Due to the global outbreak of coronavirus, most of the world is under lockdown and people are being asked to stay home as much as possible. The companies have adapted a new trend and encouraging their employees to work from home for an indefinite amount of time. Working from home has essentially become the new normal.
Of Course in the beginning most of you enjoy this new work lifestyle, but as time passes we come to realize that working from home is not always a boon but can become a bane as well.
If you are new to the work from home culture, either because of coronavirus or because you have managed to find a remote job, you will need to adjust some of your routines and practices to make working from home a success.
How can I maximize my productivity when working from home?
A Great but unanswered question to many, Right?
I think the answer would change, person to person, based on their unique habits. However, there are a few basic tips that I think one can apply, no matter what your habits are.
1. Create & Maintain a Morning Routine
When working from home, it’s easy to become very relaxed. Mostly due to the fact that your schedule is far less hectic. The negative side effect of this would be that you lose your daily morning routine and act more randomly. Which would have a significant negative impact on your productivity. Come up with a routine that marks the beginning and end of the workday. These actions will cause your mind to get in the right frame that will signal your brain to call it a day. You will gradually develop a habit of doing certain things at a specific time which will prove your work to be effective and efficient.
2. Plan Everything
Ideally your next day plan should be ready by a night before. If you are not super organized already, let’s start now. Planning is very important, no matter where you are working from. You should have clear goals and how to reach them. You can use apps to add and track your plans. Set alert notifications so you do not miss anyt