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Motivate your Remote Software Developers

Working from home and working remotely as a software developer can be an adjustment for even the most independent person. If you’re used to a commute and then going to a physical office, starting a new rhythm can be tough to start.

Dedicate a Space Specifically for Work

Even if your workspace changes every day, having a dedicated space for work can put you in the zone. It’s always tempting to work from bed, but working where you sleep is not a good idea. You’re better off setting up your workspace in an ergonomically friendly place.

Keep a Schedule

When you’re working from home or remotely, you’re not following the same pattern as office-dwellers. Their workday is a little more structured because they only work while they’re in the office. However, when working remotely, it’s easy to let work expand to more than full-time.

Talk to Other People

Working remotely can be really isolating. You don’t have access to your peers and colleagues the way you would in a traditional office setting, so it’s necessary to make time to connect with others.

Take Breaks

It’s easy to lose track of time while you’re working remotely. There are no colleagues to urge you to take breaks with them, so it’s up to you to remember to take breaks and recharge.

Reward Yourself

Working remotely or from home can be distracting. Things are always chaotic around you, and there may be things going on that may pull you out of work mode. A trick to keep yourself motivated is to implement a reward system.

Final Thoughts

Working remotely feels radically different than working in an office. There is a different environment, people, and there’s unspoken accountability. When you’re working remotely, you’re likely only accountable to yourself. As long as your work gets finished, how you get there only affects you.

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Ilya Nevolin

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