How To Be More Productive While Working From Home During Coronavirus Lockdown

Even without the coronavirus pandemic (which has pushed a lot of people to stay at home to practice self-quarantine), telecommuting, more popularly known as work-from-home, is becoming a common practice, even necessity, for a lot of companies. And given that the current COVID-19 pandemic has pushed public health advisers to encourage everyone to self-isolate and practice social distancing for the time being, an increasing number of companies are pushing for their employees to work from the safety of their homes for now. In fact, statistics shows that, over the past few weeks, an astounding 46 percent of American businesses have implemented remote work policies.

The problem, however, is that working from a controlled office environment and switching to telecommuting from the comfort of your bed can be a bit of a culture shock, and working at your house means it can be easy to be unproductive.

So to help you out, here are some tips to help you stay productive even while telecommuting:

Create structure

Set up a home office of sorts where all of the tools you need are easily within reach. Make sure that the place is comfortable and efficient, as well as free from any distractions that can stop you from working, such as background noise from other people. Clearing up clutter before the day begins is recommended as well.

Establish and follow a routine

Creating a routine that you can follow every day is also effective, which can also include dressing up a bit as if you’re still working in the office. Commit to this routine since it will stop you from procrastinating. The idea is to not feel as if you’re working in your pajamas.

Reduce stress

Sadly, stress comes even when you’re working from home. In other cases, it can even be more stressful. Change can also be disruptive, so make sure that you clear your mind first before working. Listening to music or doing some breathing exercises may also help. Ultimately, it’s up to the person working.

Move around

Make sure that you take little breaks in between where you can stretch and move around for a bit. This will help rest your mind while also making your blood follow and giving you some small exercise.

Build trust

Always make sure to still be in contact with your teammates, especially now that you can’t see each other face-to-face. This can build morale and trust, and will let everyone know that all members can still do their part even in an unconventional setting.

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