Remote Working: Resetting Your Day

Remote Working: Resetting Your Day

Have you ever lost a day working remotely looking at the news, distracted by Wikipedia or unable to take your thoughts off what needs doing for Xmas?

Maybe you need to start the day again!

Rescue Your Day

This is a simple way to rescue a day which is going nowhere, often when you are working on your own.

It allows you to regain your momentum and direction!

Resetting Your Day

The steps for this are fairly straight forward

1. Turn off your computer and walk away from it

2. Find something else to do for 10 minutes without mobile phones, tablets or similar devices. Preferably away from your work area. A coffee, short walk, shower or some house work are all options

3. Come back to your workspace and decide the next task that needs to be actioned.

4. Turn on your machine and start with that task, restarting your and hopefully leaving behind the former distractions.

Recognising a Day Going Badly

What counts as a bad day will vary for you! It could be down to unexpected news (such as the Brexit result), feeling overwhelmed by things or what started as a 5 minute distraction that turns into an hour long one....

I use this when I´m finding myself distracted for half an hour or an hour by something I shouldn´t be distracted by! I call this a bad day!

Leave us a comment or tweet if you use this or a similar technique!


Duncan Thomson

A Remote Software and Database Contractor specialised in Umbraco, Duncan works from wherever he finds himself. He is the co-organiser of the Python Exeter and Data Science Exeter meetup groups and speaks about Remote Working, Umbraco, Python and .NET Outside of work he is keen on travel, random generation, foreign languages and good food.

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