In the midst of the Nobel Corona Virus, we are all looking for ways to work from home. Either you are in lockdown or not, people are encouraged to stay at home. Working from home has now become the new normal as the Coronavirus is going to be here for a while. And even when the pandemic is over, it seems like the remote-based job is going to be encouraged. Google has requested its employee to work from home until 2021. And so are many other companies.
It’s high time that we learn to adopt working from home. How? There are some Life-saving Tips for people who are working from home
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Designate a Space
Your mind and your body will be sluggish until you let your pillow go. If you are not fully disconnected from home-life, your work productivity will suffer. You can get a separate room (or at-least a separate place in your room) for a home office. It might just be a corner that separates you from home life. Try making the place comfortable, bright, and peaceful. Being in the workspace turns you “on” at the start of the day and flips “off” when the day ends.
Let me start by saying that this tip work perfectly for me. Morning is the time when my creativity is at the peak. But when you are at home, the transition from your bed to your computer can be more jarring. But believe me when I say that diving in your work as soon as you wake-up keeps you productive and also gives you a head start. Don’t let your morning sluggishness take away your motivation. Also, if you start the project in the morning, you will be free for the evening.
Actually, setting working hours and making daily routine is quite an idea.
Maintain Personal Health
While working from home, your personal and mental health has more impact than you think. Actions such as regular exercise and stretching keep the blood flowing. You might also start practicing meditation to build your focus. Besides, a healthy diet and drinking a lot of water will also keep your body active.
Invest in Technology
Sometimes, getting a home-office feels like starting a new business. You might have to increase the strength of your Wi-Fi or get a new desktop, laptop, and tablet. A high-performance router saves you from technology hassles and frustration. Common network and electricity issues slows you down. You might also need to buy some new hardware or software for the start. But once you are well-established, working from home is quite easy.
Other Useful Tips
These are the common, yet very important tips for working from home:
- Make a to-do list before you get to your bed
- Give yourself multiple short breaks
- Listing to the calm music
- Separate family time and work time
- Stay off social media while working
- Visit outside world whenever possible
Working from home also means a new lifestyle, a new routine, and new habits. Sometimes, you just forget to keep your personal life away from work life, and sometimes you just find the process in-effective. But, since there’s no other alternative, let’s build a habit of working from home.