In today’s article I thought I would share with you my tips for being productive working from home, it can be very challenging to work from home especially when you’re new to it, and there’s so many distractions around like Netflix right over here your couch right here so I’m gonna share with you what works for me. I’ve been working from home for five years now and these are the things that have been most helpful for me :
My first tip for you is to set up a designated workspace in your house, getting a comfortable chair was one of the best things I ever did so I highly recommend doing that but other than that it’s just about setting up a clear workspace with as little distractions as possible, as clean as you can make it is really going to help you, a cluttered workspace often makes me feel really cluttered mentally as well.
My next tip for you is to start your morning by planning out your day so I do this every single morning, I do it in asana which I love so much, get clear about what you’re going to accomplish for the day I like asana because then it’s in checklist format for me and I can come in here and I can check things off as I go.
So one of my biggest productivity tricks is I will give myself a time limit to accomplish a task, so for example for the first item on my to-do list I’ll say this has to be done by 10:00 a.m. and then I’ll keep checking here at the top of my computer and it keeps me on track and focused knowing that I have to get something done by that time, I really believe in that law that says that our work expands to the time that we give it, so I think it’s really important when you’re working from home and when you’re working by yourself that you give yourself deadlines like that.
Next it’s to take a lot of breaks and go outside for a walk it’s really easy to get cooped up inside all day long so definitely get outside and get some fresh air and clear your mind social distancing of there’s.
My next tip for you is to have a few things that you associate with productivity, for me that is coffee so any time I’m feeling unproductive and like I’m not getting anything done I’ll come and I’ll make myself a fresh cup of coffee and it makes all the difference so for you this could be coffee tea it could be something totally different but something that you associate with getting productive.