Whether you work with a hybrid model or are remote full time, being productive while working from home is sometimes more challenging than it seems. These tips are designed to help you make your WFH situation more productive.
Create (and Use) a Designated Workspace
If your home office shifts from your bed to your couch to the kitchen counter, you prevent yourself from having consistent productivity. When you create a designated workspace that holds everything you need to get your work done, you will be more likely to whip through your to-do list and have time for additional items on your agenda.
Ditch the Clutter
When your workspace is overrun by files, papers, and other knickknacks, you’re likely not working at your most productive levels. Get rid of the clutter (and keep it away with periodic cleaning) to ensure your brain is also decluttered and you can focus on the tasks at hand.
Keep Your Schedule Regular
Even when your WFH time is flexible, maintaining a consistent work schedule will improve productivity. This means that you should wake up and get ready as you typically would for the office, ensuring you start your day with that same work energy and mentality. Sleeping in or working odd hours can make you groggy and hinder your work performance.
You may be tempted to stay in your pajamas, but getting dressed for your workday is important for WFH success. When you dress as if you are going into an office, you feel and act more professionally, which improves your ability to focus.
Meal prepping is a great way to maximize your work-from-home schedule. When you meal prep, your snacks and lunches are already planned and prepared, so you don’t have to stop any stream of productivity in your schedule. Rather than scrambling to get food together and scarfing it down at your desk, use your lunch break to decompress and enjoy your meal, then return to work full speed ahead.
If you struggle with maintaining a productive work-from-home schedule, these tips can help. Happy working, everyone!