Right now, so many of us are either working nonstop or not enough. We all have those days where we work through lunch or lounge around the house for a little too long once in a while.
But if we aren’t careful those once in a while habits can turn into a daily thing.
It may take some time, but you have what it takes to work from home successfully.
Set a Schedule
Have you ever had one of those mornings where you woke up and immediately jumped into work?
Our morning sets the tone for our entire day and starting work right away can be a little overwhelming. A good rule of thumb is to set your alarm around 30 – 60 minutes before your workday begins. That should give you enough time to have breakfast and relax before the work begins.
Even though you are working from home, you still deserve to have an enjoyable morning routine.
Stop Replying to Emails After Hours
Have you ever been tempted to reply to just one email at 9 pm?
The thing is, before you know it, that one email can easily turn into five emails.
Just because your office is now at home, doesn’t mean your home is a 24/7 office.
Scheduling phone calls after work hours can cause stress and prevent you from pursuing hobbies and having me-time. You need to set a distinction between working hours and home hours.
Create a Daily Task List
While working at home, it’s easy to become distracted by personal tasks. Writing out a daily task list and prioritizing tasks by order of importance can make your days run much smoother.
Take Your Lunch Seriously
Working through lunch may seem like a good idea at the moment. But that is far from the truth.
Most of us take 30 – 60-minute lunch breaks at the office, there’s no reason lunch breaks at home can’t be the same. If you have a difficult time remembering to eat lunch, feel free to set an alarm.
Lunch is all about breaking up the day and of giving our body the energy needed to keep going.
Say Goodbye to Distractions
We all have our own way of working. Some of us do our best work with a little bit of background noise, while others need complete silence. No one knows the answer to that other than you.