Working remotely has become the number one form of working. A lot of workers now prefer working from home than going to their workstations daily and with the covid-19 pandemic that has plagued countries worldwide, staying home is not an option but a must to stay safe from spreading the virus.
To ensure productivity some workers cut down their leisure time and others seem not to stay sane enough to turn on work mode. Nevertheless, there are various approaches to time management while working from home to organize playtime and work time. Here are 3 effective ways on how to manage distraction while working from home
1. Set up an office space in your home
Setting up office space within the home can help improve the efficiency of working smoothly without distractions. Being within your home subconsciously causes one to feel relaxed and want to stay that way all day long, as should a home feel.
Nevertheless, it can be detrimental to your work time because it could influence you lazing around and ending up getting your work half done or not done at all. Setting up an office space with all you need to work can help turn on your work mode.
Choose a space that is away from distractions and get your desk and chair. Plugin your laptop and other devices you use and work your way through the day’s to-do assignments. The setup space could help create a professional feel which could get you set on work mode.
2. Stick to your morning routine
Shower, exercise, clean up the house, eat breakfast and drink a cup of brewed coffee amongst others before you work. Maintaining your daily morning routine could help keep you geared up for the day’s work, and a more relaxed mind to settle down and work.
Picking up your laptop to work in your pajamas could make a bad start to the day. You could start work and forget to take a break, making you feel more stressed and mentally drained at the end of the day. Relax and stick to your morning routine to make the best out of working from home.
3. Set a timer
The use of timers for routines serves as an effective way to get assignments done in the right order. Drawing out a schedule is one way of being organized but setting timers for reminding purposes can possibly serve as a better option.
You can set a timer for all scheduled assignments for the day using your phone or make use of an app to remind you of when to start work and when to stand up to take a break. Putting a set time to every task helps to keep one committed and more organized. It can be difficult having to juggle various tasks from work and in the home without losing track of time.
But setting a timely reminder for each of those tasks could help make completing them faster and staying sane while at it.
One could set a 50-minute timer for each of the tasks you plan to do and easily dedicate your time to that task without distractions because all other tasks have been laid out and planned out. The probability of skipping a particular task, not having leisure time, or leaving a task uncompleted is slim because there is a timer set to keep you on track.
Working from home can either be a disaster or bliss to a worker, which solely depends on the methods followed. Knowledge of Time management is important for productivity.