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How to be a Boss (not a bitch) During Quarantine

WFH (work from home) is no joke, it can be a huge adjustment for those who are used to working in a team atmosphere + an even bigger adjustment for leaders.

As an entrepreneur, a big fear I have for businesses who have never worked virtually before is that they won’t know when to turn off. To be our most productive + focused selves, I truly believe there needs to be a balance of rest, fun, physical activity, + work.

Getting in Flow

A flow state, also known colloquially as being “in the zone,” is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, + enjoyment in the process of the activity. In order to be in a flow state, one can’t be stressed – constantly texting/emailing at all hours, causes cortisol spikes + limits an individuals’ ability to access flow. Now more than ever we must be conscious of how we spend our time, including scheduling downtime, as well as + how/when we decide to engage. In short, DON’T BE AN ANNOYING BOSS. 👩🏽‍💻

TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS:


• respect office hours
• use a time management app (ie. slack/clickup)
• don’t abuse these apps to make things worse • stop delegating work that doesn’t actually help you reach your end goals (sales)
• think before you send
• ask your employees how they’re doing, what methods have they found helpful for being productive at home • don’t assign new tasks after 4p
• trust your employees

My Fave WFH Products

Adjustable Cell Phone Stand
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 with Alexa Voice Control
PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets – Pink Donut
DOP Portable Phone Mount USE CODE LOLO10 for 10% OFF!
TIJN Mitchel Blue Light Eyeglasses – Opal Tortoise USE CODE 5FREE for $5 OFF!

I’ve been working virtually for 4 years, I hope this helps! LMK what you’re struggling with and maybe I can help!

lauren schwec

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