Being Productive When You’re Working From Home

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies around the world had to change the way they work and adapt to the new social distancing rules. 

But according to some researches, the pandemic is making working from home quite challenging. 

If you are working from home it’s important to be productive so here are 5 ways to keep your productivity levels high. 

  1. Set up your own dedicated workspace

Choosing where your workspace is located is possibly the biggest determining factor for productivity. In the most ideal case you will have a separate room where you can be alone and focus on your work, but unfortunately, not everyone have that free space. The best thing you can do is to have a dedicated place or a corner where you can only use for work. Set up a desk or a table for your computer and office supplies. 

  1. Dress as if you’re going to work 

Ok we admit it, one of the best thing about working from home is that we can stay in our PJs all day. While staying in our sweatpants or pajamas might be tempting, this can really kill our productivity. 

Dressing to work from home isn’t necessarily about wearing the same clothes you would to the office. Smart, clean loungewear or smarter casual clothes would be a happy medium.

What you wear and the attitude you have about it affects both the quality of your work and the times it takes to get it done. 

  1. Maintain regular working hours 

When you are away from the office it’s important to set some specific working hours and keep following that routine. The risk of spending too much time in front of the computer is bigger and it’s important to create some time blocks. 

  1. Take regular breaks 

Being productive for a whole day is difficult that’s why it’s important to stretch your body from time to time and get away from the computer for a few minutes. Breathe, grab a cup of tea, go for a short walk or do something relaxing and not work-related, and your brain will recover. 

  1. Don’t forget to eat healthy

There is nothing harder than working from home all day while the refrigerator is only a few inches away. When the world is upside down our bodies often crave high-calorie and high-sugar foods. So how can we maintain a healthy relationship with our food at time when the stress levels are higher? 

Set your eating schedule just as you would for a regular work day. Stick to a consistent time to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.