After almost eight years of full-time remote work, I’ve experienced my fair share of ups and downs working alone and from home. And for me, the perks of remote work are vast. But how do I celebrate my big achievements working remotely? Is it just enough that I have the freedom to set my own schedule; or get to work with teams across the globe, […]
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Your celebration is yours to design.
NOTES: How to Celebrate Big Achievements When Your Entire Team Works Remotely
Research from a 2020 TELUS International survey found four out of five workers struggle with shutting down for the night, while almost half of employees feel less mentally healthy while working from home. And there lies the challenge. So, how can remote workers feel like an engaged member of a company’s team and overarching culture when there is little or no in-person interaction?
Here are some tips for remote-work celebrations that make working alone and from home a little less isolating.
The perks of remote work are vast; the freedom to set own schedule, get to work with teams across the globe, and most days, have pajamas as work uniform.
Plan Your Own Annual Celebration
Choose an activity that brings you happiness, e.g. spa day, because your celebration is yours to design.
Celebrate Your Accomplishments on a Smaller Scale
Set up regular lunch or coffee dates with colleagues and friends; where you can celebrate each other’s wins, and encourage each other through challenges.
Also, learn to carve breaks into your day. Likewise, it’s important to have an accountability partner who can check in on you.
Try to fully enjoy your positive experiences and practice savoring. Start to appreciate life’s small pleasures, and thereby promote your mental health and well-being.
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