Max’s All You Need To Know Guide For Working From Home

As many enter a season of changed routines, including working from home, I have seen several tips for how best to use this time and make the transition to an effective home office environment. I too am making this transition, so I decided to ask the expert in my life, Max, what tips he would give for those preparing to work from home. Here is what he offered:

1. Keep your eye on the prize – no more copy machine jams! That in itself is worth enduring all the unnecessary video conference calls.

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2. Take a nap. Not a wimpy little cat-nap either, but a good ol’ dog nap.

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3. Find a hiding place so your family or roommates can’t bother you.

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4. But also know where your family or roommates’ hiding places are so that you can bother them.

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5. Dressing for the job you want now only applies for what people can see in the webcam. So strap on that tie and then anything goes down below.

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6. Keep your days fresh by changing up your routine, for instance, with a nice mid-day nap.

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7. It’s ok to make faces at your computer – it’s probably making faces at you in its own way, plus no one will see you now.

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8. Stock up on treats. I…ahem…you will need them.

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9. Netflix is out to get you. Beware and don’t get distracted.

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10. You have complete control of the “office” temperature now! No more sweaters just because Fido runs soooo hot. For that matter, no more pants either (see #5).

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On a serious note, Max and I hope all stay well and safe and help others stay well and safe!

P.S. Did I say this is the perfect opportunity to take more naps?

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P. P. S. Who needs toilet paper?

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