If You’re Working At Home, Setting Boundaries And Taking Breaks Are Keys To Success

A new, free book offers tips and tricks for those who are temporarily doing their jobs at home.

By Shelly BrisbinMarch 20, 2020 11:36 am, ,

With many workplaces closed during to the coronavirus pandemic, many people find themselves working exclusively from home for the first time. It’s a big adjustment, made even bigger by the presence of kids, partners and pets, all of whom are also dealing with major changes in their own lives. How can you cope with the new normal, and get some work done?

Glenn Fleishman is a technology journalist and long-time home-based worker. His new book Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily,” is available as a free download. Fleishman says the biggest challenge for those working at home is setting boundaries.

“[Set] a way that you can indicate you’re at work, without offending other people, but [get] your work done, because you’re going to need to be able to focus and be productive,” Fleishman says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What kinds of barriers you can set to create a dedicated workspace 

– How noise-canceling headphones or a headset can help you focus

– How rearranging your workday and scheduling breaks can help