How to Successfully Work from Home as a Software Developer

It’s all about schedules, boundaries, and your overall wellbeing

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Shouldn’t they be coding!?!? — Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Maintain your normal working schedule

This is a matter of simplicity and sanity. Go to work and leave work at the same time. You’re still “at work” for the same amount of time, so why not just keep the same working schedule?

Set boundaries for your colleagues, bosses, and family members

Just like scope creep can bulldoze a project’s perfectly rational timeline, everybody working from home can creep into everything you do.

Don’t neglect your health and hygiene

It’s easy to just wake up, open your laptop, work for hours, roll onto the couch, binge something, then roll into bed and repeat. Don’t do that.

Your life and your job aren’t the same thing

Working from home can be great. You save money on gas, you can sleep in a little later because there’s no commute. And the best part is that you don’t have to wear pants.

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