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Tip of the week: How to work from home

Set up a real office; Get hooked up; Stick to a schedule; Don’t go stir crazy

Set up a real office. To “avoid doing your body and your mind damage,” set up a proper work area. If possible, don’t choose the bedroom, but “prioritize light and quiet over space.”

Get hooked up. Working from home means you won’t have an IT guy around to answer all your tech questions. If you need to add or update software, consult lynda.com, a site that, for $25 a month, offers more than 42,000 “online video tutorials.”

Stick to a schedule. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, set and maintain a daily schedule. Become an avid “list maker and calendar user” as well.

Don’t go stir crazy. Solitude can wear on you. Whether you take meetings, go out for lunch, or simply pick up the phone rather than send an e-mail, make small social interactions part of your routine.

Source: Esquire UK

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