28 June 2020
25 June 2020
Whether you’re new to working from home or simply need some tips on how to plan your day, here are some techniques to help you stay on track throughout your day.
Create Desk Goals
I’ve found that it’s easier to get into a routine if you have a desk or even just an area in your home that is your area while you work. Ideally, you might find that you want to convert a space room into a home office but if your home doesn’t allow for that a part of the dinning room/lounge/bedroom can work just as well. Try to find some space for your laptop, notes and a good cup of coffee, not matter how small.
Be Strict With Time
When working from home, home life can easily mesh with your professional life. To prevent this from happening & for me to be completely aware of what need to be done when I will have routines & block periods of time throughout my day for certain tasks. Even though we’re working from home, we must set work hours for ourselves. It automatically gives us a routine to follow & offers us that structure we would usually get when working at the office.
What Planner Suits You?
A planner that will help you structure your to-do’s, goals & work all in one is really helpful when working from home. A daily planner can help you create structure in the day but maybe you feel you need something to help you see the bigger picture & that’s when a weekly desk planner can come in handy.
Track Time If You Lose Focus
Time tracking apps are very useful to help you make the most of your working hours. It could also help you figure out how many hours you’ve spent on a project. I also find time blocking in iCal to be really helpful as well. It’s flexible but also allows me to see where my day is heading & how busy I’m going to be.
23 June 2020
“I am learning. I promise to learn loudly. I will not shy away from my missteps. I will mess up & I will own to it. There is no ego here. There is no handholding. This isn’t a matter of opinion. This is a matter of life or death. This is a matter of human rights. Black lives matter.” - Meghan Rienks
I’ve been silent here for about three weeks now & while I feel I’m ready to get back into the swing of posting I think it would be wrong to ignore why I became silent & took a break in the first place.
I’ve really struggled to write this post, I’m not going to lie. I’ve struggled because as a while privileged woman it continues to blow my mind the such injustices happen purely because of the colour of someone’s skin. I’ve struggled because I’ve realised that I still have so much more to learn. I’ve struggled because there’s so much I want to say but words are failing me right now.
It’s easy to turn a blind eye when you’re not experiencing something first hand & it’s easy to turn a blind eye when it’s not happening in your backyard but that’s not good enough.
I want to start by saying that black lives matter, they’ve always mattered & they matter to me. Unfortunately, we currently live in a world that doesn’t hold black lives to the same value as white lives. I’ve always been a pretty open person & accepting person but these past few weeks have had me thinking that maybe I haven’t been open enough. I want to make it abundantly clear that I am a safe place, I stand with you & I hear you.
Without a doubt, I have experienced so much white privilege & have benefited from white supremacy but I want to be a part of dismantling that. The way I see it is in its most simplest form & that is that racists are loud & obnoxious so those of us who do not stand with them must be equally as loud, if not louder than them.
Because of my white privilege I’m going to make mistakes & I still have a lot to learn but let’s learn together. I’ve done a lot of my own research & there are some amazing resources out there. We must take the initiative to educate ourselves. It’s not up tp anybody else to do that for us.
The purpose of this post was to make it clear as to where I stand amongst all of this. I am a safe place, I stand with you & I hear you. I will continue to share resources that I find helpful on my Twitter & Instagram as well as continue to update the list below.