5 Tips To Help You Stay Productive Working from Home
This current situation has left a lot of us facing challenges. But, working from home doesn’t need to be one of those challenges! It will take a little bit of getting used to, yes, but we can create a productivity level you’ve never reached before. Just take some of these tips on board and make the most of this current situation…….
1. Find a workspace, and stick to it
This could be the kitchen counter, dining room table, or even an ironing board (as crazy as that sounds it been done before!!!). Wherever you set up a space for work, make sure you stick to it during your working from home period. The familiarity will resonate wit you, and you’ll be able to feel more focused and more productive. It will also help you to separate work and life when working from home, a skill which is difficult to master! So get your space, stick to it, and watch your productivity flourish.
2. Find a routine, and keep it
Routine is possibly the most important tip in this list. Try and get up and fall asleep at the same times as you would during a normal working week. A lie in will seem tempting, yes, but you can use the usual commuting time as time to work out or do some housework. Even make yourself a nice breakfast. You can do so much before you even start the working day, which will help to improve mood and boost motivation. Sticking to your normal routine will provide you with some comfort, especially during these uncertain times.
3. Write a To-Do List
You’ve probably heard this before, but having a list of things to do is a great way to help you keep accountable for your actions. I do this all of the time. Every night I’ll write down a list of tasks for the next day, and work my way through them. As you cross something off the list, it fills you with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, helping to increase motivation. But don’t overload the list. If you set yourself too much and don’t achieve it, this can have the opposite effect, and de-motivate you. Be realistic, and set tasks that are achievable on a daily basis. Dint add any more stress than we already currently have.
4. The Great Outdoors
And by the great outdoors I don’t mean head to the local park because the weather is nice. That isn’t very ‘social distancing now is it. But you definitely need to make sure you are getting some fresh air every day. This can range from a walk around the block, or even sitting on your balcony or in your garden for lunch. Mixing up your environment and scenery with some outdoor activity will be a welcome break from staring at the computer all day. It’ll help you feel fresh and rejuvenated for the afternoon workload!
5. Stay Connected
Staying connected will be a huge way to keep some form of normality. From zoom calls, to WhatsApp or Facebook messenger, the multiple ways to communicate may seem daunting at times, but staying in touch with people won’t only help you in terms of working relationships, but also build stronger relationships with friends and family. Social interaction will do wonders for you mental health and wellbeing, so make sure you set aside time to socialise, as well as communicating for business reasons.