Why Aren’t You Working?

More people than ever are finding themselves working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sure, you get to stay home, but you may find it can be difficult to focus on actually working.

There are so many new challenges.

With the schools closed what if you have children at home?

How can you keep from getting distracted?

What if someone phones and interrupts you?

Staying productive at home requires a little extra effort.

Begin your day as if you are going to the office. Sticking to a regular routine such as getting up early, taking a shower and getting dressed as if heading to the office is important.

Create a specific area in your home to work. Setting up a space will help keep you in the right frame of mind.

Bryan Robinson 9 Tips To Be Productive When Working At Home During COVID-19 shares suggestions:

Have a space that you designate as your workstation … Make your space a stress-free zone of quiet and solitude where you can concentrate. 

Simply getting started first thing in the morning can be the key. Once you begin working you will find yourself on a roll.

Be clear about your work hours. It’s very important for family to realize although you’re home, you are at work. They need to understand they must respect your space during work hours. One thing that works is not answering personal calls during work hours. After all, if you were at the office you wouldn’t be taking that call!

Bryan Robinson 9 Tips To Be Productive When Working At Home During COVID-19 advises:

Sometimes well-intended friends, family members and neighbors think working at home is different. Interruptions and drop-ins can cause you to lose your focus, procrastinate or get behind on a deadline. It’s important to prevent intrusions into your work space by informing others that although the location of your job has changed, it is no different from any other profession requiring privacy and concentration.

Keep yourself to a schedule as to when you are working and when you finish your work day. Try to maintain normal work hours.

Set up your calendar with reminders as to when to start on new tasks. It’s important to keep a structured daily schedule.

At some point in your day try to get outside. Whether for a short walk or to sit for a few minutes in the sun. Just getting that bit of fresh air will help you re-energize.

Just make sure that you do eventually clock out and have some time for you. After all, you shouldn’t be working 24/7.

Once you’ve completed your work day it’s time to relax!

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