6 Ways to Stay Focused While Working From Home
clear boundaries around working from home – this includes working hours. Some
people may prefer to start their workday at 7 am, and others may start at 9 am.
Ensure this is communicated to your team so that they are not trying to reach
you outside of your established hours. Although you are home, that does not
mean you are always available.
screen time while working at home is more prolonged, as we don’t have those
social breaks or in-person meetings to break up the day. Creating tasks and to
do lists on paper or jotting down meeting notes in your notebook while on your
next zoom call will ensure you give your eyes a rest now and then from the
constant screen time.
“work zone” separate from your “home” zone – don’t blend the two. Create the separation
so you can easily leave work at the end of the day and shift into relaxation
beautiful space that you enjoy being in while you work. Instead of the same
office cubicle as everyone else, you have the perfect opportunity to dress up
your workspace and make it uniquely you. Take advantage of being home, light a
candle and rock out to your favourite tunes.
distractions. This means working in that dedicated workspace, instead of
sitting in the kitchen staring at the dishes in the sink, or that pile of
laundry in the corner that needs folding. Removing access to TV, and even
social media will ensure your day is more streamlined and focused.
take breaks and get outside – nature acts as a reset button for the brain and
will ensure better focus when you return to your desk.