With COVID-19 spreading like wildfire, everyone has been asked to work from home. As easy as it may sound, this living-in-home set-up can be quite overwhelming. More so, if you are used to a daily routine of going to the office. Here are some ways to maintain your productivity during the pandemic.
Establish a Routine
When you are at home, it is easy to wander off your work schedule. You may get tempted to fix that broken stair tread or mow your backyard during your working hours. Similarly, you may want to answer your emails while cooking dinner.
Keeping your professional and personal times separate will help you in maintaining your efficiency. Try to dress up for your work so that you can completely immerse in it without any interruptions.
Set Up Your Home Office
Having a dedicated space to work from home can increase your efficiency. You can convert a spare room into your home office. If you can’t, you can use any quiet corner to stay focused. Make sure that the area gets good Wi-Fi, has good lighting, and is far from distractions.
Take Turns to Manage Kids
If both you and your spouse are working from home, you can define slots to manage your kids. Try to plan activities for them in advance so that you can keep them engaged while you attend to office calls and make presentations during work hours.
Step Out Only When Necessary
Living in your home during COVID-19 means you will have groceries to buy. Other than that, try to limit your movements and avoid meeting friends to practice social distancing. You can even lend a helping hand to your elderly neighbors to help them with their supplies.
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