What about your space helps you to be productive?

Question: What about your space helps you to be productive? Read answers from remote workers to learn.

Interview with Marian, a nomadic social media manager and day trader

It helps when a space has the right vibes and gives off good energy. This reason is why I always look for a solid workspace when I arrive in a new city/county. But to be honest, I am not always in a productive mood every day.

Some days, I just want to finish the work and close some deals and go back to bed.

Marian's On-The-Go Workspace

Marian's On-The-Go Workspace

Day trading & virtual assisting has allowed Marian to see the world—in this interview, she lays out her routine and priorities for those thinking of traveling while working.

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Interview with Lauren, a content marketing team lead and hybrid remote worker

Limiting distractions. Don’t work remotely from your bed or couch because you’ll want to watch TV or just take a nap. I like to keep my WFH space similar to my desk at work because it puts me in the mindset of needing to work.

For Lauren, remote work was a non-negotiable arrangement—see how she manages a hybrid remote work situation and her tips for those on the remote job search.

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Interview with Tyler, a director of customer success models how to start a remote work career

I love that my main workspace faces exterior light. I get to see the outdoors and it really makes me feel productive.

From networking to land a remote work gig, to building out an exceptional remote work tool stack, Tyler has quickly figured out how to thrive in remote work. See his tips for starting strong.

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Interview with Paul, a remote product designer who has found his zen

It’s a dedicated space, and when I step in and close the door behind me, the room is instantly calming.

It’s the only ‘kid-free zone’ in the house, but I also like to call it my zen zone.

I’ve kept it quite minimal by design —using whites, greys, and wood in the colours and materials. A green lava lamp (that I’ve had since I was a teen) provides a pop of colour and compliments the spider plant.

I have things in here that bring me joy —a couple of U2 records, my guitar, my Sonos speaker. A grey circular rug on the floor helps define the ‘workspace’ while a chair sitting just off the rug is where I can retreat to read, meditate, or jam on the guitar.

There’s a place for everything, so the room remains clutter-free: a pegboard beside the desk to hang my headphones and cables; the desk has storage while I also picked up a TV stand from Ikea, which is now acting as a space for my books. It’s a fine balance in a relatively small space, but it works and helps keep me focused.

The COVID-19 pandemic drove Paul to embrace remote work. See how he has adapted his routine to this new normal, and the one tool that keeps him organized.

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Interview with Mike, a business developer with a one task a day remote work routine

I couldn’t be productive without a second monitor, wired internet connection, and professional headset.

A comfortable chair and a standing desk help to prevent fatigue, and I’m guessing that helps me to be more productive, too.

I believe the key to being productive when working remotely is setting up a dedicated workplace with a proper desk and a chair, even if it’s a little corner in the apartment. Just make sure that you can control any background noise and minimize distractions—that seems to work well for me.

Mike had a lackluster experience with remote work 12 years ago. Today, he has embraced location-independence. Hear about his "one task a day" routine & vital tip for job seekers.

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