It can be easy to let the beginning of your work day slide away. Even if you work for a big company and they use an app like Slack, it becomes a temptation to sign in and then go do something else for a bit.
Break through this by setting up one person to check in with at the beginning of each day. This can be a boss, a business partner, or even a friend or client if you work as a freelancer. Just let them know what you’re working on and see what they’re working on. This has the added benefit of keeping you a little more social while you work remotely. No one wants to feel isolated, and this trick helps keeps you both connected and accountable.
This is another great trick that helps get your brain in work mode when you’d rather “ease into the day” and not really start working until later. Let the productivity boost ensue!