Working and studying from home can be hard as there are many distractions that make it easy to get off track; however, there are a few tips that you can use to increase your productivity.
- Set a schedule
In order to avoid falling into the temptation of turning the TV on and watching Netflix or sleeping in, you must set a daily routine and follow it. It is important to wake up at the same time every day, get dressed as if you were going to work or school, set specific time to start and end your designated work or study session, and respect your lunch time and breaks.
- Create your own office at home
It doesn’t mean that you must have a space to be used exclusively as an office but you should designate a place at home that makes you feel comfortable and helps you not to get distracted easily.
- Let your family and friends know that you are not available.
Working and studying from home doesn’t mean you are available as if you it was the weekend or outside of your office or school hours. Let your family and friends know your work and study hours so they know they can contact you once you are done.
- Take short breaks
Sitting in front of your computer or your books uninterruptedly for prolonged hours can decrease your level of concentration. Try to stand up from your working space every hour to walk around the house, drink water or have a snack.
- Change your workplace if you feel alone
If you feel alone working by yourself, try to be in a place where your family or friends are.
- Keep your house clean and organized.
An organized place can help you increase your level of concentration and therefore your productivity. Try to keep your work place as neat as possible during the week so you focus on work and avoid wasting time tidying it up.
- Finish your workday
It is also easy to lose track of time and keep working hard but do not work more hours than you should. When you are done with the work of the day, stop working and do something else to relax and prepare for the next day.
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