The worldwide pandemic Covid-19 which has recently become a threat to normal life is forcing people to stay at homes. According to the instructions of the WHO (World Health Organization), lockdowns are being implemented in the cities. Family functions or business conferences or shopping rush; everything is being canceled and avoided to stop the spread of this pandemic.
Many companies and offices are closed as per precautionary measures and they are asking their employees to work from home. As exciting as it may sound at first, working from home can be a bit unpredictable. It still does have a lot of advantages, but its challenges remain constant. So, we are going to discuss some Covid-19 tips and tricks to make work from home easy and productive.
Set Proper Morning and Evening Routines
If you want to succeed in working from home, then setting up a consistent routine might be the key. Because you do not need to travel to your workspace, means that you can get some extra time to sleep. And ultimately you will wake up fresh. To keep your work from consistent and hassle-free, this is the number one COVID-19 tip; plan a strict routine. Try working at the same time every day. You can schedule some breaks as well in your working hours to get yourself freshen up. It will help you to stay focused on your work and motivated. Get some fresh air and sunlight from time to time to relax your mind.
Keep Your Expectations Flexible
It is the second most important COVID-19 tip; to keep your expectations flexible and have great patience. This is extremely important if you share your home with your family, growing kids, your parents, or grandparents or whoever lives with you. Make them understand that you are working. You need to keep a balance between your work life and your leisure life. There are many chances that someone from your home can continuously disturb you while working, or there can be guests you never invited, so make sure to handle them well. Do not lose your patience and make them understand your value for work and peace of mind. The above-planned breaks during your work can be useful in these situations to give some time to your family.
Set Up a Proper Workspace at Home
To work we need a workspace. You must have a proper and dedicated workspace for you to work from home. Choose a place to set up your workspace. Keep in mind the following things when choosing a place.
- Try to choose that place where there is no extra noise coming. The place which is commonly less noisy. It will help you to not get distracted. You can close the door and make a barrier between your workspace and your home-fellows.
- Make your workspace comfortable and convenient for you. Keep the things you usually need during work with you. These things may include your laptop, mouse, keyboard, your headphones, or your notebook, etc. Keeping these things with you will save our time and efforts as well when you will not have to get up, again and again, to search for these items when needed.
- Next thing is to select a comfortable place. It must have enough light and proper back support so you can work for long periods. A proper keyboard and screen setup is a must. And the most important thing to make sure to never work on your bed.
Do not Underestimate Your Dress Code
Everyone knows that going office in decent and formal clothes is a part of professionalism. But when it comes to working from home, the majority of the people take it easy and they just dress up the way they want. And dressing at home means too much comfy. This is where people are mistaken. Dressing too comfy when you have to work from home can backfire. Because in comfortable clothes you can get lazy while working and most probably you will doze off. So, it should be kept in mind and there should be a balance between dressing comfortable and dressing too comfortably.
Keep Your Posture Right
Working in the office has its perks than working at home. At offices, you have larger screens, so you do not have to bend low or your eyes do not get much tired easily. You are used to sitting on comfortable chairs with proper back support and your hands are placed at the right angle of 90 degrees. These are the ideal positions to keep our posture right while working. And these things may vary when you are working from home. Always make sure that when you are working from home, you do no miss these guidelines. Try to keep your posture straight and in the best comfortable position.
Set up the Limits for Yourself
Working from home at first may seem easy to you in a way that there will be none of your coworkers present to disturb you. At this point, you need to reconsider this because you can be a major distraction for yourself. Having access to the internet without any supervision or your boss’s deadly glares, you are most likely to get easily distracted while working. You need to stop this and set limits for yourself. With the help of some apps, you can set up time reminders to get a break and getting back to work. You can use the site-blocking app and block the sites which tempt you the most while working. You must keep your phone away and out of our reach while working. These are the smallest and most effective methods to keep you sane while working.