2020 and 2021 are the years that the new coronavirus pandemic has strongly marked. One of the things that we had to change almost immediately was working; in most cases, we have tried to seek remote work or telework. That became a new challenge for employers and workers. Since the new coronavirus pandemic began, millions of people have had to adapt to working from home. Here are some keys to keep your balance if you work from home. And if you haven’t yet read the first and second parts of this article, do it now for more amazing productivity tips!
Organize Your Time
Now comes a complex part. It is not easy to always organize your time well, but some techniques can help you. I tell you that if you put yourself in your workspace, even if you have a defined routine, you will not be productive if you have not planned your time. You will go blind, groping, doing what you feel like doing the most or what is more bearable at that moment. Planning is essential to make the most of your time. That way, the day before, you can organize all the tasks you have to do to get everything done. Having it clear before starting brings a lot of light. I assure you that this is one of the critical parts to be productive because by dedicating a little of your time the day before to planning, you save hours. Daily planning is impossible without having precise all the tasks at a global level; that is to say, you have to have your projects in view weekly to define how you will manage them day by day. It will help you to be more relaxed, calm, and focused. In the morning, you will only have to stick to the established plan without the stress of being red-handed, thinking about everything that needs to be done and how to do it.
Take Advantage of the Downtime and Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Controlled Pause!
A significant part of being home is that there will be fewer interruptions from the team, less time wasted in the hallways or even at lunchtime. In addition, between meetings or while waiting for an email, you can and should optimize your work and your time. Do you know all the tasks that you have behind? That’s a great time to update them. On the other hand, you are at home. If you have to take a 10-minute break because you have a creativity block, you can go to pick up the dishwasher – as long as you keep an eye on the clock and your mobile phone – set the alarm so as not to get lost in time. Working in remote work will show you how it is possible to take advantage of time. Don’t be afraid to use it your best. We found a good suggestion in our search: why not put a desk cycle under your desk and exercise while replying to emails?
Behave Like You Are at Work Because You Really Are
Do not work in pyjamas and less from bed. According to the social network, you can take some time to start your day; taking off your nightwear and having a coffee are good ideas. But above all, take some time to organize a space at home that works as your office. If you cannot allocate a room, at least one corner of the room or your room can be ideal for placing a small table, light, and a preferably ergonomic chair (remember that you will be between 4 and 8 hours there working).
Remember That You Belong to a Team
Even at home, you should be attentive to the internal communication networks or work platforms adopted to know what is happening in the team and the company. Nobody will give you a break because you are far away: they expect you to be aware of everything. Knowing that you will be teleworking facilitates the articulation with you: publish your schedule in the work tool you use, and include, in addition to the tasks, the time you have available to meet or at what time you will check your email. Facilitate the articulation of others with you. You are working alone at home, but you belong to a team. Stay close to it!