Does anyone remember what life was like a week ago? Most of us were traveling back and forth to work like usual. Now, many of us may find ourselves working from home. Going from an office setting to a home setting has many challenges to manage the workday. Ultimately, we strive to be as productive in the home environment as we are in an office environment.
Below are some tips from a few websites that might help you be more productive during the day.
- Create a morning routine
Get ready for the day the same way you would if you were going into the office. It may be tempting to stay in comfortable clothes all day, but in order to be effective and productive, dress for success!
- Keep a dedicated workspace
Many of us may not have a home office. Whether you are using the dining room table or another makeshift area- set up a space to be yours. Don’t use the couch or anywhere that you can’t dedicate as your workspace.
- Schedule breaks
Just like you would at the office, set aside time to get up and move around. Schedule your lunch breaks the same way you would in the office.
- Set rules for family members in your space
This could be a stressful time for your family unit. With social distancing we might be spending more time at home than normal. Communicate with everyone in your household about the situation. For spouses who find themselves working at home with kids, share in the responsibilities of keeping the kids busy and getting your work done.
- Get some fresh air
During this time not many of us are traveling outside of our homes. Get outside! Take some time to go for a walk around the neighborhood, take the dog outside or just go outside and take in some fresh air.
- Stay connected with your colleagues
Maintain communication with your co-workers. For those who are new to working from home, share your experience and lean on each other for support.
- End your day with a routine
Similar to how you would end your workday, stick with an end-of-day routine. For some of us that may be setting up a to-do list for the next day, so you are prepared for the next day or having a call with our team.
- Be positive
During this time it is unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime. Let’s do our best to stay positive and make the very best out of the current situation. For those of us working at home during this time, it is temporary.
For those who want more information on this subject, LinkedIn has some quality content on working from home: