How to Work from Home – Tips from the professionals at Bitfinex
You may already know that Bitfinex is a globally distributed company that empowers people around the world to use their talents. Since 2014 we have been successfully working smart at work, and now that it becomes a necessity for many companies and individuals, we asked the Work from Home (WFH) professionals for tips to get you started.
- Plan your own routine
One of the great things about working remotely is that there is no social stigma when you arrive at the office. Not a morning person? No problem, you can stay in bed a little longer and work a little later. Don’t like breaks? Skip them and finish earlier. If you skip the commute, you can take in that lie or start earlier too!
- But make sure you have a routine
The pros recommend sticking to your morning routine, excluding commuting. Get up, shower, get dressed, coffee. Usually start exercising? YouTube has a variety of free videos with minimal equipment required. However, it is important to maintain a normal workday routine so that you do not notice your work and life becoming unbalanced.
Reserve some desk or table space, even a dedicated chair that will be your work space. Sitting there, your brain can mimic the feeling of traveling to work, putting you in the zone to focus on your work.
- Use other things to mentally switch from home to work
In addition to your regular space, one of the pros recommended having a specific work cup. For example, if you were to drink your first coffee of the morning at home, use an old mug. If you have a cup of coffee when you are about to embark on a big focused piece of work? Put it in your special work cup and keep it handy in your new remote workspace as a visual reminder to focus.
- Find a new way to socialize
They recommend calling friends digitally during breaks or setting lunch dates to catch up. Group chats via WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram – all great ways to get social. What about colleagues? Scheduling regular meetings is important because it’s easier to lose sync when you’re not in the office together, it’s okay if you go through the same things a few times too, it keeps everyone on the priorities.