Dawn Pensack has shared her remote working experience with us.
I'm an NLP Coach and EFT Practitioner.
I burned out from a career as a math teacher. In 2014, I made a decision to drastically change my life after struggling with chronic illness for years. I left teaching in 2014 and spent time healing and working in curriculum development. In 2016, I hired my first life coach and started my own business as an EFT Practitioner, helping people manage their stress & anxiety so that they can live a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Setting your own schedule and managing your time. I prefer to work in the early morning hours and love that I can do that!
Sometimes, I miss being face to face with others and being in a different environment. It's important to have boundaries when you're working remotely so that your personal life and work life doesn't blend together 24/7. Everyone needs time away from work and when you're working remotely, it can be easy to never stop working (especially if you really love what you do!).
I prefer working from home since it's easier for me to focus, fewer distractions, and I can better manage my energy. It IS nice though to go to a coffee shop for networking calls or when I'm doing something that doesn't require such intense focus.
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Time management was tough when no one was looking over my shoulder. When I created work that I love doing, work according to my peaks and dips in energy throughout the day, and stay connected with peers for support and accountability, it's much easier to overcome challenges as a remote employee.
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It can be lonely. Make sure you stay connected and have solid, firm work/life boundaries. Also, get outside for a few minutes every so often for a blast of sunshine and fresh air! It's amazing!
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