Filipinos are switching to remote work due to the Coronavirus pandemic. One of the most popular types of remote work is being a Virtual Assistant in the Philippines — an awesome career choice that comes with endless possibilities and flexibility.
Though working from home may seem ideal, it can sometimes be tricky. One must have the right mindset, proper attitude and must find the most effective work from home life structure that best suits your situation.
Adding structure to your work from home life is pivotal to the success of your career. It allows us to ensure that we are comfortable enough to work continuously, thus ensuring high product flow throughout working hours. Here are 5 helpful tips to guide you along the way of becoming the next Filipino Virtual Rockstar:
It is important to set specific hours for when you are working and when you need to prioritize yourself or responsibilities at home. Having specific times on when to tackle those particular tasks ensures that you get them done and not distract you during hours wherein you need to be focused on work.
It’s easier to get things done when you don’t forget about them. Having a manageable to-do list saves you time and energy thinking about what to do next and helps you focus more on the important stuff. This also gives you a clear sense of progress as you work on the things you’ve already listed down. Also, plan a separate to-do list for other responsibilities as well to create the best work-life balance.
This drives you to be more productive. Create a space where you actually enjoy doing work. Personalize it with items that inspire and motivate you. Pick a spot with the least distractions, and make sure that the rest of the household knows that it is your space for doing work. Enjoy the process of learning what kind of workspace environment works for you.
“Failure to plan is like planning to fail.” Planning gives you more options on how you want your day/week to look and teaches you how to move your day forward effectively. Tasks look so much smaller when you know they’re coming.
Whether it’s to prepare a good meal or to listen to your favorite song, breaks are just as important as the work you put out. This also avoids the feeling of getting “burned out” and ensures that you get back to your tasks better and faster. In a survey by FlexJobs’ Work-Life-Relationship, 86% of people think a flexible job would reduce their stress, and 89% said they think they would be able to take better care of themselves.
Bottom line: Adapting to your work from home life in the most effective way is possible, you can establish a comfortable work environment for yourself, and finding structure is a process that you can enjoy when working remotely.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply as a Virtual Assistant and start working from the comfort of your own home!