The global COVID-19 pandemic has become the talk of the town. There’s always a lot of stress around how to stop the deadly disease from spreading further. Amidst all this negativity and stress, the last thing you want to worry about is how to zoom call your employee. Most importantly, how do you carry out your routine work from home without compromising on the quality?
You must have an image of watching Netflix all day, being in your PJs, and resting 24/7 when you get to work from the comfort of your home? Do you think it is going to be this comfortable and easy? As much as interesting and convenient the idea of working from home sounds, know that it is super challenging to execute your work while having all your family members around. But worry not! Here we’ve come up with some easy and effective ways to stay productive while working from home. Let’s have a look:
De-clutter Your Home
When you have your household stuff around your living room or a little office space at home, it becomes difficult to not get distracted. The atmosphere at home matters a lot. If you have clutter all around, there’s a good chance it will distract your mind. So, the first tip is to create a clutter-free zone.
Create an Office Ambiance
You can’t just throw away all your home stuff out and ask your family members to stay in their rooms while you are working. But, there are still some easy tips for creating an office ambiance at home. For instance, you could install a table and a comfortable chair in a corner and let in the natural lights and fresh air for concentration.
It is perfectly fine if you’d like to create a professional cum cozy ambiance. As long as it doesn’t distract you or divert your focus, you are good to go!
Take Short Breaks
Nothing feels better than working from your couch while sipping the delicious coffee. But, working for too long isn’t good for your physical or mental health. Consider taking a quick 20-minute walk in your veranda to freshen up.
You could also practice meditation or some easy exercises. Alternatively, you can read a book or listen to some soothing music to calm your mind and encourage the flow of fresh thoughts An ideal break for work-from-home people last for 20-30 minutes. Try to take breaks every 2 hours
Try Not to Work in Bed
Most people get their laptops and project materials in bed and start working soon after having their morning coffee. People often feel drowsy in bed. Don’t you think it’s important to freshen up and fill your body with energy to get started with the routine work?
Experts suggest work-from-home people should search for a calm and silent place for work. Try not to convert your bedroom into your office space.
Likewise, avoid distracting places. Try not to work with the TV on. That will hardly keep you focused. In fact, there is a chance you will end up watching your favorite web series.
Set Boundaries with Your Family While Working
It is challenging for people to work from home with friends, roomies, parents, kids, and other loved ones. Ask your family members to not disturb you during work hours. You could put a ‘Do Not Disturb’ board if needed.