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"Work from home”. The only thing we all wanted badly before the year 2020, isn't it? Even though the year 2020 is full of negativity and disappointment but always remember there is something good in every bad thing that happens to us. The very first good thing that 2020 has given is work from home but still, we all are figuring out how to stay productive at home during this pandemic where everything is gloomy and distracting.
It is quite easy to do your office work from home as home is the only place where we feel the most comfortable. But the only problem we all are facing right now is how to stay productive during work from home.
Here are three basic tricks or tips you can use next time doing your office work from home.
Setting up a routine
Every work becomes easier when it is performed systematically. Setting a systematic routine is the very first step for starting the day. We all know two types of people: the one who always procrastinates and the other who performs everything on time. The only difference between these two personalities is their basic routine.
You must have heard a lot of phrases regarding waking up. These phrase are something that every elder person of our family has taught us in the starting years of our lives but it is not necessary to wake up early in the morning.
The time depends solely on the timings of office work hours. If you are performing a night shift in your job then you can set your schedule accordingly. The only thing that matters is how productive you are while performing office and house chores.
Take small breaks after every single Hour
Taking small breaks in long working hours is really beneficial for your mental and physical health. These small breaks work as an energy booster and increase focus level.
A short walk of a few minutes, arranging your desk, a little bit of stretching, a cup of tea or coffee, a glass of water, a call to your family or friends, and so on. Even listening to your favorite music is also a part of taking a small break.
A break can be for anything but always remember the break should be in between 10 to 15 minutes. Always avoid taking long breaks. Because Four small breaks of 5 minutes are more fruitful than a long break of 20 minutes.
So always take a break for a short time span.
Pick a work-friendly ambiance
If you are doing such work that needs proper attention and peace, then you should seek a good ambiance. This is the most important as well as the most difficult task while performing work “from home”.
Due to this pandemic, almost all of us are with our families right now and it is really difficult to manage a workspace, but we can create one accordingly.
It is advised to clean your surroundings and make sure you have all the things that you will need while working. The place should be neat and clean. A clean environment helps in focusing on your work.
That's how you can distance yourself from all the chaos and can perform the work peacefully.
Extra Tips and Tricks
Apart from the above-mentioned tips and tricks, you can also try some from the following:
- Take a quick nap during lunch break. This will help in a fresh start.
- Eat healthy food and seasonal fruits. This will boost the energy level of the body.
- Do a few exercises which can be performed while working. (such as stretching, rolling your neck in each direction for a few seconds, relaxing your muscles, etc.)
- Take help from a planner or make a plan and work accordingly in a given time.
- Don't be so comfortable in bed, else you will be sleepy all day long and hence your work will be affected.
- Start making short notes of your regular activities and analyze where you are lacking. This will help with time management.
- Sound sleep is the key to being productive the next day. So always take a good 6 to 8 hours of sleep.
- Don't forget to meditate regularly.
Working from home is now a familiar term for everyone. In this article, I come up with 3 ways to be more productive while working from home jobs.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Amit Masih
Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 03, 2020:
Nice tips. Good article
Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on December 01, 2020:
Thanks a lot, Preeti!
Preeti Shah from Delhi on December 01, 2020:
Much needed information in today's scenario. Keep up the great work!