Millions of people around the world are making the transition from a traditional office set up, usually outside of the home, to working from home. For many people, there is a noticeable decrease in productivity levels. While much of that can be excused as a product of the transition and the global events that preceded it, it’s important to take the necessary steps in order to increase productivity and make working from home easier on you and your family. In this article, you’ll find helpful tips and ideas on how to increase your productivity and make working from home headache free.
Design With Productivity In Mind
Making the transition from working in a cubicle to working from home doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, setting up your own home office can be a fun and interesting design challenge. To avoid any potential issues with cheap furniture, instead opt for pre owned desks, which are likely to give you less problems with functionality while staying at a decent price. When deciding where to put your home office, go for a part of the home that has less foot traffic and noise so you’ll be less likely to get distracted while working.
Set a Timer
While it may seem counterintuitive, setting a timer specifically to concentrate on a task for a specified amount of time can drastically improve your levels of productivity. It’s recommended to set a timer for 25 minutes and give yourself a five minute break in between. This is called the Pomodoro method. This method is so useful because it keeps you aware of how you spend your time. By blocking out your time into segments followed by small breaks, it acts as an incentive to keeping your concentration solely on one project at a time. Instead of flipping through various web pages and mindlessly scrolling through social media, you’ll have more time and energy to get work done.