Keeping motivated whilst working from home
Posted on March 30th 2020
Working from home can be a challenge at the best of times. With the current situation the world is facing, even more people are having to create a workstation in the comfort of their own home. It can be hard sometimes to stay focused and keep on top of tasks. Below are some of our top tips to help with a productive work schedule if you are working remotely.
- Work space
Ensure the work space you have chosen to set up your desk on is uncluttered, and has room for your computer, keyboard, notebook and any other supplies you may use daily. Having a tidy, clean work space in the office is just as important if working from home, and if possible, try to make your setup away from your bedroom.
To make sure you remain productive and avoid going from project to project without completing one first, you should make a schedule and divide your day up into sections of what task to work on first, before making your way through the list. Prioritising higher importance jobs will help to set the flow of your day, increasing the potential to be more productive than normal.
- Avoid distractions
One of the main problems whilst working from home is being distracted easily. Whether this is having the radio playing, the TV on in the background or being able to see out of the window at passersby, it is easy for your attention to shift and focus on something that isn’t work related. Keeping your phone away from your desk and minimising disrupting sounds can help to remain attentive.
- Keep to your normal working hours
If you are currently working remotely, it is important to not change your hours. If you start work at 9 and finish at 5, keep to this schedule. It can be easy to try and be more flexible and sleep in later than normal, due to not having a commute to work or not being in an office environment. Doing this could jeopardize how productive you will be and could affect your body clock when you return to your normal work environment. Similarly, it is important to not work over your contracted hours. Once you reach the time you usually finish, log off and shut your work space down for the day.
- Take regular breaks
Although you may not have a staff room whilst working from home, it is important to take regular breaks, just like you would at the office. Making a cup of tea or having a bathroom break are all part of the working day, so make sure to keep hydrated and to get up from your work space for a few moments to stretch your legs.
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