You might find it hard to work from home if it wasn’t something you were already used to before.
You don’t have to deal with anyone unless you have to do conference calls and you can do other productive things around the house as well. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you some things you can do in order to work productively from home. By implementing these things into your routine, you might be able to work more efficiently and tackle all the tasks much quicker. Without further a do, let’s jump into the post!
GET READY & LOOK PRESENTABLE
The first thing I would recommend doing is to wake up when you can. I’m not saying to wake up super early or late or even at the time you would usually wake up to but don’t lay in your bed scrolling through your social media first thing in the morning and spend an unnecessary amount of time on your phone. Your mind will automatically feel tired and bored.
Get ready and try to look presentable. Once again, I’m not saying to dress like how you would usually do to go outside or to wear a full face of makeup. Wear something comfortable, comb your hair and if you feel like wearing a tiny bit of makeup, do it! Do what makes you happy and when you feel good in the inside, it will reflect on the work you do outside.
Just because you are at home doesn’t mean you can skip meals. You still have to eat healthily and take care of your body. When you have all the right nutrients in your body, you will feel much more energized and you will be able to do so many tasks!
If you live by yourself (obviously including your pets), I don’t think there will be any distractions for you apart from your phone but if you live with your family for example your partner, housemate, children, etc. I’m pretty sure it might be a tiny bit complicated.
They are probably not used to see you work so you have to make them understand that you won’t be available for them for a certain period of time and that if you go to your office/desk area that you are working and can’t do anything else. Another tip is to plan ahead your day, that way you will be able to set time for work and for your loved ones.
As always, it’s important to take regular breaks when you are working. Nobody can work productively a couple of days in a row, your body and mind need to take a break. When you come back after you’ve taken a break, you will feel much happier to work. You need to have a balance and if that means taking a day off to relax then do it!
One of the tips I can give is to turn off your notifications on your phone or to put your phone on Airplane Mode. Another effective tip is to leave your phone in your bag or in a separate room, that way you won’t be able to check your phone regularly.