Mila Frerichs - Developer, Consultant

Mila Frerichs

Developer, Civic Hacker
Geo- & Data-Geek

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Ten things I do to stay productive while working from home for myself

Working from home is a curse and a blessing. Working for yourself is a curse and a blessing as well. Both together can be a toxic mix and the best thing that can happen to you. If it’s easy to interrupt you, you should consider neither. If you can focus yourself without someone breathing down your neck, this could be something for you. If you love to work on your schedule and decide when and what to work this is something you should consider.

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Automation

I love automating things. The less time I have to spend on a repeating task the better. When I’m repeating a job for three to four times, I will try to automate it. Even if it takes me way longer to automate it than to do it, I will try it. It’s such a relief for me not to do a tedious task over and over again.

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Monthly Review

This is my first monthly review. That’s why it will be not as good as I want. But I will publish a monthly review from now on. On a different note: I did my first real weekly review today. I thought about last week, cleaned up my stuff. I made a new list of my priorities and the projects I want to work on.

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Podcasts I listen to regularly

I listen to podcast for a while now. I started with technical podcast like giant robots smashing into other giant robots, ruby rogues, nsbrief, etc. I love listen to podcasts even about technical stuff. I think I have an easier time listening to something than to read a blogpost. I can listen to them while walking my dog, riding my bike to college back in the days or taking the train.

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Inbox Zero

I’m happy to be able to say: I’m back at Inbox Zero
After my last trip staying at a friends place for a week, my emails started to pile up, and my filters were not any good anymore.
So I used the last two days to clean up my inbox and add more and better filters to my inboxes.

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