Community//

How to Thrive at Remote Work While Relocating

Work in spurts, eliminate distractions, create a workspace, and use a hotspot.

Productivity is one of the most important components of any job. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in your life. The work still needs to get done. Your boss and clients don’t care if you’re in the middle of renovations or the relocation process. Many people are currently having to move from their homes to temporary and permanent residences while still working remotely. Thankfully, there are a few tips you can adopt in order to thrive at remote work while you’re relocating. 

Work in spurts

If you are someone who can work for hours on end without stopping, go for it. Chances are this isn’t the case for many people. When you’re in the process of relocating, it’s not uncommon to deal with questions and interruptions. This is why it’s best to find segments of time that you can complete focus on work. If this means that you work for an hour at a time, chances are you can get a lot more work done in four hours of total focus throughout the day.

Eliminate distractions

If you already know that social media apps are sore spots for your productivity, take time to delete the apps from your phone. If listening to instrumental music really helps you focus as you work, put on your headphones and get to work. When you’re distracted, you might be tempted to try and multitask. However, that’s a great way to produce subpar work.

Create a specific workspace

When most people move into new homes, they’ve already decided what each room will be used for. If you have movers who will be bringing items into the house, label the boxes so they know which rooms to bring items to. While this is happening, you can work in your new office space in order to get work done while the movers are working.

Use a hotspot

Most phone companies offer services that allow you to turn your smartphone into a hotspot. This is extremely convenient when you’re in the midst of the moving process for one main reason. When you’re moving, you have to cut the internet service at your old residence, and you have to get it connected in your new home. This process sounds easy, but scheduling and installation take time. Keeping a strong hotspot will allow you to work in spite of home internet connection.

Even though the relocation process can be rather stressful, do your best to avoid placing a ton of pressure on yourself. Besides, you don’t want to get to a point where you become paralyzed because you’re so stressed out. Be intentional with pacing yourself through the process in order to grant yourself grace. As you do these things, you’ll develop a good rhythm in order to help yourself thrive in spite of what’s happening around you.

    The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Gladiathor/ Getty Images
    Wisdom//

    How to Work Remotely: Our Tips for Remote Work

    by Behere
    work from home
    Community//

    How To Create A Routine When You Work From Home (5 Tips)

    by Thomas Griffin
    remote team burnout
    Community//

    The Root of Remote Team Burnout and How to Rise Above it All

    by Andrea Felder

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.