Bucom’s Tips to Working from Home

After weeks of our daily routines being drastically turned upside down, it’s time to accept that this is the new normal. Many of us are working from home; for some of us this is a big change and we are still figuring out where to find a printer, some regularly work remote and have a home office, and others are used to working on a plane or from a hotel and always changing scenery. Either way, our days look different, maybe a little stressful, and we are all continuing to adjust.

 

The Bucom team is made up of a combination of the above scenarios and we are here to bring you back to the basics, remind you to take it one day at a time, and to encourage you that we are all in this together.

 

Bucom’s tips to working from home:

  • Stick to a routine – Start your day on time as you would if you were in the office, schedule calendar invites, and make an attainable to-do list.
  • Get moving – Schedule time to exercise and get your body moving. Whether it’s a walk around your home, an online workout class, or a quick run. It’s important to get some movement throughout the day.
  • Claim your space – Differentiate your work space and your home space. Pick a spot that you don’t use for lounging or decompressing. Designate this spot as your home office. It is also important to have a “logging off” routine for the day.
  • Dress to impress – Get dressed for the day in whatever makes you feel most productive, not the pajamas you slept in!
  • Take a break – Take a break and clear your head. Tell your coworkers that you are taking a break so they know to give you space and so you don’t feel guilty about not responding right away. If you have a pet, taking the dog for a walk is the perfect mid-day break activity.
  • Accept help – this may be tricky as we are to shelter-in-place, but if you have family who can help watch your kids or a spouse also working from home, trade off fair chunks of time so you can get your work done.
  • Stay connected – Staying connected with your coworkers, family, and friends is key. Whether it’s a daily office conference call, a Zoom happy hour with friends, a FaceTime with your parents, or a weekly roundup e-mail, sharing thoughts, experiences and ideas will keep us inspired!