We’ve heard all the advice from experts on social distancing and making sure we wash our hands. What we discuss less is the psychological disruption working from home has on millions around the world. Today, I am going to share five tips you may want to implement to make sure you feel in control of this disruption.
1. Get started early
When working in an office, your morning commute can help you wake up and feel ready to work by the time you get to your desk. At home, however, the transition from your pillow to your computer can be much more jarring.
Believe it or not, one way to work from home productively is to dive into your to-do list as soon as you wake up. Simply getting a project started first thing in the morning can be the key to making progress on it gradually throughout the day. Otherwise, you’ll prolong breakfast and let the morning sluggishness wear away your motivation.
2. Plan Your Day As You Would in The Office
When working from home, you’re your own manager. Without things like an in-person meeting schedule to break up your day, you can be quick to lose focus or burn out. To stay on schedule, segment what you’ll do and when over the day. If you have an online calendar, create personal events and reminders that tell you when to shift gears and start on new tasks
3. Choose a designated area just for your workspace
Just because you’re not working at an office doesn’t mean you can’t, well, have an office. Rather than cooping yourself up in your room or on the couch — spaces that are associated with leisure time — dedicate a specific room or surface in your home to work.
4. Find a buddy
You might find it easier to be productive without your most chatty coworkers constantly buzzing in your ear. But social interactions — even with coworkers — can alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness. Durham University’s Dr. Thuy-vy Nguyen, who studies the effects of solitude, thinks the psychological effects of working remotely for extended periods is often overlooked or ignored, despite it being an essential factor in our mental well-being and team bonding.
5. Take a Walk
Take a walk outside, play with a pet or talk to a friend. You’ll find that you’re much more productive if you walk away from your desk and computer throughout the day. Try to add in social activities in your day, even if it’s just a phone call to a friend
6. Essential Supplements – to boost energy & immunity
All these tips will be a great help for everyone around the world that are working from home. Due to the current pandemic, everyone should practice social distancing by staying at home and only go out when it’s necessary. Also, everyone should stay healthy, and do some home exercises, drink plenty of water and consume all the essential supplements.