Now, during the pandemic of Coronavirus, a lot of changes happened, and many of us can’t get accustomed to these changes. And this is okay, and we are used to the previous life, the life before Coronavirus. That life was comfortable for us, and we put a lot of effort to live that life. But what to do now? Many of us stay at home to prevent a spreading pandemic. As such, many of us become freelancers in a short time without even having an opportunity to choose whether it is an appropriate and useful way of working.
As for me, I have been working as a freelancer for nearly four years, and my choice was conscious. I knew that working from home will be comfortable for me. Earlier, many people told me how lucky I am because I have a free working schedule and can work whenever I want it. But, they did not understand that working from home requires a lot of patience from me. If you are working from home now, but you can’t get accustomed to it yet, this article is for you. I am sure these simple tips can help you to set boundaries between “work” and “home.”
Create Your Mini Office
If you want to stay productive when working from home, you need to create this “working environment.” Avoid working from bed or kitchen because you will always be distracted by the desire to sleep or to eat something or get relaxed. Many places at home are associated with pleasant and relaxing emotions. It is okay because home is a place where we are used to relaxing after a hard-working day. But, now, your home is also a place where you should “work hard.” So, you can create a place where you can feel in the same way as at work (Look here, the best organizer for your office). Creating a working atmosphere can inspire you to be productive and stay motivated.
Set Your Working Time Frame
Even when you worked in the office, you had a working time frame. It could be 8 or 6 hours a day. But, now when you stay at home, you can forget about it, and as a result, you work and do household chores all day. As a result, you do not have time to get relaxed. Set your working time frame. You can work in the morning and in the evening do all household chores or vice versa. Such an approach makes you stay balanced and motivated.
Take Small Breaks
I am a writer, and as such, my task to write a lot of content. No matter what it is, blog, or academic writing. I always take small breaks, 15-20 minutes, when I feel exhausted. I prepare a cup of coffee or chamomile tea, drink it, and then when I feel refreshed, I proceed with tasks. As for me, it is the right way not to be overwhelmed with work psychologically. You always know that you can take a small break and deliver the best results. Of course, these breaks should not be too frequent. You should be honest with yourself and make them only you feel tired and exhausted.
What are your secrets to being productive?