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So, as it turns out, we may not be heading back to the office just yet. 或者永远! 这可能是件好事.
Even though I’ve been working at home for well over a year, the ability to build a solid routine has somewhat evaded me. Stripped of the podcast on my daily commute, 停在当地的咖啡店, and the greetings and chats with coworkers upon arrival, 我早晨的例行公事被打乱了. All these steps worked together to get my brain ready for the workday! Maybe for you, these things will be returning soon. 如果没有，就不要害怕! 我有一些 tips to ensure a successful work-from-home experience.
Full disclosure: this first tip is b-o-r-i-n-g and you’ve heard it before. 设定睡觉时间和起床时间! Your system craves stability in this less-than-stable world, 这是最简单的传递方式. 保持一致的睡眠和醒来时间, it’ll be easier for you to determine exactly when you’re at your most productive. 对我来说，是上午10点到下午晚些时候. 九点半之前我就没什么用了.m.! If you’re in the position to choose exactly when you get your work done, try to 瞄准你工作效率最高的窗口.
Just because the commute has disappeared (and good riddance!), doesn’t mean you have to stay glued to your desk. Don’t be afraid to grab some coffee or lunch around the corner! 花点时间 stretch your legs and engage in a little small talk 和你当地的企业主. You’ll feel more refreshed and ready to work when you get home. 今年你做的饭还不够多吗?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—指定一个工作区，并坚持下去. No, we can’t all have bright home offices full of plants and a mini fridge beside the desk. If at all possible, try to have a surface in your home dedicated to the job. Even if that means sitting at the other end of the kitchen table! 它会 帮助你的大脑进入工作模式 更快.
最后，别忘了 和你的同事联系. 在家工作会让人感到孤立, and your friends and family might not “get it” when you talk about that super specific issue you tackled that threw off your whole day. Try to set up small happy hours or mid-day Zooms with people on your team or leave time at the beginning or end of a meeting to chat.
Whichever tips you choose to add to your day, remember the most important part of building any routine—repetition! 只有你坚持，它才会坚持. 以我的经验, when I commit to something new for two solid weeks, 这是我保持下去的最好机会. 试试吧! Before you know it, you’ll have a brand-new routine.