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Tom and Martin Discuss Working From Home (Ep. 291)

With all the social distancing and remote working suddenly going on, we decided to talk a bit about how we’ve been working from home for so long.

There are quite a few things about working from home that can go wrong, leaving you bad at work, bad at free time, and stressed all around. So here are a few ideas about how to avoid the negatives of working from home so you can embrace the positives.

Things mentioned in this episode:

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:12:42 – Creating a dedicated workspace when you don’t have another room
  • 0:22:50 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:26:02 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:28:27 – Getting a good pair of headphones
  • 0:40:41 – Holding yourself accountable to someone
  • 0:53:55 – Exercising at home
  • 1:02:32 – Conclusion

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