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How to stand out when working remotely

How To Stand Out When Working Remotely

After a dramatic shift in daily life in the past few years, many people have found themselves working remotely. Some people prefer to work from the comfort of their homes, while others miss the lifestyle that came with an in-person workplace. It can feel challenging to put your best foot forward when working remotely, and some people don’t feel as though their efforts are appreciated in the same way.

Though it may look a little different working from your home office (or desk bed), there are plenty of ways you can continue to stand out when working in a remote environment. Over time, small efforts can make a lasting impression, and ensure that the people that you work with feel that they can count on you. 

Sometimes, work can be stressful. When life gets hectic, or you’re dealing with an important deadline, it’s important to find ways to destress and stay motivated. If you’re looking for additional guidance about day to day life, and how other people are able to cope with different life events, check out more resources here. Sometimes we could all use a little bit of advice, and there is no shame in looking for more information when you need it. 

Be Accountable 

Being accountable for the work that you’re responsible for is the easiest way to make a positive impression on the people that you work with. Being on time, handling your workload effectively, and being consistent is important when working with any team. It’s important to be on time, and be respectful of everyone you encounter in the workplace. Everyone’s roles are important, and showing compassion can help you become a valuable asset to your team.

Even something as simple as responding to an email quickly can show that you care about the work you do. In workplace settings, little things add up. Try to avoid procrastinating on tasks for the benefit of you and your co-workers. The longer you wait to follow through on a task, the more likely it is to cause tension. 

Communicate 

One of the biggest challenges people face when working remotely is not being able to drop by for occasional check ins. Your higher-ups can’t physically see you doing the work that you’re doing, even if you’ve been keeping busy. By consistently communicating with your employer about how you’re spending your time, you can assure them that you’re being productive.

Communication is also important when it comes to your limitations. If you’re feeling behind on work, or that you need support in specific ways, communicating with your boss can help them understand where you stand. Though it can be daunting to reach out, especially if you don’t have a close relationship with them, doing so can prevent your work suffering as a result. If you’re falling behind, or are going to miss a deadline, be sure to let your employer know as soon as possible. Doing so keeps them in the loop, and takes stress off of you while you catch up. 

Lead By Example 

One of the best ways to be a natural leader in the workplace is to lead by example. If other people can see that you’re dedicated to what you do, and that you show up when you’re needed, they’re likely to be inspired to do the same. By being consistent in your effort and care in your work, you can show your co-workers that you value their time and energy.

Being a leader in the workplace helps you stand out because it shows your employer that you’re invested and you have the potential to take on more responsibilities. If you’re hoping to be considered for future promotions, your behavior leading up to opportunities will be crucial in the decision making process.

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Take Care Of Yourself 

Working from home can take a toll on a person’s mental health. It can be difficult to have your workplace be the same place that you eat, sleep and enjoy your time off. Some people find it challenging to be motivated with their work when working remotely, and it can be hard to feel a separation from work and home.

One of the best ways you can continue to feel like you are working when you’re working, and can relax when you’re not, is to create a designated space for work. Whether that be a home office, or even a desk space, having a specific area that you conduct your work can help you establish a healthy boundary. Though it may be tempting to roll over, clock in, and do your job in your sweatpants, some people find it helpful to behave as though they are going to the office even if they aren’t. 

No matter what, taking care of yourself is crucial to being a good employee. By protecting your emotional wellbeing and avoiding burnout, you can be your best self when you’re working. Placing strong boundaries in your life on when you can be contacted, how often you check your emails, and when you need to take breaks during the work day are all ways you can protect your mental health.

Working remotely can have many benefits. It can allow more freedom in the way you handle your workload, and not having a commute can add more freetime to your day. By finding ways to make it manageable and effective for yourself, you can optimize your workplace experiences. By continuing to adapt to the needs of your company and staying consistent, you’re sure to stand out and have a positive impact.

 

Marie Miguel Biography

Marie Miguel

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.

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