22:13 PM

6 tips for staying productive while working from home

Working from home can sometimes blur the boundaries between someone’s personal and professional life. It’s important to consider ways in which you can stay productive in your work, but stay sensible at the same time. 

  1. Have a dedicated work location set up. 

    Having a dedicated work station is key. It can be tempting to work from your bed, but it’s very important to set boundaries when it comes to working from home.
  2. Create structure in your day.

    Establishing routine and structure while working from home is key to staying productive. It can be tempting to roll straight out of bed and start checking work emails, but creating a schedule will keep you on track and keep you focused. Set an alarm, take a shower, eat breakfast, and create regular working hours in the day. 
  3. Dress up for the day.

    Tagging along with tip #2 from up above, it is important to dress up for the day. Now, this doesn’t mean you need to put on a suit and tie, but it does mean that you shouldn’t be working in your pajamas all day. The art of getting dressed up is powerful, and can help keep you motivated and productive throughout the day.
  4. Give yourself proper breaks in the day.

    It’s important to take breaks in the day, whether that is to grab a quick snack, drink of water, or a quick mid-day workout. If you are the type of person that finds it hard to remember to break, try setting an alarm every hour that will remind you to get up and do some type of movement.
  5. Check-in with someone daily.

    Working from home can feel isolating sometimes. It’s important to stay connected to loved ones and this goes a long way when it comes to taking care of mental health. Making those human connections daily is key.
  6. Know when to stop.

    Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to know when to stop. Don’t work late into the night. Try and set established times when you are going to work and as soon as that time passes, log off. Work-life balance is even more important now since your work is now home with you all day.