Three Easy Tips For Working At Home

Three Easy Tips For Working At Home

Ever since the pandemic more and more people are starting to work from home.  We live in a digital age that grants more people the luxury of flexible work, but it is so easy to get distracted, to procrastinate, and to justify doing things in a way that you definitely wouldn't do if you had to go into an office every day. That's why you need to treat it like the real deal. Here are  few simple hacks that can help you make the most of your work day.

1. Create a designated work space

It can be very hard to focus when you are cooking, hanging out, eating, sleeping and working all in the same space. A designated workspace will take your productivity to the next level.  If you don't have an extra room that you can turn into an office,  find a quiet space that you can call your own. Keep your laptop, your planner, and your supplies there. This is your new desk and this is where you work now.  Doing this really helps to keep you focused on the work that needs to be done as opposed to the work needing to be done around the house. Such a simple thing but with a great pay off! 

2. Get ready for the day

I have always found that I am more productive during the day if I get up, shower and get ready for the day.  There is something about wearing my work clothes that helps me feel more productive. I know that if I work wearing my PJs it just doesn't seem to have the same effect. By getting yourself dressed and ready for the day it gets your productive juices flowing, plus you will be ready if there happens to be a surprise zoom meeting that pops up! Moral of this story... Don't work in your PJs. GET DRESSED!

3. Wake up knowing what's on the agenda

Knowing what's on your to-do list is a great way to follow a schedule. If you don't wake up prepared you might sit and stare at your computer for hours, doing things but not really doing anything at all. Don't work aimlessly. Know what you have to get done. Create to-do lists, mark them in order of importance if you need to so you know what you need to do first, second, third, and so on. Try to avoid social media. Social media is the ultimate time sucker and can pull your focus away from what needs to be done. If you can't fully remove yourself from it, set a time block for social media. Once you get your fix, shut it down and get back to business. 

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