Resources for Finding Your Remote Rhythm

March 27th, 2020 Daisy Smith

The last week has been an enormous transition as we have moved to an entirely remote workplace. The first major steps have been taken. We’ve got the tools and technology we need, and we’re able to do the work. Now it’s a matter of settling into our new normal and finding our rhythm again.

Of course, virtual workplaces and the ideal remote work-life look different for different people. There is no universal guide or map back to your sense of self. But in our opinion, this content provides some good insights and tools. It’s up to you (and in some cases your team) to decide whether to apply it and if so, how.

Daisy Smith

Assistant Director, Communications

"Don’t take yourself too seriously.”

I found myself at 14 West after 18 months of traveling and teaching in Bali, Thailand, and Australia. And now 5 years later, I’ve learned and grown with my team in extraordinary ways. I think that’s due in large part to the fact that I’ve been encouraged to approach my work and explore my potential in the same ways I’ve explored other parts of the world. I’m constantly asking questions, seeing and doing new things. And learning A LOT. I didn’t expect to find an experience like this in “an office back home.”

I love my position at 14 West because I’m invited to take on a diverse range of responsibilities. From running our Wellness Program to brand development and brand marketing to writing, I have a broad range of interests. And my role allows me to develop my skills through work that truly excites me. I have a hard time saying no to new projects, even when I already have a full plate. But when I take on too much, the leaders here are there with the support I need to get the job done. At the same time, I’m given the creative freedom to feel real ownership over my projects, which only motivates me more.

What is one thing you have to do every day in the office? Gotta have my essential oil diffuser going. Five of us share an office and we’re all hooked on the diffuser now, but it’s my job to create the perfect oil cocktail each morning to set the tone for the day. I’m obsessed.