While working from home sounds fantastic, it can be very hard to stay productive. From having to deal with endless amount of distractions to remaining self-motivated, it takes a lot of discipline to remain effective.
Here are some great work from home tips to help you become more productive and achieve more:
Start and plan your day early
Being productive involves preparation and planning. Kickstart your body into thinking early enough so you have time to get your work done. Map out you day the evening before or the morning so you can focus on your priorities without going off track.
Pretend you are going into the office
Get ready and act like you are going to an office. Otherwise, you might end up in bed again. This will put you in a different mindset. An experiment carried out by A life of productivity showed that what you wear has a huge impact on how you feel about yourself and how productive you turn out.
Have a Dedicated Workspace
We talked about this in our “Setting Up Your Home Office” post where we stated that you should carve out your workspace away from your personal space so you can maintain your privacy and avoid distractions. This will allow you to be more effective and get more work done. Refer to this link to read more on how to set up a home office.
It’s okay for you to take a break. Breaks are needed to boost productivity. This will help to keep you refreshed and refocus on new challenges. Don’t make the mistake that working 100% of the time will enable you produce more, no it will only drain you. Maintain a boundary between you work and personal life and do not allow you work life take over your personal life.
Get the Right Tools
Part of what allows working from home easier and common is the availability of tools and apps to connect people and help get work done faster. Invest in the right tools to help remove distance as a barrier and keep you connected to your clients.
Working from home is different for everyone. What is most important is you understand yourself and what works for you so you can then apply it to remain productive.