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Working from home offers you a great deal of flexibility. This luxury can turn out to be a missed opportunity if you are not able to plan in a decisive manner. In order to ensure an increase in productivity when you are working from home it is important that you get your basics right.
Here are some tips that can ensure the right amount of productivity and also ensure the luxury.
1.Getting Ready for Work:
What would you like to wear when working from home? Obviously, you will go for something that is comfortable, probably your pyjamas. When working from home most people do not want to take the trouble of dressing up. This is not right. You need to make sure that you dress up how you normally do so that you feel motivated to work from home.
- Choosing a Proper Home Office:
The comfort of working from home is un-doubtly, unmatchable. But you need to remember that working from a couch or even your bed might bring down the level of productivity. Most of the time, you will be tempted to sleep or lie down. A small change you require. Make sure you work from a setting which is similar to an office setting. This might be your study table.
Choose any corner of your room with proper lighting and place your system on a table in this corner. This gives the feeling of sitting in your office.
- Concentrate on Technology:
Working on a system which is not updated or slow does get frustrating. Before you start this work from home make sure you have an up-dated system that does not hang or goes slow when you are working.
It is definitely embarrassing when you are attending an important meeting and the internet goes. To put its short, make sure you pay for a good internet connectivity.
- Consistent Working Hours:
Most often we lose our sense of time when we work from home. This is unhealthy. It is important to ensure you keep a strict schedule even when you are working from home. There is no harm done if you are workaholic within the working hours, but unhealthy otherwise.
- Eat and Sleep Healthy:
Agreed, that these are difficult times and most of us do not know how to handle this. You need to be extra careful and concentrate on your health totally so that you can be productive to the maximum. Eat a well-balanced diet and ensure you get all the nutrients from the food. Sleeping on time for the required 7 to 8 hours is equally important. Remember, you can work well only if you are healthy.
Finally, prepare a to-do list so that you plan the time you spend at home is not only productive but also healthy and fun. It is important to keep a track of how you spend your time at home. Ensure you include a routine that includes exercising. You cannot complete your day without a work out.