Gone are the days when one had to wake up early in the morning to head to their offices. Now, we no longer have to go through such hassles to work. Thanks to the adoption of the working from home model (though brought on by unfortunate events), it only takes us minutes to reach our workstations and get on with our official duties.
2020 was the year when everything changed. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus turned the world upside down. With outdoors and gatherings being largely restricted, the safest bet for one’s safety now is staying indoors and isolated. Enter remote working.
Studies have shown that those who work from home once a month or more are more likely to be happy and productive by 24% and that 86% if people prefer to work alone in order to be more productive.
Yes, working from home has its advantages. But with the good also comes the bad. Not everyone can be productive when they work from home because distractions can come from anywhere at any time.
If you are among those who lack productivity when working from home, this article is just for you. Here are few tips on how to increase productivity when working from home.
Follow a Daily Schedule:
Working from home can be relaxing, as it should be. However, you need to avoid being too relaxed to the point that you don’t have a normal routine. Do not just go with the flow. Set a daily schedule as you would any other typical day when you had to go to your office. From the time you wake up to the time you are done with your work in the evening, set a daily schedule that will keep you grounded. Keeping schedules brings discipline, which further allows you to be more focused and productive.
Stick to normal Working Hours:
Ensure that you follow the same working hours followed in your office. From starting time to lunch break to the time you are done for the day, follow the same working hours daily, for instance, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consistency allows one to get used to a certain routine and boosts one’s productivity.
Keep a proper Work-Life Balance:
Try to put separate time apart for your work and personal life. Do not allow distractions to sway you away from your work and at the same time, do not overwork to the point that you experience burnout. Having a balanced work-life routine will help you in avoiding unnecessary stress, which could otherwise hamper your productivity
Have a proper Workstation:
In order to be more focused without distractions, you need to find a corner in a room that locks from the inside. You will need an area where you will be able to get good network connection. Working from your bed or a sofa will only make you feel more lazy and decrease your productivity
Dress for the part:
Although you may not be able to go to your office to work, you still need to dress appropriately. Why? Wearing professional attire makes you feel important, which boosts your confidence. Confidence, in turn, increases your work rate and productivity. So, you need to play the part of a successful working professional and dress accordingly.
We hope the above mentioned tips.help you in increasing your efficiency while working from home.
We will leave you here with our best wishes.