Finding work:life balance as a remote workerPresentation Transcript
WORK / LIFE
“The ﬁrst step in solving any problem is acknowledging the reality of the
situation you're in.And the reality of the society that we're in is there are
thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet,
screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate
to enable them to buy things they don't need to impress people they don't
like. It's my contention that going to work on Friday in jeans and [a] T-shirt
isn't really getting to the nub of the issue.”
WHAT MAKESYOU HAPPY?
Traveling the world?
Time with family?
Being of service?
WORK/LIFE BALANCE IS ALL UPTOYOU
MAKE A PLAN FOR BETTER W/L BALANCE
Doesn’t require radical changes
Make small meaningful changes
Expect success and failure, be prepared to re-plan
A little scheduling can tame unproductive chaos
Schedule your time, including free time
Commit to some ﬁxed points in your week/month/day
Cafes & Restaurants
CAFES & RESTAURANTS
REMOTE WORK (PROS)
Setting your own schedule
Working for high wages from places with low cost of living
REMOTE WORK (CONS)
Lack of human contact (emotional)
Coping Tools: Get out, be social - Coworking, Cafes
Lack of peer assistance (learning)
Coping Tools: Get involved with groups - Meetups,
Lack of external accountability
Coping Tools: Make Lists, Set goals, Scheduled Check-ins