A lot of people are working from home these days. And because of this, they're facing unique challenges when it comes to structure and focus. I'm no stranger to these challenges—I've been a remote worker since 2010. For the past decade, I've been on the lookout for habits and routines that will help keep me organized and productive.
The majority of my work and personal life exists in the digital realm. I (like most people) use cloud-based apps now more than ever. On the surface, your computer looks pristine—free of the physical clutter that used to come with bloated desktop software. But just because you can't see the mess, doesn't mean it's not there.
With the new year upon us, I decided to take some time and write out a few goals for 2018. I'm not typically one for resolutions, as I don't think you need to wait for a fresh year to start changing bad habits. But there is something about the cyclical nature of time that makes it easier to start something on January 1st.