When working from home, there are a lot of great benefits you can experience. Working at home allows you to hold control over your working day and gives you the freedom to work wherever you feel most comfortable and productive.
However of course, working from home also brings its challenges and many people do struggle to concentrate when not in an office space. This is why today we want to share some simple ways that you can motivate yourself and focus better when working from home. There are lots of small things you can do and you’ll be able to enjoy more productive days at home.
Close the door
The easiest way to ensure that you are not disturbed during working hours is to shut the door to your home office and block out the rest of the world. Pets and children and even partners can be a distraction throughout the day and if you struggle with the background noises and disruptions it is best for you to close the door and pretend you are at work instead of at home. By separating your working life from your home life, you’ll be able to focus easier and it will make a big difference to you.
Stream some music
Sometimes, background noise is exactly what you need to help you focus on your work. You can use streaming apps to find music to play while working that will help you to get in the zone and feel more productive. Make a playlist of songs you love or listen to your favourite radio station while working and this could help you keep your focus and work efficiently throughout the day.
Write it down
One of the best ways for you to stay focused and on track at work is to have a list in front of you of the tasks you need to complete. A to do list is a simple tool but it will bring focus and highlight the most important tasks you need to do, allowing you to bring these into your schedule. By writing down your tasks and having it somewhere you can see it; it will ensure that you stay on track every day and you don’t end up missing deadlines.
Break up the day
When you work at home there is no set break or lunchtime and while this allows you to choose your own breaks – it can also prevent you going for one. Many of us get so caught up with working that we don’t allow ourselves some downtime and this can damage you and your brain power throughout the week. Make sure that you take regular breaks throughout the day at home even if just for 5 minutes and allow the brain to regroup and reset. It will make a huge difference to your focus during the day and as a result you’ll be more productive as well as less stressed.
Use some of these simple tips to help you focus more during your working day and be productive while working from home this spring.