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6 tips for working remote during these social distancing times

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In the light of recent events (read that COVID-19) a lot of companies are going remote for the first time in their existence. These are troubling times but also time for evolution to take place. The human race is brilliant, bringing sound solutions to complicated scenarios. So when we are asked to practice social distancing, we move our businesses online. I've been working remote for close to 2 years at Sonatype, here are some tips that helped me thrive in this environment. Get ready for work I'm serious, it's super important. I wake, shower, shave, and put on jeans every workday. This to me is my way of gearing up for the day. It's a mental practice I carried from my days of office work that I still do because if I didn't I don't feel I'd be ready mentally. Dedicated space Critical, you have to have an office, for a few reasons. First, having a dedicated quiet space is a way to block off other family that may be home with you. It allows you