Most of us like to work from home because we feel more productive. But there is a catch, working from home has it’s own disadvantages. There are 10 steps to be more productive when working from home.
10. Get dressed
I know that the pajamas, but getting dressed helps a lot because you trick yourself on thinking that you are at work.
09. Walk to work
Walk a few minutes around the block in the morning. A little exercise didn’t killed anyone.
08. Take Breaks
Take breaks just like you would at work. You can take mini exercise breaks but be carefull, don’t take to many or to long breaks.
07. Have the right tools
You should have a good internet connection, a VPN is absolutely necessary and a conferencing tool.
06. Keep family or friends from disturbing you
No need to explain this one. It’s hard to do your job when someone is disturbing you every few seconds.
05. Block all disturbances
Don’t watch TV, don’t listen to radio, don’t look all day at cat GIFS.
04. Create a work enviroment
Use a desk in a quiet room where you can concentrate and where you can avoid disturbances. Also having he right lighting and desk setup helps.
03. Use your work PC
Being connected to your work help a lot because you can take a short walk to the coffee shop, take a coffee and work a half an hour from there.
02. Stop working
Respect the working hours and don’t do overtime from home. Just relax and enjoy.
01. Create a routine
I found that creating a routine helped me do more work related stuff just by being methodical.
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