As technology develops, many industries recruit employees to work remotely. For these team members, the remote-work is kind of a lifestyle.
Due to the pandemic, this practice became a new normal for many other businesses that would not consider it before. All executives that could have done the transition successfully – did it a long ago.
But working remotely during a pandemic is different than before. The psychological pressure and the unforeseen changes that occur make it a lot more complicated.
Given all this consideration, we summarized the most essential tips to make your work from home more productive and you more organized and relaxed.
When you worked from the office, you had a routine and a working schedule, including breaks. This was maybe easier to maintain because it is always the same for the whole team. With the transition to working from home, many people find it challenging to define their own schedules. Indeed, more importantly, to keep it in play.
Every high-organized individual knows that productivity is the key to success! Write everything down, create a list of everything you want to do in your day. Keeping time for work and personal activities is the best approach to finding a balance in your life.
At work, we recommend that you plan ahead. A draft for your month and a more precise weekly schedule can do miracles. This is good for your productivity as well as for your well-being.
When you have this in front of you, it would be a lot easier to organize your time and keep to it!
Many tools can help you with planning. Here are some!
Have you heard that many successful people make it a habit to wake up before 6 in the morning? They find this part of the day the best to focus on themselves, their exercise and use it to clear their minds before the world wakes up and starts rushing.
We don’t say that everyone needs to be a morning person, but it is a great habit to establish a morning routine. Wake up in time to take a shower, have breakfast, and drink your coffee or tea in peace.
Even though we would all love to have rooms dedicated to home offices, that is rarely the case. However, we must adapt our home to the new normal and create a space just for ourselves.
A place for your desk and work computer in the living room or the bedroom is sometimes just enough! For this purpose, many companies decided to borrow office equipment to their team members. This includes the office ergonomic chairs, monitors, sometimes even the desks. Contact your managers!
Working from home can get very hard and complicated if you have kids and people you need to take care of during this crisis.
Talk to your manager. Make a plan with your family.
Allow yourself to ask for help from your coworker, partner, or your roommate.
Give yourselves permission to focus on work during the working hours. Don’t put additional pressure on the already challenging situation. You don’t have to do more around the house just because you spend more time at home.
Now more than ever, you need to keep your team members in the loop for everything. Don’t be shy and even overshare when you need it.
Ask the status of a task, share your progress, write more emails, and use the communication channels in your company more.
The conference calls and team coordination meetings will also need to get more regular. Suggest one when needed!
Remember to take the same breaks you did when you worked from the office. Skipping your lunch will not give you extra points, and it is terrible for your health. To stay focused, you need to be rested, don’t forget that!
Some tools can help you with this topic and even keep you away from distractions. Here is a suggestion!
This may sound like a cliche, but keeping a positive attitude can help you out a lot in these dire times we live in.
Make the most of your time working from home. With a good internet connection, you can work from almost everywhere, your mountain cabin, a different city, or your parent’s house.
We all spend most of our time home these days, and we need to keep ourselves active. Even if you were not into sports before, try out some athletic activities. This is good for your well-being as well as for your overall health.
We suggest that you do it as a part of your morning routine, so it will get you energized for the day ahead!
We already mentioned that keeping a balance between work and personal life is vital during working from home period. Be productive at work, get your tasks done on time, and get up from your office chair after working hours.
Pick up where you left off with a hobby, learn something new, or just spend more quality time with your family.
Working from home can be a great experience!