Remote Work & Culture

January To-Do List for Remote Workers


The holiday frenzy is over and the new year is here. Time to get back to work, right!?! For remote workers, this can be a difficult transition. Separating personal from professional can be hard. Everywhere you look, something is calling for your attention. Do I finish the dishes or try to knock out a few emails?

The struggle is real. But we all share the same 24 hours. Thus, learning how to manage our time is essential. And when you’re a military spouse with Instant Teams, there’s no better feeling than done-and-done!

Use this handy January To-Do List to get a jumpstart on your new year. Set aside time this month to knock out a few things upfront. A clear plan will ensure you don’t get lost in busy and forget important things like booking a haircut. (Yes, personal grooming is a must even if you work from home!)

January To-Do List for Remote Workers. Do this in:

5 Minutes

  • – Purchase an Annual Planner. (The Best Planners for Powerful Women.)
  • – Schedule workouts into your calendar.
  • – Book routine appointments for the entire year (haircuts/color, teeth cleaning, eye exam).
  • – Set time to be with friends (Girls night out!)
  • – Track annual subscription renewals.
  • – If self-employed, mark when withholdings tax is due (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • – Start a journal to track your professional journey (good and bad).
  • – Download a professional podcast to add to your routine.
  • – Download a time tracking app. Try Klok for free.
  • – Subscribe to Pandora or Spotify for mixed beats.
  • – Jot down office supplies you need to order (batteries, ink, paper, pens, pencils).
  • – Identify a local club you want to join (photography, writing, coding)
  • – Unsubscribe from newsletters you no longer want. makes this processes easy and fast.

Under an Hour

  • – Order new business cards. Moo offers fresh and modern designs.
  • – Pre-order branded stationary/thank you notes and stamps for the entire year.
  • – Set a timer and delete old emails you don’t need anymore.
  • – Organize files and shred old documents.
  • – Jot down your annual operating costs.
  • – Download an online app to track your cash flow statement. Try Mint.
  • – Set one major professional goal for the year.
  • – Order one professional book to read that will help you improve your MadSkills.
  • – Identify one professional networking group to join.
  • – Identify one online professional development class you want to take this year.
  • – Identify one professional conference you want to attend.

In a Weekend

  • – Prep for tax time.
  • – Organize your workspace.
  • – Identify 5 new snack and 3 lunch recipes to add to your weekly routine.
  • – Select one hobby for the year that has nothing to do with work.
  • – Spend quality time with your family.

Download our free printable here and get started today!