Many of us are experiencing the current struggles of working from home and being productive. Here are our top 5 tips for being productive while working from home. Let us know any other tips you’ve found useful in the comments below!
1. Get ready for the day
This tip is the hardest to do, but the most worth it in the end. Working from home can feel less productive especially when you’re working in your pajamas and still need to brush your hair and teeth. Take the time to get yourself ready each day so that you can feel put together and ready to take on the day!
2. Have a designated workspace
Designating an area for your workspace is crucial for being productive when working from home. Don’t work from your bed or in front of the TV. Set up a chair, even if it has to be at your dining room table, and designate that space for your work. When you’re taking breaks or done with work for the day, leave that area and don’t return until it’s time to get back to work.
3. Don’t be afraid to take small breaks
Schedule breaks throughout the day. It can be hard working from home because there are more distractions. Set timers for when you should get up and walk around or take a small break. This will not only give you time to refresh and relax, but can also increase your productivity.
4. Limit mindless snacking
One of the hardest parts about working from home is that your fridge and pantry are so close and accessible. This causes the desire to constantly eat and snack. This constant snacking can also ruin your meals because you won’t feel hungry at the right times and might find yourself hungry at 9pm. (guilty) If you are feeling like you need an afternoon pick-me-up, give our Energy product a try! It is a great soda replacement and gives you a boost in energy and vitamins!
5. Find a healthy work and life balance
When working from home, it can be hard to know when to step away from the computer and call it a day. It can be hard because you aren’t leaving or driving anywhere to signify the end of the work day.