In my blog post From Desk Jockey to Badass Remote Worker in a Few Easy Steps, I offer some tips to help you be a more efficient remote worker. Number one: create a workspace. This may sound obvious, but a defined workspace is critical to remote work. What I forgot to mention is that once this workspace is created, you need to remind yourself to get up and walk around at least once per hour.

There is plenty of medical literature about the dangers of being too sedentary and what to do about it. When you work alone, it is very easy to just sit at your workspace and not get up. One of the easiest things to do is to set an hourly alarm on your smartphone. It will serve as a reminder to stand up, stretch, and walk around the room for a few minutes.

The coronavirus is spreading at an alarming rate. Everyone I know is in search of the best way to stay safe. The TV doctors are saying one thing, the internet doctors are saying other things. We need a reliable “single source” of truth. If it exists, I have not found it. If you have, please share.


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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit

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