Hey Tint Fam, today’s blog post is from Team LT’s Mansha, who is talking all about her Working From Home tips! Keep reading to find out what she has to say…
If you’re new to working from home or you’re just struggling to adjust to it, in this absolutely crazy time in the world -- you’re not alone. With quarantine becoming mandatory in an increasing number of places, working from home is becoming more frequent. And while working from home is a privilege we should definitely acknowledge, it doesn’t mean it’s easy! So here are some pro-tips to get you started on this new journey, from a former at-home freelancer, to achieve optimal productivity and maintain a healthy balance in your life.
- Wake up at the same time everyday -- routine is everything and your body will thank you for this.
- Follow a morning routine -- you’ll need something to wake you up in the morning, that isn’t your regular commute. You can try meditation, exercise or even just listening to music while you’re making breakfast.
- Get dressed -- as appealing as it is to stay in your pajamas all day, a simple change of clothes will significantly improve your productivity for the day and trick your brain into thinking you have somewhere to go.
- Set up a designated work space -- this needs to be a space that you wouldn’t use for any other activity such as watching tv or napping - so your brain adjusts to knowing which areas are for working vs relaxing.
- Make a to-do list at the start of the day so you know exactly what you need to accomplish.
- Block out time to answer emails with no distractions. (This one may be rough but we all know it has to be done and blocking time is the best way to get through it.)
- Take breaks -- this is so important, even if it feels like you’re taking more breaks than you normally would. Take a walk, drink some water, call a friend, play with your dog, just do something to take your mind off work for a few minutes.
- Listen to uplifting music/podcasts -- this alone can help your productivity increase during the day, especially during that midday slump (ya know exactly which one I’m talking about-- the one that makes you want a nap so bad.)
- Check your posture -- sitting up straight with your shoulders back, makes you display more confidence which will ultimately reflect in your work (and it’s just really good for you.)
Hope this was helpful, Tint Fam! What are your tips for Working From Home? Share them in the comments below. xo Mansha