Finding work:life balance as a remote worker

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Finding work:life balance as a remote worker

  1. 1. FINDING WORK / LIFE BALANCE AS A REMOTE WORKER WANDERINGJON.COM @JB510
  2. 2. –Nigel Marsh “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.”
  3. 3. WHAT MAKESYOU HAPPY? Traveling the world? Time with family? Being of service? …
  4. 4. WORK/LIFE BALANCE IS ALL UPTOYOU
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. SCHEDULEYOUR LIFE A little scheduling can tame unproductive chaos Schedule your time, including free time  Commit to some fixed points in your week/month/day
  7. 7. REMOTE WORK      Home       Cafes & Restaurants      Coworking      Off-grid
  8. 8. HOME
  9. 9. CAFES & RESTAURANTS
  10. 10. CO-WORKING SPACES
  11. 11. REMOTE WORK (PROS) Setting your own schedule  Working for high wages from places with low cost of living  …
  12. 12. 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

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