How to work from home - efficiently
Working from home efficiently is not always an easy task.
There are many things to distract us: pets, good things to watch on Netflix, stuff that needs doing around the house… But getting shit done while working from home is just as important as getting shit done while sitting in a traditional office. So here is everything you need to know about how to work from home efficiently.
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Set the right base: The perfect home office
Working efficiently from home requires the right base first. You wouldn’t be able to deliver your best work without the right tools and environment, right?
The key points here are to designate an area in your home for working, making that space as ergonomic as possible, and being organised.
A good routine is key
Even when you’re working from home you need to have a routine to be most efficient.
Choose your working hours
Working from home is great because you can decide how many hours you want to work, and when. Set yourself an alarm every morning, get dressed as if you actually went to work, and find a morning routine that works for you.
Schedule regular breaks from work
We all know the feeling of being on a roll and forgetting everything around us. But taking regular breaks is proven to make you more efficient and productive.
Go for a walk, or a quick workout to get your blood flowing and to clear your head.
Also make sure you eat and drink enough, nothing is worse than getting a headache and not being able to finish what you wanted to do. There are apps like this one to remind you to drink water!
Good time management to work efficiently
Managing your time well is key to working from home efficiently.
Set realistic goals
Just like while working from a regular office you need realistic goals and expectations, the same applies for working from home.
Make yourself daily and weekly To-Do lists, prioritise the tasks and set yourself deadlines.
Get a calender to have an overview of your weeks and month, and to see the different deadlines at a glance.
Be smart about your time
Good time management is not just about knowing how to structure the time you have, but also how to save time.
A good thing to save time is to schedule video/voice calls with colleagues or clients. This way you avoid sending multiple emails back and forth, and prevent miscommunication.
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