Let go of the eight-hour workday.
That’s the single most crucial piece of advice I have for any newly remote worker, after more than two decades of work in which I’ve been based from home for most of the time. Today in the Wall Street Journal, I share my most vital tips for learning to work productively and happily from home, including:
Respect and work with your natural energy cycles: When you’re working in an office, you have to show up and put in a regular day’s work whether you’re bursting with energy or burned-out and in desperate need of a break. When you’re working from home, you have more flexibility to work with these natural cycles—as long as you don’t let them rattle you.