All across the globe, people are escaping 9-5 and happily opting for remote work.Why wouldn’t they?After all, 9-5 is so passé, and working from anywhere is fun and flexible!Hustling outside a traditional office environment has become the new trend, and it is here to stay for the long run.
Although the concept of remote work has been around for years, it got the much-needed boost due to the Pandemic.Now, it is on its way to becoming the new normal.Do you know what is the best part about working remotely?You need minimal setup and a lot of freedom to live life on your terms.All you require is a laptop and a stable internet connection to get started.
If you are a remote worker or you are planning to become one, here are some unmissable pointers to make it more fulfilling and productive!Stay glued!
1. Keep an Organized Workspace For Working Remotely:
It is the most important point out of all. Despite being a crucial aspect, it has remained an underrated topic.So, why not flag off the discussion with the importance of keeping an organized workspace?It is quite common to feel like a Sloth while working remotely.Most of the folks work on their couch or bed. Some don’t even spare the kitchen counters.To bust the myth for once and all, remote workers need a clean and organized workstation to increase efficiency and establish a structure.Identify the items which you need frequently and keep them within a hand’s reach. This will save a lot of your precious time looking for things.You can also keep a houseplant at one corner of the table to add a refreshing aura to your workspace.Opt for a snuggly chair to reduce back pains and maintain your posture.You certainly don’t want to look like a 60-year-old while still being in your 20s! Do you?
2.Get Your Hands On The Right Tools For Remote Work:
Having the right set of tools can make a world of difference for remote workers.All you need is a laptop, fast internet connection, a bunch of online tools for getting your work done. Here are our treasure-troves:-Trello and Google Sheets are perfect for task & project management.-Google Meet is suitable for video conferences.-G-Suite is irreplaceable for general collaborations.
3.Create To-Do Lists:
Creating a to-do list is indispensable for all the remote workers out there.Is there too much workload? Are you failing to meet the deadlines? Are 24 hours falling short?Don’t worry! Just create a to-do list and you will be good to go! How does a to-do list help? -It helps to manage time effectively and getting more things done at the same time. How awesome does that sound! -It also helps to prioritize the urgent works over the non-urgent ones. In this way, you will never miss a deadline again! -Lastly, striking off a task from the to-do list after completion gives so much satisfaction.
4. Change Your Destination While Working Remotely:
Be a Digital Nomad and travel to various locations, all while working remotely!Answer the call of the beach or the mountains and let the wanderlust satiate your soul.Imagine working on your laptop at one of the pristine beaches of Goa while sipping onto handcrafted mocktails!Seems like a scene straight out of a movie, right?Owing to the rapid rise of Digital Nomads, we at NomadGao
are on the mission to blur the lines between reality and fantasy.Are you tired of working from home all these months?Looking forward to a much-needed break?Come down to Goa and stay with us at our co-living and co-working space in the serene Assagao, just 10 minutes away from the beach.Happy to state, we have also been featured in Conde Nast Traveller
5.Maintain Work-Life Balance:
Are you working remotely but didn’t bother to map a schedule? It is high time you do it.It is common to lose track of time when you are a remote worker.If you are a night owl who prefers to work at night, stick to it. Don’t elongate the working hours. Same goes for the morning larks.Know when to log off and step away from your work. Don’t fall into the temptation to answer phone calls or e-mails at odd hours.Don’t skip your meals in the name of work.Besides, it is equally important to indulge in self-care while working remotely. Go for a stroll, binge-watch your favourite show or prepare a delicious dish for your family.Inability to maintain a work-life balance can take a toll on your mental health.Set realistic boundaries to strive for a healthy work-life balance with élan.
If you have any other pointers about how to make remote work fulfilling, feel free to add-on!
Happy Remote Working!