What are your tips for managing your time and thriving while doing a remote internship?

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My biggest difficulty when doing a remote internship was that I had trouble deciding at what point it was okay to stop working. Without set hours, you have to strike the right balance between being disciplined and not overworking yourself. The best strategy that I found was to decide how many hours per week I needed to work, and then divide that throughout the week. Some days I would work more than others, but I always tried to work roughly the same amount of time each week. It's also a good idea to get out of the house when you're working, since it can be hard to focus when you have distractions like TV and the ability to nap and nobody to keep you focused. Working at a library or a Starbucks helped me get my work done more efficiently, and it also removed the pressure that I had previously to be constantly working while at home.
When I did that, I had to still set aside specific hours that I planned to work and I had to make myself a little work space so that I would not get distracted. That way I knew I would be doing the work I needed to get done and not be distracted by the comforts of home.
Doing a remote internship means you really have to discipline yourself and perfect your time management skills. Set aside some time each day to devote to your internship or a few times a week depending on your internship commitment. Making a set schedule for yourself will make it easier for you to not just put off working on your internship tasks and get you into the routine of working on your internship each day or specific days of the week. Plus, by working on your internship a little bit each day or for a few days for an allotted amount of time, you won't get stressed that you have so much to do for your internship all at once since you'll chip away at your workload and not wait to do what you need to do.

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