3 Practical Tips for Working from Home

3 Practical Tips for Working from Home

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. It can be difficult to separate your work life from your home life, and it is all too easy to work in your pajamas each and every day. If you find yourself in the unexpected position of having your home and work being the same location, consider these practical tips for keeping your sanity while staying productive.

1. Set up a Designated Work Area

If you are working in the bed or on the couch, you are more likely to doze off, turn on the TV or get distracted by your phone. Try to find a place that is as free of distractions as possible to be your designated work station. Ideally, you would transform a spare room in your house into an office. However, this is not an option for everyone, and somewhere like the dining table can still work fine as long as you commit to making it a work zone.

2. Keep the Kids Occupied

With many children returning to school later than expected or participating in virtual learning, many parents feel stretched thin. If the children are going to be at home at the same time as you, make sure that they are on task and have plenty to do before you start working. While it is inevitable that you will have some interruptions, this will help keep them to a minimum.

3. Take Needed Breaks

When working at home, you may feel that you are never able to relax. It is important for your physical and mental health to take breaks from work, though. If you vape, take a break to use your products from smokingthings.com. During your lunch break, take a few minutes to watch an episode of your favorite sitcom. You do not want your breaks to last too long, but you will also be way less productive if you constantly work without taking a breather.

Working from home definitely has its benefits, but it has its unique set of challenges as well. Take the time to form a sample daily schedule for yourself to get into work mode. When you minimize distractions as much as possible and work in a controlled environment, you will soon get into your work-from-home groove. Do not get discouraged if it takes some time to get used to, but instead focus on the things that you are accomplishing each day.

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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