Working From Home? – Make Sure Your Day Is A Productive One

Working from home

Employees who can work remotely may feel happier in their jobs, which can lead to improved productivity too.  However it is often difficult to stay focused on the task at hand whilst at home so make sure your day is a productive one.  

1. Get ready for the day

Just like in an office setting, you have to set yourself up for success when working from home.  Make your work to-do list for the day. You increase your chances of being productive when you set an intention. 

2. Make the most of a shorter commute!

One big advantage of working from home is that you no longer have to deal with a daily commute. Make the most of this time by getting your day off to the best start, whether it be by setting goals or answering emails earlier.  Commuting costs alone can be substantial no longer having to rely on Pret sandwiches for lunch or Costa coffee should help make substantial savings. 

3. Declutter

This will help you stay focused on your workload and remain more aligned with an in-office experience. Avoid positioning yourself near any distractions and choose somewhere spacious enough to accommodate all your paperwork

4. Create a home office ambiance

Add elements that promote a calming or inspiring environment, such as fresh flowers, houseplants, task lighting, candles or beautiful crystals.Adding a touch of your personal style to your home office will make it a space you want to spend time in.

5. Get Out

While working from your sofa can be great most of the time, sometimes you need to break up the day. Take a 10-minute walk around the block to freshen up and to encourage the flow of new ideas. 

6. Shut down

One of the most important aspects of a healthy work-from-home routine is creating boundaries. Log off for the day—and not just from your laptop.  Allow yourself to have downtime to create a work-life balance. Once you’ve wrapped up work for the day you can unwind with some home comforts. The perfect reward for a busy day.

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