Act as if you are at the office
Get dressed as if you are going to the office as it will help you to mentally switch to the working mode and separate between home and work life. If you normally start the day with a cup of coffee at the office keep doing that every day to have the same routine going on. You’re your own manager while working from home so plan your day and write a to-do list to keep you focused.
Also, try using daily planner tools such as Trello to stay on schedule and set reminders and alarms or use tools like Google Calendar to make it easier for you. And if you’re working with a team, online team management tools such as Slack can help your team stay on track while working remotely.
Make sure to have breaks during the day as if you would do if you were at the office, chatting to your colleagues or family members and having a lunch break will enable you to refresh and can increase your productivity when you go back to your workspace.
Explore your WFH Style
While it may be difficult to focus on working when at home, you can find the things that will help you work better and make remote working work for you. You might want to change the place you work; put some music you like or wear whatever will make you feel better while you work.
If you don’t like working in a noisy environment and you can’t have a separate workspace with a door, try getting some noise-cancelling headphones. Investing in a hands-free headset could be also very efficient when you have to move around the house during a team call. Also, if you have to be seated during long work hours, getting a comfortable chair with back support might help you work more effectively.
It will take time to get used to working in a different environment but try to enjoy the perks of working from home and not having to commute or wear uncomfortable shoes.
Working from home can be challenging if you’re used to working at an office your whole life but it comes with perks so try to embrace this period and remember it won’t last forever. If you rely on these tips and some of the remote working tools, your transition into a more flexible working style could be successful.