If you’re looking for ways to stay connected while you’re away from coworkers, friends, and family, we’ve got you covered! We are fortunate enough to live in a time where we can be social, even from the comfort of our own homes.
Here you can find how we’re staying connected during a typical day, from working from home, to leisurely downtime; we hope you consider these tools for your daily practice as well.
Early Bird Gets the Worm
They say the key to success while working from home is to continue your daily routine. Waking up, getting ready, grabbing your favorite mug and a steamy cup of coffee, and having a scheduled time to plop down at your designated work station is the best way to make sure you have structure to your day. Holding yourself accountable to a standard work schedule can help guide you when the days start to blend together.
Bright & Early, Smiling Faces
If your team is anything like ours at Interior Talent, office life generally starts by greeting your work family with a smile and some morning chit chat. With the use of RingCentral’s conferencing, we are able to kick-start our morning with a video chat before we begin our day. Sharing a laugh and going over daily plans keeps us connected even from a distance.
Up in the Cloud(s)
Collaboration is key when working remote and having the opportunity to work in real time is crucial. Utilizing Google Docs and their other cloud based tools, you are able to stay on top of your tasks as a team. Mutually edit documents, observe changes to spreadsheets, and even add sidebar comments when need be – all ways to ensure that no one misses a beat.
Working nonstop can lead to burnout in no time at all. Be sure to set aside time each day for small breaks to reset and recharge. Apps like Insight Timer provide short meditations that can help you slow down and remind you to take a moment for yourself in the middle of the workday.
Keep on Moving
Without the availability of running off to the gym, there are plenty of ways to keep your body active from home. Whether it’s yoga, a high intensity interval workout, or Zumba that you prefer, there are plenty of online resources that let you follow along to a video and get your heart pumping. If you are looking to build your own workout routine, here is a resource from a two-time Olympian.
Movie Night Madness
When the day is done and you’re ready to unwind, pop up some popcorn, grab a cozy blanket, and head on over to Google Chrome to download the Netflix Party extension. This cool add-on lets you sync your Netflix accounts for perfectly-timed video playback and even adds a group chat feature to be even more connected.
Even in times of social separation, we encourage you to be mindful of staying connected and hope that some of these tools guide you in that process.