

In today’s digital world it’s vital to become tech savvy and be familiar with all the communication channels such as texting, Skype and Zoom. One should know how to navigate all the different online platforms so you can be efficient in carrying out all your tasks.

Unfortunately working from home is not for everyone. Introverts might jump at the opportunity and thrive in this kind of environment, while it might be difficult for extroverts to adjust to the change.

When setting up an office at home, you must also set up a routine that works for you. It is important that your work space is separate from your personal space. With just a few simple changes, such as positioning your desk in a quiet area and next to a window, you can have a comfortable environment to work from.

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