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Your Work From Home Routine Needs Self-Discipline, Not Motivation

November 16, 2021 21 Min Read

As Bruce Lee once said: “I fear not the man who sets his alarm for 4:30, but I fear the man who doesn’t hit snooze.”* Ok, Bruce Lee didn’t say exactly that, but he knew discipline is king. So, how disciplined are you about your work-from-home routine? The awful truth is, motivation is overrated. That’s why in today’s guide we discuss the role of self-discipline in building a reliable and…

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Are You Busy or Productive? A Remote Worker’s Perspective

October 28, 2021 23 Min Read

Busy or productive? If you’re like most fellow remoters, you probably find the two interchangeable. After all, checking off to-dos, replying to emails, making calls, and tackling errands all feel equally empowering, regardless of the nomenclature. But if that’s the case, why are burnout rates among remote workers on the rise? Multiple studies have found that ever since the pandemic started, we’ve been clocking in way more hours than we…

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Reignite WFH Productivity With Workplace Stoicism

September 21, 2021 28 Min Read

Psst, want to know the secret of home office productivity? It’s simple. You’ll need a designer office chair, a mahogany desk, and a handmade fountain pen to match. Or… you can take a deep dive into a 2,300-year-old philosophy for guidance. Enter workplace Stoicism. Unordinary times call for unordinary measures, and Stoicism seems to fit the latter category. In today’s article, we bite into the ancient philosophy and its premises….

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Productive At Home: Make Remote Work Work for You

June 9, 2021 23 Min Read

With the vaccination efforts in full swing, companies and knowledge workers around the world are now facing an important question: “Go back to the offices or stay fully remote?” And we can’t but sympathize with the dilemma.  Telecommuting comes with some great benefits—flexible schedule, being your own boss, no more traffic jams—but it’s not the easiest thing to pull off. In fact, remote work is really hard, especially for the…

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Losing to Distractions? Boost Team Focus With Deep Work in 2024!

February 16, 2021 23 Min Read

No cubicle can match the comfy vibes of getting work done at home. But is your home office your temple? Is it free from distractions and pesky diversions? If not, it’s time to brush up on your routine and embrace the power of deep work. ⚡️ In today’s article, we take a look at Cal Newport’s deep work philosophy. We also adopt some of its principles to capitalize on focus…

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How to Focus While Working From Home: Sharpen Your Mind

November 16, 2020 26 Min Read

If the ongoing work-from-home experiment had a tagline, this quote—erroneously attributed to Abe Lincoln—would be it: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” So, what do you say we sharpen that (metaphorical) ax of yours and learn how to focus while working from home? Here are some of the questions we answer in this article: 💡 Before you…

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How to Stop Slacking Off Working From Home. End WFH Procrastination in 2024!

August 16, 2020 23 Min Read

If you’re like most “fresh” remote workers, chances are the new reality without a commute gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling. But as it usually happens with lit things, there’re some caveats too. In this case, it’s WFH procrastination that spoils all the fun. Whether you’ve fallen in love with remote work or already miss your cubicle, one thing’s certain. Motivating yourself to get work done at home is…

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Work From Home: A Pocket-Sized Guide

June 9, 2020 22 Min Read

As more companies are extending their remote work policies, we thought it might be a good time to revisit the concept of work from home (WFH) and see where it stands today.  While the growing popularity of flexible, off-site work arrangements is a positive thing (even if it’s by necessity), the concept of a fully remote workplace is still intimidating to many. If you’re new to remote work or just…

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Minimalism in a Digital Remote World

May 25, 2020 24 Min Read

When Thoreau moved into his Walden cabin in 1845, he left most of his possessions behind. Had he lived today, he’d have probably dumped his smartphone and smartwatch too and embraced the way of digital minimalism. What’s digital minimalism? Why is it good for you? Let’s find out! 💡 Defining Digital Minimalism  Did you know that the average smartphone user—wink wink—checks their phone 58 times a day? According to RescueTime’s study, the…

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Work From Home: Where Is it Heading?

April 8, 2020 12 Min Read

The world is changing. While this may sound like a line out of a dystopian novel, the current events have accelerated a number of global transformations that were only simmering a few months ago. The exploding adoption of work from home (WFH) is one of them. 🤖 In this article, we take a closer at the possible impact of COVID-19 situation on the remote work environment. We also analyze some…

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Designing a Minimalist Home Office in 6 Easy Steps (Updated)

April 1, 2020 11 Min Read

Are you among the millions of employees adopting remote work due to COVID-19? If so, chances are navigating your newly established home office still feels like sailing in uncharted waters. We don’t know how long this situation will last or how many businesses will embrace remote work for longer. What we do know, however, is that organizing a productive space at home is no mean feat. To get work done,…

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