June 30, 2021
Three Tips to Stay Productive While Working From Home
It’s been a year since we began working from home and although it was an adjustment at first, working in an office is starting to feel like a foreign concept. As routines changed and new boundaries were set, work from home quickly became the new normal. If you’re starting to feel a bit burnt out from the work from home life, here are three tips to help you stay productive.
- Stick to a routine. This one might be challenging, but your productivity is bound to improve if you maintain a routine. Wake up at the same time everyday and get dressed to start your day. Set specific times that you’ll eat lunch, exercise, or check in on coworkers or friends. Don’t forget to stick to your regular working hours, too. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you need to work all night long. It’s important to separate your work day from your personal life.
- Take regular breaks. Short breaks are the key to staying productive — they’re the perfect way to clear your head and let your mind and body recharge. Go for a walk outside to get some fresh air and even a little exercise, too! Call a friend or play with your pet for 15 or 20 minutes. You’ll feel so much more productive after taking your mind off work for a few minutes.
- Designate a specific workspace. One of the most important things you can do to stay productive is creating a space that’s used solely for work. Working from bed or the couch might sound enticing, but you’ll be much more prone to distractions in spaces that are typically designated for sleep and relaxation. Try to find a spot with a door so that you can close out any distractions and stay on task and work from there daily.