Change is inevitable, it can be out of what we carefully planned for or out of nowhere beyond our wildest expectations. In this case, we did not expect to fight a faceless enemy that has taken more than 3 million lives.
The end of April 2021 tells us that we have been in the new way of living since the infamous COVID-19 hit the world for more than a year.
As social distancing is one of the ways to curb the virus from spreading, most companies and institutions have resorted to remote working and learning.
Yes, work from home!
This style of working is certainly not a stranger, however, it is now the new norm for majority of us.
Interestingly, according to a survey of 3,500 workers by Buffer, an astounding 98% of workers would love to continue their career remotely.
We have highlighted a series of ways to remain productive when working remotely in this week’s #TipTuesday section on our social media channels. This week’s #TipTuesday can also be found on our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.
Staying connected to our devices for long periods without any physical interaction can be daunting and adversely influence how we perceive time and how we operate.
This can greatly cause a downturn in our productivity level.
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Other than seeking for professional assistance when you find yourself in a rut trying to manage your business and marketing strategies, it is crucial to improve a few facets of our working from home lives for increased productivity.
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It is essential to keep professional and personal lives separate and having a designated workspace is one way to accomplish this.
Having a specific space equipped with devices and tools where we can attend virtual meetings, organise projects, in addition to simply doing our work makes our brains associate this location with working.
This will help to improve work efficiency and productivity as we have internally set not to entertain other distractions whilst working.
Distractions and interruptions from people who live in the same house as us is inescapable. A designated workspace will establish a boundary and prevent such a stumbling block.
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The best part about working remotely is that you can evade the hassle of daily commute. Time is indeed your ally when you are working from home, but without thorough planning, it can also become your unwanted nightmare.
Plan, arrange and optimize your schedule.
These are the ultimate keys to making the most of your time at home in order to ensure optimal productivity and work performance.
The next best thing about working remotely is we own the power to arrange our working schedule.
Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor, Laura Mae Martin, describes this as an opportunity for us to experiment and discover our “biological prime time” that determines the best period for our highest productive self.
A comprehensive schedule that prioritises our best performing hours while providing necessary breaks would be the most ideal for anyone working from home.
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With the flexible hours of working from home, the lines can become blurry as we lose track of time and end up entertaining distractions. This is when the necessity for an organized to-do list kicks in.
A to-do list or checklist also keeps you on the right track in fulfilling goals and abide by the deadlines for work submissions.
Aside from simply making a list of tasks to complete, it is also necessary to create a work schedule outlining exactly what and when the work will be completed.
Honorary mention for Laura Mae Martin who has created an extensive daily plan template, available to be downloaded for free here: Free Daily Plan Template
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It is impossible to avoid stress while working, regardless of whether you are in your own home, which may actually exacerbate the stress.
Typically, we must figure out effective methods for stress relief that suit us most.
Light stretches and small exercises are excellent stress relievers because they help to relax our bodies and, as an additional result, increase the blood flow to our brains.
Aside from that, it is vital to keep ourselves entertained since we are deprived of our normal dose of physical human interactions.
This leads to another effective approach, a reminder that we can always turn to music.
Take some time off to listen to your favourite music or the great classical music collections to boost our productivity. Doing this while working is also a well-known technique!
A cup of coffee or a bowl of snacks are always welcome too!
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