Canada Association of Tourism Employees

10 Work From Dwelling Ideas To Improve Productiveness

It is said that when you work from home you lose productivity and you cannot do your tasks effectively as you would in the office. Here are the 10 essential tips that you can easily follow to maximize productivity when working from home.

1) Set Up Your Home Office: Find a suitable corner in your home that has decent natural light. Most importantly, it should be a quiet area so that you can concentrate better on your work. Get a comfortable chair next to your desk with some necessary writing materials, a water bottle, lamp, etc.

2) Turn off all unwanted notifications: To stay focused and productive, you need to turn off your email, social media, and call notifications for specific time slots to avoid distractions.

3) Prepare your daily schedule: Know the times of your family members, the neighborhood, and others – when they are likely to come and when they will be leaving. Design your work schedule accordingly so that you have fewer interruptions while you work. Get dressed properly when you normally do. Share your schedule with everyone so that they respect the fact that you are working from home.

4) Include breaks in your schedule: It is equally important to include breaks (for lunch, coffee breaks, snacks, power naps, strolls) in your schedule. This will help you get recharged and work more efficiently.

5) Make the most of technology and productivity apps: Make sure you have a fast, reliable internet connection so you can use cloud-based remote work apps effectively. For team communication, you can use Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Slack, Microsoft Teams, etc. Use Trello, Asana, Basecamp, Dropbox, MS OneDrive, etc. for project collaboration along with other business productivity that your company uses internally to increase productivity.

6) Manage Your Working Hours: Working remotely gives you flexibility but at the same time ensures that you don’t put in excessive overtime that can affect your next daily schedule unless it’s critical.

7) Get a backup plan: Having an extra internet connection as a backup can be a good idea to keep your work going. Likewise, having a spare laptop, regular backups, or knowing someone who can remotely troubleshoot your IT problems can come in very handy.

8) Stay Fit and Healthy: Yes, this is one of the least likely to bother us when we are working remotely. Eat a healthy diet, exercise and meditate regularly, and get enough sleep to keep your body relaxed.

9) Take time for yourself: listen to music, watch movies, play games, learn new things, etc. to help keep you relaxed and deal with stress.

10) Stay Connected: Don’t feel isolated or disconnected. Talk on the phone, make video calls, play online games, come up with new ideas, connect with your friends and colleagues on social media.

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