How to be productive while working from home

Working from home is the new norm. Personally, I’ve had to readjust the way I view work more so working for myself. Being home all day and having my home become my place of work has had me go a bit stir crazy and struggle with getting work done.

As a way to make sure I get the most out of my work time and small space I’ve researched and tested out a few tips and here’s what’s working so far. Here are my findings

Schedule

Create a game plan for your workflow- knowing what you’re going to do helps you get the most out of your day and minimise distractions. I noticed the days I most productive is when I’m intentional about my actions and start with my curated morning routine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Break up the Day-⠀Taking breaks is important and actually known to boost productivity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Set boundaries- Have work hours which are suitable for your life situation and communicate well with your community about times that you will be doing focused work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 Ignore the cleaning -if you can’t, set a time to do it quickly.

Related post: https://samanthadube.com/top-tools-for-organising-my-business/

Dress Code

Get out of your pyjamas and dress sensibly. While comfort is key, pyjamas send a message of relaxation to your body. I usually wear leggings and a t-shirt. When it’s cold I will wear a gown which I now only use when I’m working. ⠀

Environment

Have a set area to work on- when you have a “place of work” it’s easy to get your mind to focus when sit at the place.

Avoid working from your bed 🛏️- It’s bad for your sleep,(the power of association, your brain needs to associate your bed with sleep, bad for your posture and also bad for your computer⠀since ventilation is needed for your computer to work properly)⠀

Co-working

Join a virtual co-working group- you can find these on Facebook. Personally, I love having accountability and it’s helpful to know you have someone who you can count on to help you.

Bonus Tip: Be flexible, things happen and life changes quickly. Best lesson of 2020. Make sure you have a plan for when meetings are cancelled or for when days you feel uninspired to work.

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What has helped you get work done while working from home?

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