Tips For Working From Home

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As many make this sudden transition and begin working from home, we wanted to create a list of helpful tips to improve the experience for yourself as well as those that you normally would be in the office with! Check out our list, which will be updated as we continue to share this experience together. Read through our list below and tell us what you think!

Please share your own tips with us or comment your thoughts on ours by sending a message to [email protected].

Tip #1:

Remember, it is ok!

For many of us, the idea of working from home is unfamiliar and raises many questions and concerns. Take this transition one day at a time and constantly seek to improve both your work and lifestyle as they begin to mesh. Staying active and engaged will help increase your personal success as well as the overall success of the colleagues and teams you support!

Tip #2:

Feed Your Brain

Now is a great time to catch up and read all of the amazing articles, films and podcasts that we simply did not have the time in the day for! Check out these carefully picked pieces to get you started.


Insights by Stanford Business: Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Effective

James Clear: Healthy Eating: The Beginner’s Guide on How to Eat Healthy and Stick to It

NY TIMES: Why You Procrastinate (It has nothing to do with self control)

Films & Video

Check out this list posted 4 days ago with 50 great watches on Netflix!

NY TIMES: The 50 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now

Or, check out Forbes list of The Top 250 Netflix films based on their Rotten Tomatoes score!

Forbes: Netflix’s Top 250 Best Movies To Watch In Lockdown, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Listening & Learning

Columbia University is offering free online courses in an abundance of subjects and topics including marketing analytics, corporate finance and so much more. Classes are beginning all of the time so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge.


Tip #3:

Dedicate Time To Go Outside

San Francisco has so many outdoor getaways to offer within the city. In fact, Culture Trip claims that the city boasts over 220 unique parks and has more than any other city in America. Take your mind off work for a moment, grab some fresh air or take a lunch break outside in one of the many beautiful recreation options the city has to offer!

Tip #4:

Remain active even inside!

Find ways to remain active even while indoors! CorePower is now offering one free week of yoga classes online! Get a powerful and easily accessible exercise from the comfort of your home! Visit and get your indoor workout routine started today! Other simple exercise ideas include stretching in the morning and around the day, pushups, sit-ups or squats!

Tip #5

Start a virtual happy hour!

To wind down the day or week, begin a regularly scheduled happy hour with your team or office! Start at 4 or 5 pm and virtually enjoy some cocktails over a non-work related conversation. For more fun, install the Netflix “Party” extension and watch a movie with your group. This extension can be found on google chrome and enables users to remotely share the experience of watching Netflix from their own device with their friends.

Like the tips we have to offer? Share your working from home tips and thoughts with us.

Please send your tips for working from home to us at [email protected] and if we like them, we will add them to this list for the sfBIG community to see!

Stay Safe!