How to Schedule Your Tasks with Calendar Blocks

As I’ve settled into my work at Automattic as a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com, which is remote and requires self-discipline and managing my own time well, I’ve tried several different methods of scheduling my tasks and keeping track of my time. I used this method of calendar blocks for several months very successfully. (The past…

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Top Tips for Working Remotely

If you work remotely or have considered it, you’ve most likely seen lots of advice about how to do it successfully, including how you should dress like you’re going into an office or have a whole room dedicated for your office space. And you know what? I don’t agree. I’ve worked remotely successfully for over…

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Ideas for Self-Care

As I mentioned yesterday, I took the day off to rest up and recover after WCUS, and spent the day snacking/gaming/reading/watching TV. It was excellent and so needed. Working remotely can make it easy to ignore certain needs, because you don’t have to drag yourself to an office and can stay home all day —…

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Rest Day

I took today off work after working yesterday and realizing I really needed a break after a very social long weekend in Philly for WordCamp US.  I spent the day lounging on my couch, eating snacks, playing Fallout 4 on PS4, starting my friends new YA novel (The Trouble with Destiny), and finishing season one…

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Automattic Grand Meetup Time!

I left Seattle today to head to Utah for Automattic’s annual Grand Meetup, which is in Park City this year. Back in April, I was very excited to be hired as a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com and now, almost six months later, it’s finally GM time and I’m getting to meet a whole bunch of…

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Job Happiness & Working it Out

I’m approaching three months as a full-time (non-trial) Happiness Engineer at Automattic, and I’m so, so happy. I have a job I enjoy, and lets me be (remotely) surrounded by great people. I have a job that I learn from every day, and that I want to keep doing. I worked hard to get it (the trial period…

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