How I keep myself motivated as a remote worker

Callum Sharp
Nov 1, 2018 · 5 min read
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I compartmentalise

The key to remote working is to compartmentalise your life. Make sure you know that day is day and night is night. Without that, all hope is lost… trust me.

I watch Vloggers on YouTube

Believe it or not, I find it oddly motivating to watch vloggers hard at work. Casey Neistat (Casey Neistat) and Peter McKinnon are my two go-tos, mainly because they’re coffee-drinking, fun-having travellers who seem to want to push themselves in their work.

I maintain an active social life

On average, I see friends maybe four or five times in a week. Whether it’s rehearsing with my band, breakfast with my brother, getting dinner and drinks with my friends, seeing free movies at the club or playing chess with my housemate and friend, I’ll always be engaging with people and doing something.

I study new skills

Masterclass.com is a dream. If you don’t know what it is, I highly recommend it. Check out their classes here. I just finished a writing class instructed by none other than James Patterson.

I exercise

Margaret Atwood’s best writing advice was this:

Do back exercises. Pain is distracting.

I run on the regular.

I discipline myself

Food comes after hard work. A second cup of coffee also comes after hard work.

The office is my arch nemesis

I recently took a visit to a really cool office space in Dublin. There was fake grass, bean bags, an endless supply of free coffee and all the books I could ever imagine reading.


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Callum Sharp

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I write about writing. Fan of old things, books and film photography. For more 👉 www.callumsharpwrites.com.

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