These days, working from home has become incredibly common due to the pandemic. As a result, many people may be having a difficult time adjusting to the change. To top it all off, it can be incredibly difficult to stay focused, especially if you have kids or a spouse at home who may also be working from home. Luckily, there are some ways to eliminate as many distractions as possible to make sure you stay on top of your workload.
Listen to Music
If you’ve got headphones, use them to your advantage. Put on a playlist that will not only help you focus, but will also drown out any background noise. If you’re tired of listening to the same songs over and over again, consider putting on a podcast or even an audio book.
As much as you may want to get all your work done in one sitting, this will only result in you getting burnt out. Be sure to make a schedule for when you plan on working, being sure to add in some time for you to take breaks in between.
Make a Calendar
To stay on top of important meetings and dates, be sure to buy or make a calendar where you can jot down things like this. When you write things down, you’ll be able to remember them easier and seeing them often will keep these dates in the back of your mind while you work.
A calendar can also be a great way to plan out any goals you hope to meet that week.
Dress for Success
It can be tempting to sit around in your pajamas all day, but doing so will only cause you to get overly comfortable – to the point where you may be tempted to take an afternoon nap in the middle of a work day, thus sabotaging any plans to be productive for the day. Make sure to dress as you would if you were going into the office to help you get in the headspace to work.