Working from home tips: Brooke Simmons, Pursuit Communications

“When I decided to start my own PR agency 12 years ago, the space that was “my office” was a corner of the family dining room with a desk behind a screen for “privacy”.

It was, at the time, sufficient, but I knew it couldn’t be a long term solution. We moved shortly after and I then upgraded the space to a former bar area. (Translation: another corner of a dining room, but slightly larger).

The new space felt more like a “space” and I was determined to make it work and I did, with thanks to my parents. But there were distractions and it wasn’t until I purchased my own place and had a dedicated room to finally close the door on, at the end of the day.

Working from home in whatever space you have can have its challenges beyond the “space” you’ve allocated.” – Brooke Simmons

Here are Brooke’s top three tips:

1. Use the time you’d normally commute to read, catch-up on news, or exercise 

(if you’re well enough!) catch up on personal emails. Be productive with this time.

2. Start at your regular time

Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you should slack off. Show your employer how productive working from home can be!

3. Dress comfortably but appropriately

I can’t stress this enough on my “at home” days, I still dress my top or bottom half, so if on the odd chance I’m called to a meeting, all I have to do is change into a nice blouse or get out my jeans into a corporate pair of trousers.

Brooke Simmons is the founder of Pursuit Communicationsa full-service public relations, social media, event & influencer management agency. GENERATING PROFILES AND AWARENESS. SUCCESS IN MOTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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