work from home tips

Can you believe it’s been almost two months of the state-wide quarantine? Crazy, we know! The novel Coronavirus swept throughout the United States in the early months of this year and changed life as we know it. Work from home tips have been surfacing the internet quite a bit. Ignite is here to give you our go to’s. Wishing you all health, safety, and happiness during these times. Now, let’s get into it.

BUSINESS ADJUSTMENTS

Life as we knew it was shaken when social distancancing became our new normal. Whether your business had to completely shut down or you were moved to working from home, business adjustments had to have been made. In addition, typical modes of communicating and doing business were changed overnight as well. Making proper business adjustments in both your professional and personal life are vital.

Professionally, making decisions that are good for your company and its customers is important. You want to do what is best for all involved. Health and safety always come first. Personally, you have to quickly change your day-to-day as self-isolation sets in. Business adjustments need to be updated weekly if not daily during these times. Pay close attention to what your state is deciding in regards to reopening.

SET A SCHEDULE

If you haven’t already fallen in love with your planner, then now is the time to do so. Setting a schedule and sticking to it will not only help your productivity, but it will help with work life balance. Amazon has amazing and affordable options for planners. There are plenty for men and women and cater to all sorts of business needs. A simple business planner that comes in monthly, weekly and daily will work best.

Not into physical planners? No worries. You can utilize free tools like the calendar app in your phone, the Google Calendar option for Google users, and even the notes section on your smartphone. There are no limitations when it comes to setting a schedule.

If you are working with a team and need to keep track of multiple employee tasks, then you could explore digital platforms like Asana.

Sticking to your normal hours will help keep your body clock on track. It might be tempting to work “out of hours” but we suggest to stick with your normal routine. Breaks are essential. Take them often to help keep the good ideas flowing and your body moving.

Many people who work from you find that there are specific hours during the day they are the most productive. This could be a great time to explore your most productive hours and schedule big projects during those hours. Especially if you are entertaining children during regular business hours.

DESIGNATED WORK AREA

Don’t have a desk? No problem! Have a desk? Great! Either way, you can create a cozy and work conducive space in your home no matter what with these simple steps. We at Ignite recommend working from a desk or hard surface. This will help you avoid feeling lethargic and unmotivated say you decided to stay in bed. We know…that is tempting. You can set up shop at the kitchen table if you don’t have a desk. Having an area where your brain gets triggered saying “this is where work gets done” will help set up healthy boundaries when spending so much time at home. Add a candle and choose a comfy chair and you are good to go. Take a look below at our desk essentials:

We would love to see you #WFH desk setup! Snap a picture and tag us on social media so we can see where you have been working from the past few months.

HOW CAN IGNITE HELP?

Now more than ever businesses have to depend on their social media and virtual platforms to communicate with their clientele. Are you struggling with the adaptation to moving virtual? Schedule a FREE consultation with one of our marketing professionals to see how we can assist you during these times. You owe it to your business to get the word out no matter what is going on.

We transform your concepts and ideas into powerful marketing strategies and conclusive actions. Tailoring your goals into clear and decisive marketing initiatives to achieve positive growth, and capture market share is our job! Ignite Digital Marketing is here to help you achieve your marketing goals, however big or small they may be. We aren’t here to sign you up on a package that won’t even benefit your business. We want to work with you, your business, and your budget.