7 Tips To Stay Productive While Working From Home

7 tips to stay productive while working from home People all across the world are having to turn their homes into their office. It can be a daunting task, but it is still very possible to stay productive and motivated whilst working from home. Here are a few things you can do to try to

7 tips to stay productive while working from home

People all across the world are having to turn their homes into their office. It can be a daunting task, but it is still very possible to stay productive and motivated whilst working from home. Here are a few things you can do to try to effectively work from home:
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1) Stick to your routine

 

Now, we get it’s impossible to keep your exact working routine however ensure you get up at the same time each day, get dressed and ready for the day ahead. If your usual routine consists of going to the gym before work, switch to a run or an online exercise class to get your fitness fix. It’s important to keep work and homelife separate, as difficult as this sounds when it’s happening in the same place.

Stick to your normal lunchtime break and avoid eating in front of the screen, sit in the garden if you can or even looking out the window for a change of scenery. Ensure you clock off on normal working hours so you have your own time to relax and reflect and draw your mind away from work.

2) Make a space to work

 

Set up a dedicated workspace you can leave at the end of the day, don’t bring your work into areas where you relax and don’t be tempted to sit on the sofa with your laptop. This won’t be productive, and you want a workspace that you can shut the door on. It’s important to set up your workspace ready for the time ahead, clear a space and get rid of clutter. Check out our 30 Day Declutter Challenge on Instagram as Day 1 is about WFH.

3) Fuel right

 

Make time to sit and eat a proper lunch without your laptop, enjoy the Spring weather outside or read a book. Anything to relax your mind and focus on something other work for a short time. It’s easy to get carried away and lost in emails or video conferences, however, make sure you are regularly getting up away from your desk to get a drink or a snack.

4) Stay active

 

Although outdoor exercise is limited, there are plenty of things you can still do. For example one day you might go for a run around your local park in the morning and then enjoy an online yoga class in the evenings and another you could do a lunchtime walk to stretch your legs and then a Zumba class after work. There’s no excuse to not keep moving, it’ll make you feel better, get rid of that cabin fever and give you more energy and focus for work.

5. Wellbeing & positivity

 

Remember it’s not forever. It can feel extremely daunting, the uncertainty of how long this will last plays on all of our minds but the thing to remember if it is only temporary. It is so important to stay connected, and this doesn’t mean checking on the news updates regularly, we’re talking about your friends and family and community. One good thing that we have recognised since this all began is the sense of community and people coming together.
Also ensure you are doing something you enjoy each day, this could be reading a book, learning a new skill, crafting, doing an exercise class, or partaking in all the new online activities that have cropped up such as book clubs, cookalongs or dance classes. This will help to separate your work time and your free time and give you something to aim for after a day’s work. We’ll be sharing more on this topic in our next blog so be sure to check back.

6) Keep your weekend separate

 

It’s easy to forget what day it is when you’re working from home. Spend time writing down all the things you’d like to do at the weekend that you wouldn’t normally get a chance to in our usual busy lives. Maybe it’s getting the garden sorted, making that veggie patch you‘ve always wanted to do or those DIY jobs you’ve been saving for a rainy day. Why not arrange a group video call with the people you would normally see on the weekends or enjoy a long lazy lunch in the sun!

7. Home-schooling

 

If you’re having to home school at the moment DON’T put too much pressure on yourselves. You are not a teacher, these are not normal times and no one expects you to do the perfect job. Let family, friends or work know if you’re struggling. Reach out and join communities on social media. Take advance of the online resources.

Home Education UK offers loads of resources such as worksheets, lesson plans, online encyclopaedia, and subject-specific information.

Teach Your Monster To Read is a wonderful and fun tool to use if you’re teaching your kids to read.

Twinkl is giving you free access to resources that are tailored to your location and year group.

BBC Bitesize has vowed to bring you daily content to supports student’s education and wellbeing.

We’re also big fans of Joe Wicks’s daily PE class to get kids active and moving.


We hope we’ve helped a little to ease your worries about home working and given you some techniques to try. We’d love for you to join our Declutter Challenge and give you something to focus on. Share your challenges with us on Instagram.

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