43% of employees said they worked at home at least some in the past year. With more people working from home, it is important to know how to stay productive while doing so. Continue reading to learn 9 ways to stay productive while working from home.
Working from home is about as amazing as it gets. You are your own boss, and you can do what you want when you want. Who doesn’t love that? I love the days that I work from home and wouldn’t trade it for anything.
One of the biggest things that come with working from home and being your own boss is that you are 100 percent accountable for everything that you do.
It is all you, girl!
While this thought makes me smile from ear to ear, it also reminds me that I need to be on top of my A game.
Staying productive and efficient at home can be tough at times, but these little things that I have started doing have made a world of difference for me.
If you are wondering how you can work from home and still be productive, then look no further than these 9 helpful tips and tricks!
1. Get An Organizer / Planner
Minimize forgetfulness by getting yourself a planner to write down tasks that need to be accomplished each day. Make a habit of writing things down right when you think of them instead of trying to remember.
2. Set An Early Bed Time
You need to treat working from home the same way you would as if you were going into the office. That means going to bed at a certain time and waking up at a certain time. Working from home is a luxury we don’t want to use and abuse.
3. Shut of Social Media
This is one of the biggest distractions out there for anyone, and it can totally eat up your time. By simply logging out of all social media accounts you get rid of a major distraction and allow yourself a break from the chaos that is social media.
4. Have A Designated Work Space
One of the most important things that you need while working from home is a designated workspace. Another thing you need is a fun and exciting workspace. Put up some pictures, decorate it with cute decor, and get yourself a comfy chair. Anything that makes you happy is great when it comes to boosting productivity.
5. Allow Work Breaks
Give yourself 10-15 minute breaks every few hours to stretch your legs and refresh your mind.
6. Have an Away From Home Office
Pack up your things once a week and make a journey to a local coffee shop, bakery, or library. A little bit of human interaction is good for morale and helps with your mental state.
7) Complete Chores On The Weekends
The thought of Chores can actually clutter the mind and cause your productivity levels to drop. Who wants that weighing on them? By completing your chores over the weekend, you are clearing the way to a fulfilling and happy work week.
8) Time To Get Dressed
When you don’t have to go into the office, it is so easy to just throw on some sweats. Did you know that the way you are dressed determines your mood and mindset for the day? When I am dressed in a nice outfit and have some makeup on I feel happy and get a lot more done.
9) Prep Your Meals
Have you ever noticed how much time it takes to cook a meal? Cooking takes a lot of time out of your day when you could be spending it getting work done. All you need is an hour of time on Sundays so that you are able to prep your meals for the week and clear this activity off the table.
There we have it; these 9 tips will help you on your journey to a happy and productive work from home life.
The above post is a guest post by Tessa from My Hint On Life
Tessa works full time and on the side enjoys blogging about life and relationship tips and tricks. In her free time, Tessa enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband.