Have you started working from home? The initial thought of setting your hours and working from the comfort of your own home sounded like a dream come true. But now you’ve noticed it can be difficult to avoid distraction and stay motivated. Between the mountain of laundry and children needing your help, it can be a real challenge to stay motivated.
Whether you just started working from home or you've been doing it for a long time right now there's always a need to boost productivity. So how do you stay productive with a million distractions? We’ve created a list of 10 ways to keep up productivity while at home.
Sitting for hours on end is not good for your health. It's important to find time to get up and move around the house. Walk to get a glass of water or a cup of coffee.
This might be one of the most difficult tips but really try and avoid starting a Netflix show in the morning.
Plan out your day. Find time to get both your work and any chores done.
That’s right, don’t stay in your pajamas all day. Putting on some fresh clothes will help get you in that working mindset.
Make sure there is a defined line between workspace and non-work space. Avoid working from the couch or your bed.
Take some time to get fresh air. Find time for exercise, whether that's going for a walk or run.
Set your alarm every morning. It's important to stick to a morning work routine, minus the commute.
It’s easy to get caught scrolling through social media, but it’s important to spend minimal time doing so.
Before you go to bed every night, make a to-do list of exactly what you want to accomplish the next day. Some days it might be more than others.
Be mindful of how you hold your neck while working. A constant forward-leaning position increases the risks of future spinal and neck problems.
If you’re stuck on the sofa, binge-watching Netflix shows and scrolling through social media it can be difficult to stay productive. By following some of these tips you have a better shot at getting your tasks done with minimal distractions. It's important to find what works well for you. Remember that some days you might get more things done than others. It takes time to find the right balance when switching from working in an office to working remotely.