4 Ways to make the most out of remote working

Even before recent world events, more and more companies had at least some remote workers in one capacity or another. However, since the pandemic and subsequent shutdowns, even more businesses have discovered the benefits of this model.

Even employees whose total experience with the internet was limited to playing online Rummy and checking email suddenly found themselves set up to work from home. Most of the time, thanks to modern technology, it took very little effort on both theirs and their employer’s part.


So, if you just started working from home and you’re looking to make the most of it, or even if it’s all “old hat” to you and you just want to change things up, we’ve got a few tips that you may want to check out.

1. Stand Up

One of the biggest tips we can give you today is to make sure that you stand up, ignore the computer and your new iPhone 13, and stretch at least every hour, if not every half-hour. Doing so will promote circulation, get more oxygen to your muscles, and help stave off that afternoon slump.

An alternative that a lot of remote employees utilize and love is a standing desk. While “standing” all day might not sound like a great way to work, most of them actually are adjustable so you can choose how you want to work.

2. Take Advantage of It

If company policy doesn’t require that you work specifically at your home office, why not work really remotely? Since intermittent connectivity issues may keep you from working properly while on a cruise, how about a week at a cabin on a nearby lake? Or, with such cheap flights to Cancun and other great destinations, take the show on the road with style.

You just have to make sure that you’re disciplined enough to know for sure that your work will get done during the day. If so, then a working vacation might be the perfect combination for you.

3. Take Advantage of It (Part 2)

Like we said, working remotely doesn’t mean that you can work somewhere really cool like a cruise or from one of the highest peaks in the world, but there are some great perks for the position that you may want to partake in.

You’re probably well aware that in most cases you’re able to have the kids at home while you work—although with distance learning this may have gone on a lot longer than your stress levels could handle. However, did you know that, depending on a few qualifications, your home office and all associated utilities could be used as a tax write-off? Take advantage of this financial benefit as you work from home.

4. Don’t Overdo It

Aside from standing up regularly as we mentioned above, you need to make sure that you don’t burn yourself out. You should stick to a set schedule and take your breaks in their entirety and away from your desk.

Get up and move around!

If you need to, get an app like Smart Break for Windows or TimeOut for Mac. These let you set schedule breaks and will actually lock you out of your computer for the allotted time. While most of you really won’t need to go to that extreme, it is important that you break away from the workstation throughout the day.

Working from home definitely has its advantages. Whether you fly off to Cancun to virtually work in paradise or you just enjoy the perks of not having to deal with traffic and getting to have a hot home-cooked lunch every day, take advantage where you can, and within reason of course, so that you continue to enjoy it far into the future.