How to stay productive while working from home
Working from home has been a trend for many companies due to the continued spread of COVID-19. While it can seem like a simple transition, working from home can be challenging and distracting. Here are some valuable tips for boosting productivity:
1. Dress up for work It is always a good idea to set boundaries between working and living at home by maintaining your regular morning routine. Getting your brain in productivity mode can be difficult if you stay dressed for sleep. Therefore, dressing for the tasks can bring motivation and be handy in case of unexpected video meetings.
2. Set up a schedule and make it work Make sure you set your working hours separate from your personal time and let your manager and the team know when your working hours are. Remember to build in regular breaks to get some fresh air and rest your brain.
3. Create a workplace Create a separate working space at home if possible since it can boost your productivity when working in a designated area. In addition, communicate with everyone in the house and let them know you are off-limits during your scheduled work hours.
4. Pay attention to burn-out Try to focus more on what you achieve instead of how much you work to reduce the feeling of being overworked. Creating work start and end rituals is helpful. For instance, shut down your computer at the end of the day or avoid opening your email or online chat after you decide to sign off.
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