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Apr 17th, 2019
9 Ways to Stay Sane While Working Remotely👇 Download Show✏️ Edit Show Notes
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about working remotely — problems, challenges, and how to keep yourself sane, productive and efficient.
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4:34 - Find your spots
- Coffee shops
7:40 - Deal with Distractions
- Log out of Twitter/Facebook/Instagram
- Delete Apps — only use the browser
- Put phone and computer on "do not disturb"
- Focus App
11:33 - Prioritize your tasks
- Drifting is possible when it isn't clear what you need to do
- If you don't have someone telling you what to do, it can be hard to get started
- Todo lists
17:15 - Make time to be social
- Go to meet ups
- Chat in Slack or Discord rooms
- Talk to people at work spaces
21:48 - Get fresh air
- Go for a walk
- Open the windows
24:03 - Get moving
- Hit the gym
- Do push-ups in your office
28:09 - Have a separate work space
- Designated office
- Don't work from the couch with the TV on
- Clean your damn office 😂
38:16 - Act like you are going to work
- Dress well
- Fix up, look sharp - get yourself ready to go
40:44 - Take Breaks (not too many, not too long)
- Some people like the Pomodoro Technique
- Take a lunch break away from your computer
- Don't make a break longer than 15 minutes or so
- Getting Things Done
- Eat That Frog
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing