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COVID-19 Work From Home Tips

As an entrepreneur for the last nineteen years, I have had the luxury of working from home on pretty much a full-time basis. Working from home has always felt more natural and relaxing than any work environment I've ever been in. For this reason, even when I had to transition to a job for a period of time, I tried my best to only take jobs where I had the flexibility to work from home some days.

I know that everyone doesn't feel this way. I get that some people have been working in office settings so long its what they've become accustomed to. This being the case, some of you are having a difficult time figuring out how to adjust to working from home given the age of COVID-19. You miss face-to-face engagement with colleagues. You miss having people poke their head in your office. You miss team meetings and other aspects of workplace culture. (Who knew you could miss weekly team meetings?) Yet, there is this new normal - albeit temporary - that you have to contend with, and in the spirit of helping you get acclimated to your new normal, here a few tips that may be helpful.

Designate and create a nice home-based workspace/area.

Your designated workspace/area doesn't have to be super large, overly fancy or filled with expensive equipment. It just needs to be the place within your home that is separate from everything and everyone else. It should have all the essentials you need for work. And it should also be neat and organized.