Written by, Karissa Crockett, Account Executive
We live in an amazing time and place where we can start working right from the comfort of our homes. No need to get dressed in a business suit and drive 30 minutes away when you can grab your laptop and get straight to business. While working from home can be super convenient, sometimes it’s hard to keep a routine that keeps productivity at a high.
Here are a few tips to keep your mind on the ball and get the job done while working from home:
Start off your day the right way. Even though you’re not rushing into the office, give yourself time in the morning to shower, enjoy a tasty and nutritious breakfast, and get a good stretch in. Set yourself up for success before clocking in for the day.
One way to ensure you’re creating the perfect schedule is to have a set bedtime. Adults should be getting 7 or more hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep and waking up well-rested will not only benefit your health but means starting off your day ready to work. Especially when you’re on a set sleep schedule waking relatively around the same time every day also holds many benefits that include fewer naps, easier, waking up, and better safety and job performance.
The next part of a good schedule is planning out your breaks. It’s good to have a designated time for yourself if you don’t want to push yourself too hard. That means you make sure you’re taking that 30-minute or hour lunch break. Even though you are home that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a little me time in the day. Also, you want to give your mind a reset so you don’t get too frustrated with your work and burn yourself out.
As tempting as it is to send that extra email make sure you’re utilizing the work hours you were given. This could mean turning off your notifications when you clock out or making sure when you’re on the clock you’re prioritizing your workload instead of scrolling through your Instagram feed. Have a clear schedule for when you’re working and when you’re not. This will not only help with a schedule but set up work boundaries for yourself.