Working from home, though not preferred by most, is our “new normal” for the time being and with all of the physical distractions of having to care for kids or loved ones, and the mental distractions of dealing with this time of uncertainty, it’s hard to maintain a good level of productivity. So we thought it would be helpful to share a few work from home tips you may want to implement to help you feel more in control of these disruptions.
1. Choose a good location
Try to find yourself a dedicated and comfortable spot to work that you can associate with your job and leave when you’re off the clock — that means get off the couch, and definitely out of bed.
2. Re-purpose your commute
A major perk of working from home is ditching the commute. Use this time in the morning for a workout, self-renewal, or family time. Many fitness instructors are offering virtual sessions.
3. Show your face
When possible, use video over the standard conference call to help create more interactions and avoid loneliness. Checkout video conferencing resources such as Zoom, BlueJeans, Skype, or Lifesize.
4. Stay Organized
Every morning, create a list of what you will complete by the end of the day. If it’s helpful, scribble these down the night before so you can dive straight into work in the morning.
If you don’t have a physical notepad handy, WE LOVE the “Google Keep” in G Suite. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio.
5. Bring The Outdoors In
If you do not have any greens in your designated work from home location, consider adding some indoor plants to create a more inviting and creative space. Plus, they make your home’s air healthier! Check out the link here for some ways to freshen up your home décor with a touch of green.
Those are our 5 tips. Stay healthy and safe!