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With the spread of COVID-19, many tech companies are sending employees home to work remotely. As someone who has worked remotely for multiple companies, in different setups, we wanted to offer some assurances and tips for maintaining your mental health while adjusting to this new life.

This is a long post, but I hope it brings you some amount of comfort and support in the days ahead.

Working from home tips

 

  • Get dressed

This one shows up on most remote guides, and it is an important one. Changing into “work clothes” helps put you in a “work” mindset, but, more importantly, it takes you out of a “resting” one.

  • Stock snacks & drinks

Your office likely has snacks and you likely eat them. You might not be able to find (or afford) the fancy small-batch energy bar of the week, but you can stock up

  • Get off social media

I’m not your employer. I don’t care about your productivity. But now that you’re remote, you’re going to feel more isolated and anxious. And scrolling through an endless timeline of news updates and sad stories isn’t going to make that any easier.

  • Keep your workspace clean

Your big open office has a team of cleaners and admin staff to care for it. At home, it’s just you. And a cluttered workspace will impact your productivity and mental health.

  • Stop working

When the workday is over, it’s over

Best books

LEAP brings you the list of 5 books you can read at your free time that won’t make you turn into a leepy emoji! These interesting books focused on building dreams into reality and sentences aimed to wake up inspiration in you are a wonderful opportunity for you to work on yourself, realize the potentials hidden and how to play a game by your own rules.

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter.
  2. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World by Chris Guillebeau
  3. You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
  4. The 4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss
  5. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Best entrepreneur binge series

If you’re an entrepreneur and an avid watcher of TV shows, you may be wondering if there are any shows out there which can help you become a better entrepreneur.

To that end, here are the 10 best TV shows for entrepreneurs:

  1. Silicon Valley
  2. Shark Tank
  3. The rise to the top
  4. The Newsroom
  5. The profit

Best films

Entrepreneurs, like everyone, need a little inspiration and motivation from time to time. 

Besides a good and fast laptop, you will get further inspired and motivated for the business by watching the entrepreneur movies. Sometimes, these movies do not seem like business movies, but they conceal useful tips and above all, great ideas.

Here are 5 inspiring movies every entrepreneur should watch:

  1. The Social Network
  2. Jerry Maguire
  3. The Pursuit of Happiness
  4. Moneyball
  5. Wall Street

Best YT videos

  1. TED-Ed – Lessons Worth Sharing
  2. SmarterEveryDay – To teach you something new every day!
  3. Vsauce
  4. National Geographic | Science, Exploration And Adventure
  5. Amazing Space | Space Videos

 

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