We’ve updated our Remote Toolkit to help connect our community of architects during these times of working remotely.

Disconnect to reconnect

Working where you live can make it difficult to truly switch off at the end of the day. To avoid burnout and maintain a healthy, productive headspace, keep a structured schedule (no work after 6, say), create boundaries and avoid looking at work e-mails and notifications on evenings and weekends.

Things to think about

  • When you’re not working, really be off work. Try to turn off notifications and go do something fun.
  • Designate spaces in our homes where you can disconnect.
  • Set up a time where you choose to be done for the day and stick to it.
  • When a workday is complete, it is important to allow ourselves to truly "sign-off". Closing the door of your ‘home office’, putting the laptop into its bag gives us a disconnect routine.
  • Consider making a channel in slack for "good morning/signing in" and "good night/signing out" as a indicator of signing in/off for the day.


  • How to set Do Not Disturb Mode on iPhone and Android
  • How to set Do Not Disturb Mode on Gmail and Outlook
  • Offtime — an app to help you manage your screen time
  • Forest — an app to remove phone distractions and help you stay focused