Working From Home: Staying Productive In a Distracting Environment
Home offices are soaring due to Covid-19 and now we conquor the problem of how to transition and how to deal with those inevitable distractions.
Many companies are used to being able to to monitor their employees and their employees are used to having a certain regime to their week that keeps them focused and now are expirencing a new type of reguar.
Working from home is a privilege, but also a major adjustment in how you use your time and how disciplined you are.
Check out a few tips that can help you make the transition easier!
1. Make a daily schedule: Yes, we understand that each day is different but this just means to create windows of time to accomplish certain tasks. For example, from 8AM-10AM do morning tasks such as reply to clients e-mails or phone calls. It doesn't have to be an exact minute-to-minute time schedule but a general time frame window will help your day stay on track so you don't spend time you don't have dragging on certain tasks.
2. Delete social media apps/games off your phone: I know, this is a tough one. Mindless scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for 10 minutes may not seem like a big deal....but in the grand scheme of things, it is a huge deal. Social media scrolling 10 minutes an hour for every hour you work (from 8-5) is an hour and a half of your day that you could spend doing a work related activity such as coming up with new strategies to grow your business. Just delete the temptation off your phone completely and put those apps on a tablet you keep that tablet in another room.
3. Take care of yourself: If you aren't in tip-top shape then it's going to be hard to do the best work you can It's important to take care of your mind and body. On your lunch break instead of running to get greasy fast food try eating a healthy lunch or maybe going for a walk to get some fresh air to get revived for the afternoon. A little bit of stretching or exercise at lunch can help you be not so lethargic after eating so you have enough energy to tackle your afternoon.