Tips on working from home

Mitul Paniker Wednesday 06th May 2020 10:32 EDT

The ongoing Coronavirus has pushed all of us into a work from home situation, but hey! I have no complaints. Practicing social and physical distancing is of prime importance considering the need of the hour, and who really misses the early morning traffic?

However, working from home comes with its own set of qualms. With multiple distractions in every corner of your home, it becomes easy to lose track of your goals. In this article, I would like to share with you a couple tips I picked up myself over the days to stay sane and remain focused.

Stay true to your prior routine and for the love of God, get out of those pajamas! Get up early, make your bed, take a shower and get into a new set of clothes. Make a cup of tea and then, get down to business.

Keeping a schedule is so important. Check in with your family and stick to your work hours.

Assign a dedicated work area in your home; a temporary office space, ideally a spot that catches some sunlight.

Take breaks. Stretch. Make sure to eat lunch away from your work spot.

After work hours, go for a brief walk and get some fresh hours. Set boundaries to your hours of availability.

Take time out for yourself. If you are a working mom, give yourself a breather and dedicate some time to your own self.

Pace yourself.

Do a home workout.

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