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7 Ways To Stay Motivated When You Work Remotely

Working remotely leaves you craving company, no matter how introverted or anti-social you are. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this and be productive at the same time.

How to Work Remotely Without Losing Motivation
by Alison Buckholtz (@alisonbuckholtz)

Tips & Tricks:

  1. Use the time you save on commuting to read a good book. Or engage in a fulfilling hobby, like crafts or drawing.
  2. Get out of the house at least once a day. Getting out of the house forces a feeling of accomplishment. Make up an errand if you have to.
  3. Don’t make a work-together “date” just because the other person is also a remote employee. If you don’t already like the person typing away across the tiny cafe table, you’re not going to bond just because both of you are fleeing daytime doldrums.
  4. Make someone else happy. Do little things for people you care about to give yourself a positive boost when you’re feeling down.
  5. Repeat “That’s what the money is for!” No one will appreciate you, but someone sure will be glad to get your finished work in hand.
  6. Exercise. The exhaustion won’t last, but the euphoria will, and it will see you through the rest of your solitary workday.
  7. Be thankful you don’t have a crazy boss. If you’ve ever worked in an office, sometimes you’ll be at the receiving end of some irrational and unproductive tirade. Just be glad those things are now as far away from you as possible.

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