Now that you’re working from home, so let’s tune everything else out and stay productive. Here’s how:
Get up and get dressed
Get up early in the morning as you would do on any working day, freshen up and get dressed. Yes, you need to dress up. You have the ability to just stay in those last night comfies and work from home this morning. But there’s something about actually getting up and getting dressed and then sitting back down that makes you feel like you’re in work mode. So it’s really important that you wake up, get dressed, and pepped up for the day.
Set up your workspace
It can be a whole room or a chair at the dining table; the key is to limit your distractions. So if you’re not the only one home, common areas are probably not the best choice to work at. You don’t need a fancy workstation set up to work from home; you just need a space to sit comfortably and work.
Schedule your day
The next thing you should do is make a timeline for your day. It depends on what your work situation is, but you should always set your tasks for the day. You can have more work done than you would usually do at the office because you don’t have the distractions of office or co-workers or funny jokes or going on a walk for a coffee. So by setting a schedule keeps you focused on work and allows you to be more productive.
Turn off distractions
It’s a lot easier to get distracted while working from home because of all those comforts available to you. Not only your Xbox is waiting for you, but you also have the refrigerator with lots of tasty snacks, and you’re doing a lot more up-down and less working. You have to turn off all these distractions while working from home. Turn off your phone notifications, log out of Facebook and Instagram so that you can actually focus on tasks in front of you.
Stick to your working hours
There’s this feeling that happens when you are working from home, where you feel like you need to overprove yourself, but that’s not the case. Remote work is normal nowadays; your employer is happy as long as you are doing what you’re supposed to do. Stay committed to your job while you are on the clock.
You could have really good work ethics and feel a bit of guilt when you’re working at home. You feel like you have to overprove yourself, so you’re just driving yourself crazy, and don’t take breaks. That’s a no-no, you should always take breaks, it’s still a normal workday, just from a different location.
You can use the Pomodoro Technique, where you do the task for twenty-five or thirty minutes and take five minutes off. When you’re taking a break, you should feel free and do whatever you want to, as long as you’re able to get back to work once your five minutes are up.
Avoid interactions with family and friends
If you have people dropping by to say hi, it’s really easy to get distracted from what you’re doing. You can easily drag those set timelines by a couple of hours or maybe to the next day. If you want to stay productive throughout the working hours, avoid interacting with anyone who is not related to your work.