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Tips and tricks for telecommuting

<p>With new guidelines we’re facing for social distancing and telecommuting, many people are adjusting to a new lifestyle and a new schedule. To help ease the transition, here are a few tips and tricks for successfully working from home:</p>
<li>Get dressed. Don’t spend the day in your pajamas.</li>
<li>Establish a space that signals “work.” This will help you focus and set boundaries.</li>
<li>Maintain regular hours. Set a starting time and schedule breaks – stretch, dance, take the dog out. Make time to eat lunch and leave your “office” when you do.</li>
<li>Make a stoplight for family members, especially young ones. Hang or tape colored construction paper in your workspace.<ul>
<li>Red = you can’t be disturbed</li>
<li>Green = it’s okay to interrupt</li>
<li>Yellow = check first before entering</li>
<li>Keep your health in check and avoid unnecessary trips to the refrigerator.</li>
<li>Check in with your co-workers throughout the day on the status of projects and deliverables.</li>
<li>Set an end time for your work day or determine what your last task will be. If possible, don’t continue to work after you wrap up – that’s blurring the line between home and work.</li>