Working from home can be a reward when you wake up and realize it is raining real hard outside. However, you can get bored and distracted sometimes while working from home. So, do you need some tips for home working? Let’s scroll down!
Get ready for work at YOUR USUAL TIME
Your commute will definitely be shorter but it’s good to get up, get ready and have your first meal of the day at your regular time. This gives structure to your working week.
FACT: Since 2005, remote works has grown 159 percent in the US, not including the Covid-19 period (based on a special analysis of U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Global Workplace Analytics)
Listening to music is fine but turn off your TV and radio (you may also want to turn off phone notification). Instrumental music is highly recommended. This will prevent annoying distractions and help you stay “in the working zone”
FACT: A study published by science journal Elsevier showed noise is an “ambient stressor” in relation to job satisfaction.
Working from home can put a barrier between you and colleagues/employees so make an effort to connect by praising great work.
FACT: Being specific with feedback beyond “well done” is beneficial as it shows you’ve appreciated a piece of work in detail.
Take a BREAK
When you’re free from distracts you can focus, but to avoid burnout and remain consistent, take breaks throughout the day is necessary.
FACT: No breaks can lead to headaches and blurriness known as “computer vision syndrome.” Resting your eyes for 15 minutes every 2 hours is a proper strategy.
Do a little EXTRA when you can
Some people find that they are more productive at home because they work longer hours. Try to be FLEXIBLE with your time
FACT: An ACAS study found 48% of people increased their working hours when homeworking.
Remember this: Plan tasks you’re going to do for a day in advance or give yourself a set goal each day.
FACT: Morning is great for structuring your day. “Your morning often sets the tone and your attitude for the day,” said workplace expert Lynn Taylor.
Avoid too much CAFFEINE
Coffee is good, but too much coffee can be bad. Try not to drink too much caffeine. This can reduce concentration and make it harder to be productive
FACT: Too much coffee can lead to dehydration, decreased concentration and increased stress.
Shut the DOOR
Yes, you heard it right. Designate a specific part of your house to work during hours and let everyone know you don’t want to be disrupted.
FACT: The average attention span is dropping, from 12 seconds to 8 seconds and still counting down.