I have been reading almost every story from the Remote Chronicles and one answer mostly seemed to be recurring everywhere—people initially struggled while working from home.
We have been trained by office jobs to follow a monotonous routine — a process that has been followed for centuries. 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Rinse and repeat.
And then suddenly, remote work breaks this cycle— leaving people open to other options. One of the biggest benefits of remote working is the flexibility of choosing our own work hours. However, this freedom can sometimes lead to a lack of routine and this is when things can quickly become unstructured and chaotic.
One golden advice that I would give for new remote workers is to create a full agenda of their daily schedule and to keep refining it over time while picking up or discarding items.
After adopting a daily routine, not only was I able to be productive & complete my tasks efficiently but was also able to reduce my working hours that often stretched late into the evenings.
Do you also follow a routine while working remotely?
Thanks Hrishikesh for suggesting this topic on the sidebar!