Working from Home: How I make worklife easier

One of the biggest misconception about people who work from home is that our work is so much lighter compared to regular employees who go to work in offices.

Sure, we don’t have to take on the hideous traffic and can stay in our jammies all day, but working from home doesn’t mean that we lead stress-free work lives.

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First of all, we would not have the jobs we have without a set of skills to offer. And where skills are required, output is expected.

Just like any employee, we have standards to comply to, deadlines to meet, and in my case, software to learn from time to time. We have employers to report to and clients to please.

When it comes to output, the dynamics are the same.

But since I’ve been doing this for quite some time, I’ve been able to figure out a few things that make my worklife easier:

Here’s what I do:

1. I stay updated with the trends in my industry

I wake up early everyday to give myself time to read through articles and update myself on my industry.

Since social media management is part of  my work, I try to keep up with the latest trends in social media and content marketing in case I need to tweak my strategy to avoid running into problems with it later on.

Waking up early also gives me time to sort through my work emails and my list of tasks. This allows me to plan my day ahead.

2. I embrace technology

I used to cringe whenever I had to learn a new app or software, but through the years, I have learned to embrace them and appreciate the conveniences different collaboration tools bring to my work. Communicating work tasks with the team has never been so easy!

I’ve learned to use and navigate marketing and automation tools, and are no longer intimidated by new processes and technology when I’m being introduced to them. In fact, I’ve become more confident and have discovered some of these apps that I use to accomplish my tasks myself.

Changing my mindset about the technical aspects of my work has made it so much more exciting. I look forward to learning new things everyday.

3.  I take my Vitamin C

On a practical note, I keep myself healthy and take my daily dose of Vitamin C.

Did you know that Vitamin C regulates your blood pressure and keeps it from spiking even when facing stressful situations at work? It’s a very effective stress-buster.

I may dabble in a lot of unpopular brands of organic supplements nowadays, but when it comes to Vitamin C, I have no doubt that Fern-C is a reliable brand.

Whether you report to work in an office like my husband or work from home like me, worklife ay easy with FERN-C!

Fern-C has been around for a while and those who have started on it have stuck with it even though less expensive brands are available. In short, Subok Na!

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Waking up earlier, technology and Vitamin C are the three things that help me ford through the challenges I have to face at work. If you have more to add to my list, feel free to share them with me.

What do you do to make your worklife easier?

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28 Comments

  1. I agree with waking up early because you can do more tasks while your family is still sleeping. 🙂 Having a routine and a list of things to do will also help to be more productive.

  2. OMG it’s so hard to work from home! It’s a real balancing act, and it takes a lot of planning, preparation, and cooperation from the people around you for it to work. And yes, vitamins are essential! Bawal magkasakit!!!

  3. I always wake up early to prepare the boys for school and yet by 8am, i feel so tired na. Thank you for sharing this. Perhaps, i lack the planning part. I used to make a list before but now, i would rather act than plan. I end up not doing everything and i always hear myself saying, tomorrow na lang nga.

  4. Ever since I graduated, I started working at home, and Im so curious about the corporate world! But thinking about how bad the traffic is, and from the point of view of my corporate girlfriends, Im glad that I am working at home. Like I always say, I can work wearing my undies, kaya hnd ako masyadong manamit, un at un. lol TMI! Pero totoo ung sinabi mo, it doesnt mean na stress-free na ang lifestyle natin. Feeling ko nga, isang kahig-isang tuka ang freelancing, kasi pagtinamad kang kumahig, wala. Kapag hnd mo nasunod ang schedule, late ang billing, late moolah! Buti sana kung pwede promisory notes sa mga bills at kung pwedeng saka na kumain kapag nakasingil! hahaha Disiplina talaga. At, bawal magkasakit! Thank goodness my non-acidic vitamin c na! Walang pay pagnag-sickleave! Natry ko na din gumawa while breastfeeding, hard pero I learned to type in the keyboard faster in one hand!

  5. I try to take regular breaks to spend time with the kids during the day while the kids are home with me. I tend to work harder and longer when they’re in school. I wouldn’t trade a second of working at home!

    1. I homeschool my kids so I really have to get done with my work at 3PM so I can attend to them. That’s why I need to be productive and focus on work during my 8 hours or the rest of the day suffers.

  6. I feel you mommy May, mahirap din talaga lalo pag wala helper, and I salute working moms specifically at home. Mine, I do have daily routines and I strictly follow it, the only thing mess up pag routines na ng kids ang may nagbago. 🙂 and I agree with you, taking vitamin C supplements helps us. Sana someday just like you I have the guts to homeschool my children like what I always pray and hope for.

  7. There are a lot of things to consider when you’re working at home. A lot of people think life is easier for us, but we face the same issues that they do at work. Sometimes it’s more difficult because you’d have to deal with issues at home too.

  8. Taking care of our health is so important. It will keep us strong all through our work at home journey.

  9. I am a work from home with 2 kids and I am with you when it comes to the challenges we face where as we are thought of living a easy life! These are some wonderful tips from you to make the job easier at home and I do love staying updated with latest technology!

  10. Wow! A great way to start working at home. Yes you can plan your own time and a plus factor if you have kids you can simply help them with their school works.

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