As the COVID-19 crisis has shaken up the whole world, companies across the globe have responded vigilantly. They have analyzed both the short and long term consequences of the talent and sent most of their employees to homes.
“Gartner’s recent research shows that about 88% of the firms worldwide have granted work from home to their employees”
Maybe you are also the one working from home just as I’m doing these days. If so, it is natural that questions like, “am I doing right?” “how to maintain productivity at home?” cross your mind often. You may feel that the environment at home may affect your work.
The questions are real. Working from home may increase or decrease your productivity based on simple choices.
However, here we are going to tell you easy tricks that will cost minimal efforts to enhance your productivity.
Space Space Space
Got up just now and started working from the bed? This is, maybe, okay for some, but does not work for everyone.
Having a dedicated workspace at home helps you to stay focused and motivated. If you set a desk in your living room where everyone comes and goes freely, day and night, you can’t stay focused on work.
So, sparing up a table and some peripherals in your room, or some quiet place is the foremost recommendation. Also, forbid the free movement in your work spot.
Plan Your Work Day Before Bed
No matter if you’re home or office, planning is important. Chart out for the next day the night before. Mark what you will have to do the next day and also create a self deadline.
Map out your hour to hour activity so that you will not have to question, “what am I going to do?” while working.
Don’t forget to take energy breaks during the day. You can walk, enjoy coffee, immune boosters, or a good meal to refresh your mind.
Start Your Day Rightly
Getting into bad habits is incredibly easy, leading you to lack of motivation.
Wake up before time, just as you do while going to the office. Get fresh, have breakfast, and dress up properly.
A good breakfast, healthy start, and proper attire will help you to shape a productive mindset that day.
Don’t Isolate Yourself
Loneliness in remote life is a major factor leading to stress or demotivation. Don’t cut off yourself from the whole world. Find a work partner or stay connected with your colleagues.
Use Skype, Zoom, Slack, and other media to stay in touch via calls and instant messaging with your coworkers.
Also, join online communities of professionals in your industry to stay updated. Professional social networking helps you grow.
Take the Edge of Flexibility
Of course, if your company and your job nature allow you to.
It may be the perfect time to follow your natural flow, going with it freely, and showing your creativity and time management.
You may don’t have to get up at 8 am for the office, but can wake up at 9:30-10:00 and start your day right away.
Last but not least, you are at home. It’s a big opportunity. Stay connected with your family, engage with them, have a little chit-chat, and avoid laziness. All this will keep you motivated the whole day, leading you to be productive while working from home.
However, avoid physical touches and take ultimate care of hygiene amid Covid-19. If you feel sick, seek medical care immediately, and avoid ending up in tension affecting your immunity against coronavirus.
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