If you’re new to the work-from-home lifestyle, because of a pandemic or because you have a remote-based job, you’ll need to change some of your habits and routines to make working from home a success.
You don’t need a high-tech office to work at home. The new model laptop and 3 screens won’t lead to maximum productivity. As long as you have the equipment you need to do your job and a dedicated space to work, you are ready to go!
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Make sure you have a comfortable space where you can concentrate for a few hours.
Feel free to move around. Changing location can help and increase your creativity and offer a new, fresh, perspective.
There are benefits to working from home. Your colleagues can’t disturb you anymore, the phone isn’t going to ring with a client or customer needing assistance. Your boss cannot check you all the time. You are calm and happy.
You have fewer meetings taking up your day. You may think there are fewer distractions when you are not in the office.
But the lack of social interaction can also have the opposite effect. Here are some tips to boost your productivity.
- Plan Your Meals. Don’t waste time wondering what to have for breakfast or lunch. Plan your meals and prepare lunch the day prior so you don’t disrupt too much of your day.
- Go for a walk. Get out of the house and get some fresh air. A 30-minute walk around the local area can boost your mindset and get you back in the zone. Fresh and ready for work.
- Talk with a friend or colleague. Too much isolation can affect your mood negatively so check in with friends and colleagues. Reconnecting can give you a much-needed boost. Attention! don’t talk for hours – you need to work, not to talk!
- Avoid Social Media. You can use a social media blocking tool during work hours to minimize distractions. It can be tempting to take a scroll through your channels but social media isn’t always helpful for your mindset.
Mental and Physical Health
Anxiety fears and stress can ruin your health. You can make a few small changes to increase your motivation and inspire productivity.
Be more sociable with clients and colleagues. Talk to them and help them. They need your help.
Don’t feel pressured to maintain the old work lifestyle. Work into the night if you need. Work more hours if you feel great. Work more flexibly to accommodate the ‘new normal’.
What About The Old Office Work?
With the new normal people are learning new ways to work at home.
Stats show that after the first lockdown only a few people (1/4) felt emotionally ready to go back to their old life in the office. Some companies are encouraging employees to go back to the office and some companies are liking more remote work.
Let’s see the pros and cons
Save money on transport
No office rent
More time with family
Higher home energy bills
Same scenery every day
Work-life gets muddled
The last year has raised conversations about flexible working and working from home. Everyone who works remotely has to figure out when to work, where to work, and how to create boundaries between work and personal life.
Figure out what works best for you. Sometimes you might need some inspiration from other people who work from home. A supportive community of remote employees does exist, whether you find them in your organization’s Slack channel or online through blogs or Twitter.