Working from Home Ideas for Smart Achievers
How to ensure you stay motivated and productive outside a traditional office. Great working from home ideas.
Working from home is great, but knowing how to be productive is very important. You have to be intentional about how you use your time, what you do on your social media handles.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, making workers lost their jobs due to the outbreak of infectious disease.
A lot of people were forced to start working from home. Working from home is the new normal.
Working from home lifestyle can bring a sense of freedom, but it’s way too easy to get distracted and lose your motivation, resulting in low productivity.
I know how you feel because I also do work at home. As a blogger, you want to stay on top of trending topics/news. So getting distracted is something you want to avoid.
This post will outline 6 ways to ensure you stay focused while working from home – and still enjoy the perks that come with it!
- Be intentional
Ask yourself some crucial questions. Is working from home the right choice for you? Do you get distracted easily or need other humans to keep you motivated and engaged?
You need to be intentional and honest with yourself. Because working from home is not a wise option for some.
- Have a list
Lists may seem a little old school. But having a to-do list helps to keep track and also help you stay focused while working from home, also provide you with a starting point at the beginning of each day.
It’s best to write your to-do list right before you end work for the day before going to bed. The next day, you would be more focused because you’ve already identified your tasks and goals for that day.
This helps me a lot. The list will serve as a daily reminder of what has to get done.
- Structure Your Day
Know the time you are most productive and focused. You might be the type that is more productive immediately you wake up, or during the day. Or maybe you are like me who is more productive while everyone is asleep(middle of the night).
Then establish your work hours around those times. This is important to style working from home. Let your colleagues and family members know that even though you are at home, you don’t have time for an unnecessary chat. That why I turn off all notifications while working.
- Limit your time on social media
This can be really tasking because It’s easy to get distracted by the constant inflow of breaking news notifications.
Nowadays, it seems like something new is happening every few minutes. Checking your phone for what trending can divide your attention. Making you less productive.
To avoid these pitfalls, you might need to set a timer on Your Phone. Apps like action dash can be of help.
- Have an accountability partner
We are not meant to do everything on our own, especially when it comes to business. If you can find someone to hold you accountable for your lofty goals, you can achieve those targets much more quickly.
An accountability partner is your right-hand supporter who will stand by your side through your ups and downs.
- Be determined, Have fun
After taking all these points listed above. It’s very important you are determined to do whatever it takes to stay focused while working at home. PC Mag in a similar post suggest more ways such as maintaining regular hours, setting ground rules that will guide and regulate activities within your home office space.
Also, don’t forget to have fun.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.