4 Lessons I’ve Learned So far working A Full time Remote Job.

Hint: Working remote doesn't mean your job will be easier

Wellness Xplora
3 min readOct 10, 2022


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I’ve been working 8 hours a day for a Tech news company, and I’m super grateful for the opportunity and the income.

However, I’ll admit — it does take some getting used to. I’m still finding my beat and my rhythm. It’s a lot of work.

I’m new to it all. And I’ve had to wrestle and overcome imposter syndrome as I work closely with long term and seasoned experts within the industry.

This is the reason why I’ve been away from Medium for over a month now. I hope to find more balance in my life and still write on here because I miss my Medium community.

The lessons I’ve learned so far working an 8 hour a day remote job…..

Remote jobs are convenient

The major convenience here is obvious. You don't have to commute to an office and you can work from anywhere you want.

For now, since I’m still in a similar time zone as my shift, I work from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

For 8 hours each day, I spend my time glued to my laptop screen, researching and writing. It’s A lot of WORK!

I don’t take as many breaks during the day because I’m working to get as many stories published during a single shift.

Sometimes, by the time shift is done. I can’t stand to look at a laptop screen.

Remote work doesn’t always equate to less work. Sometimes, it means more work!

Don’t let tiktok fool you.

Not all remote jobs can be worked on while sipping mimosas at the beach.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure those kinds of jobs exist. And I’d love one of those eventually.

But for now, my remote work has me doing REAL WORK! I need to be focused.

I’ve been so busy and drained, I had to put Medium on Pause. But I’m hoping to find more balance this October.

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