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TOP 5 TIPS FOR WORK FROM HOME


Even as Covid Pandemic and the latest Omicron effect is reducing and we are now nearing a phase called Endemic, A good percentage of people are still working from home than before. We have listed the Top 10 Tips that can help you stay productive and maintain balance, whether you're new to working remotely or just looking to level up.


Individuals and organizations didn't have the opportunity to prepare for remote work or contemplate how to transition organizations, processes, and culture to an online-only environment. No one knew (or still doesn't know) how long the COVID-19 epidemic would endure, and hence how long forced remote work would be required.


Working from home necessitates figuring out when to work, where to work, and how to draw a line between business and personal life. What about office supplies, professional development, training opportunities, and forming bonds with coworkers?


Working remotely, particularly when you work from home the majority of the time, necessitates resolving these and other challenges. Based on my experience and what I've learned from others, here are 20 recommendations for leading a better and more productive remote-work


1. Maintaining Regular Hours To Work

Make a timetable and stick to that and the most part. Many remote workers find that having clear boundaries for when to work and when to call it a day helps them maintain a work-life balance.


However, when the job allows it, one of the best advantages of remote work is flexibility. To accommodate someone else's time zone, you may need to extend your day or start early. If you do, make sure to finish work earlier than normal or sleep in a little the next morning to compensate.


2. Morning Routine

It's one thing to decide that you'll sit at your desk and begin working at a specific hour. Another thing you may do is establish a routine that will help you get into your chair. When it comes to getting started each day, a routine can be more effective than a clock. What about your morning ritual gives you the impression that you're about to start working? Making a cup of coffee before starting on your to-do list could be a good example. It may be getting ready or returning home from a workout. (For some, working from home means wearing pyjamas, but for others, it's a poor idea.) Look for an existing routine you can use as a signal, such as brushing your teeth or returning home from a dog walk, that could be a signal for you start your work. Look for a habit you already have and try to integrate it into your workday.


3. Ground Rules For People Who Share Your Space.

For Instance - If your children are learning at home or returning home from school while you are still working, they will need clear guidelines about what they can and cannot do during that time. You may have to discuss quiet hours, meeting times, and any shared equipment, such as desks and chairs, if you share a place with another adult who works from home.


Furthermore, just because you're at home and can let service personnel in or care for pets doesn't mean your family should think you always will. That's good if that's how you want to divide up the domestic labor, but if you just take it all on because you're at home, you may feel exploited, and your productivity may decrease.


4. Organized & Schedule Breaks

If you work for a company, find out what their break policy is and take use of it. If you're self-employed, schedule time during the day to take a break from your computer and phone. For full-time employees in the United States, a lunch hour and two 15-minute breaks appear to be the norm. When working at a computer or doing other sedentary activities, it's crucial to get up and walk every hour or so to keep your blood flowing. Moving your eyes away from the screen on a frequent basis, even if it's only for 10-20 seconds, is also beneficial.


5. Utilize Your Break Time Entirely

Don't scrimp on your breaks, especially during your lunch hour or meal break. There are tools that enable you schedule when you'll lock yourself out of your computer, such as TimeOut for Mac and Smart Break for Windows. A pause feature in RescueTime allows you to time 15-minute and one-hour breaks. Do you think you don't need any more apps in your life? Set an alarm or a timer on your phone, or use a regular clock to keep track of time. Make sure you take your breaks in their full, regardless of how you track them. If you take an hour break and return to your work after only 40 minutes, take another 20 minutes off.


Personalize it.

Figure out what works best for you first and foremost. Sometimes the answer is obvious, but other times you may need some help from other remote workers in similar situations. There is a supportive community out there, whether it's in your corporation's Slack channel or on blogs or Twitter. Consider whether you need to break up your routine every now and then, lest it get too...routine.







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