How can I start working from home?

- 15 Tips from an Experienced Professional-

  1. Schedule everything in
  2. Establish your working hours
  3. Set boundaries for yourself and other people
  4. Structure your day the same way as in the office
  5. Change out of your pj’s
  6. Don’t schedule in too many tasks
  7. Do the hardest task first
  8. Keep your work area tidy
  9. Try to not eat at your desk
  10. Remove distractions
  11. Stop checking your email every 5 minutes
  12. Keep your energy lifted
  13. Use productivity tools and software to make your job easier
  14. Reward yourself

15 Tips To Work from Home

1. Have a dedicated work space

Having a dedicated home office in a separate room is definitely ideal, but if you don’t have that option, try to have a dedicated work space that you associate only with working. That can be either a work desk, a corner in your living room, or a lounge chair that you dedicate only to work time.

2. Schedule everything in

And I mean everything. Your morning routine, your breaks, your lunch time, your exercise, your house chores, and of course your work slots. And do it the night before if possible so your whole day is set and you know exactly what you need to do in the morning.

Morning routine

Exercise

Meal time and cooking

When it comes to food, working from home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time.

  1. Batch cook all of your meals. Save some leftovers in the fridge and put the surplus in the freezer. This is kind of similar with meal prepping, but you only eat the same food for a day or two so you don’t get bored and then you have the frozen leftovers for when you’re really busy or you feel like eating that food again.
  2. Cook only once a day. If you don’t like to have your work day interrupted by cooking, cook only at dinner time and make an extra portion for lunch the second day. You can also incorporate batch cooking into this: make a large batch in the evening, save a portion for next day and freeze the rest.
  3. Plan some quick meals for lunchtime. If you get really bored of the same food and you like having something fresh every day, try to schedule in some easy-to-cook meals at lunchtime. That way, you’ll get a nice break in the middle of the day, but you won’t waste too much time or get so exhausted by cooking that you completely lose your stamina for the rest of the day.

House chores

3. Establish your working hours

Just like you need to schedule everything in, you also need to decide when you start working, but also when you switch off.

4. Set boundaries for yourself and other people

5. Structure your day the same way as in the office

If you’re used to working in an office, don’t allow working from home become an excuse for slacking off and waking up late.

6. Change out of your pj’s

A lot of people say to get dressed as if you were going to the office even if you’re working from home.

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