The number of people who work from home over the past years has drastically increased. Managing an FB Group for home-based aspirants and workers has proved me that many people are really up for it. Recruiters post job requirements daily while a good number of members show interests in trying and getting hired. So imagine the number of teams that are built daily to be able to meet today’s digital requirements, how do you think they do to make the remote team better?
In our team, we work on trust. No time tracker. As long as you do your job and produce quality outputs, you are good.
Can’t blame them. They got it from me. Been blogging for a decade now and it’s expected that one of the girls would do the same, too. Well, um, in that case, both of them are actually doing it already but through vlogging. My eldest is more on the technical and behind the scene sides while the younger one is the one who actually does the vlogging, but the majority were her big sister’s idea.
So if you have time, please let’s make them happy by subscribing to their YouTube channels. Leave them some love and turn the bells on to get notified each time they post videos, pretty please….
Sure there are perks when you work from home but if you are not being careful, work-at-home blues can be developed drastically. It’s like working in your pajamas or in your most comfortable clothes but the environment around you does not help at all. Remember, it is not always greener on the other side. If you are privileged to work from home with a decent pay, work your best way to break free from stress, which in the first place was your goal – to have a stress-free work setting.
Get dressed. Yes, you have the option to work in your pajamas, but at times getting ready as if you still work in the outside world may perk your mood. Simply get up, have a cup of coffee, shower and get dressed before having yourself stuck in front of your computer.
Stay beautiful and presentable. Put on your make-up once in a while. Working from home should not stop you from doing your usual beauty regimen/routine. It actually gives you all the time in the world to apply your favorite facial cream, get your hair treated, put the most trending Korean facial mask, remove blackheads, and still able to do your work. If you are comfortable with just wearing your house clothes, it’s also okay but at least wear the best ones once in a while.
Whether we like it or not, we always have this one day in our lives when we have to deal with our due dates. May it be the utility bills, work tasks or our kids’ school projects (which we parents actually do), we got to deal with them.
Daily home tasks are never ending, so as the work tasks. Stressful as it may sound, but I believe this a good problem. When you have deadlines looming and clients’ requests piling up, it seems like trying to stay on top of them is nearly impossible. In my case, since I work from home, my desktop starts to clutter with unwanted files. The more I get loaded with different tasks assigned to me, the more stressful it gets. Of course, I don’t want to stay in chaos so I searched for online tools that would help me stay organized and be on schedule. If you have worked in both worlds, office-based and home-based, you know very well the difference between working in an office with numbers of drawers and box files and working with your computer alone. Okay, let’s go over them one by one…
Having given the trust to handle 8 hotels in just 6 months is enough to motivate me to do better and better. Being recognized and appreciated all the time is a great feeling. Whenever I look back to the times when I used to commute back and forth to get to the office on time, I just smile and tell myself “Good thing I readily ditched my office-based job when I felt the need to, otherwise, I would still be one of those who whines every day how traffic affects their daily commute experiences.”
If you work with a flexible schedule, it’s vital to arrange your day painstakingly. Ask yourself how long do you plan to function that day? In my case, I work with a fixed schedule as if I still work and function in a corporate world with the difference that I work from home from 1-10pm during Summer time and back to our normal schedule 2-11pm, with weekend off, Philippine holidays, and birthday leave. No complaints. I can still do my errands in the morning and attend to PTAs whenever needed.
During the time when the girls need my assistance in completing their homework, I just let them sit beside me, guide them, and still carry on with what I am currently working on.
When one of them falls sick, I don’t need to worry. I can still watch over them and continue working. No need to file a leave just to be with them. You know kids tend to get more clingy when sick.
When it comes to working from home, there are host of misconceptions floating about out there. Those that don’t work from home think it isn’t a ‘real’ business; those who do always treat it like one. There are misconceptions about this style of work coming from all angles. Below, we will seek to dispel a few of these misconceptions as well as give tips on how to beat them daily.