12 years ago, my company did a brief trial for employees to work from home. It was an interesting concept and experience during that time, but as I read back the blog post, it seems that little has changed in my opinion. 12 years on, as the world becomes more digitally connected, there are more and more people who work from home. When working from home, it’s important to have systems in place so you can stay organised and get things done, even if problems come up. Finding a way to organise your work at home that works for you will help you stay focused and motivated. In this post, we talk about how important it is for a remote worker to stay organised and how to stay organised when working from home.
Create A Plan For Your Work
Choose when you will start and end work each day to give your day more structure. A work schedule could help you organise your day better. It also helps you keep your work and home lives separate. Try to focus on work-related tasks and conversations when you’re on the clock. In the same way, you can’t focus on your personal life outside of work hours unless you turn off work notifications. Plan out what you need to do. These tips will help you to organize your Mac so you can plan your work life easily.
Before you start working, make a plan for how you will do your chores for the day. This can help you stay more organised because you’ll have a better idea of what you need to do each day. Leave room in your schedule for things like phone calls, work emails, or more important tasks that may come up. Find out what you can get rid of on your computer to keep it free for work.
Set Rules For Your Household
As a remote worker, you need to explain to the people you live with how important it is to have a distraction-free workplace. Having kids makes this even more important. Tell everyone when you’re working and when it’s okay to ask for your help. Say that you need a quiet, uncluttered place to work.
Try To Minimise Distractions
Working from home gives people more freedom over how they spend their workday, but it can also be distracting. Employees who work from home have to deal with this. You might feel like you have to clean your house or do some other things. Friends and family may also be a distraction, so let them know you’re only available after work. Don’t forget that you’re working for your company and should only think about your work.
Notifications from your phone or social media should be kept to a minimum as well. You might want to turn off your phone at work or add a social media filter to your computer browser. During the day, if you need to check your personal messages, do it during your lunch break. Having fewer of these distractions might help you stay focused and in the moment at work.
Find An Area For Work
Set up a proper place to work instead of working from your bed. Choose a workstation and chair that are built for comfort so you can work all day. Keep your feet flat on the floor and sit up straight while you work. Keeping good posture could help your body handle stress better.
When you work from home, these tips should help you stay organized. Any other suggestions? Please tell us about some of them in the comments.