How to Stay Focused While Working Remotely
Working remotely is not an entirely new concept. The current state of the COVID-19 Coronavirus is causing many companies to require all of their employees to work from home, forcing many employees to learn the art of remote working.
If you’re one of many that have begun to work remotely, you probably have already discovered that it is not as easy as you may have thought. Working in an office keeps you on a schedule. You may have office hours or meetings to attend. Once you are on your own, you may begin to find yourself struggling to stay focused. Here are some tips and tricks to help set yourself up for success.
Embrace the Time Funk
Instead of trying to follow your office work hours, accept that things are going to be a little different. In fact, take advantage that you are home and enjoy the perks that come with working from home verses what it’s like being in the office. Stay in your PJ’s all day, play with your pet in between work assignments, have your favorite TV show on in the background, and run those errands you keep putting off on your lunch break. Do what is reasonable for staying at home and still respecting your professional role.
Remember That This is a Work in Progress
There is a sense of trial and error with companies in regards to working remotely. There will be things that will work and things that will not. It’s a learning process not only for you but for your employer as well. Although it can seem hard to adjust, things will find a natural sense of order that will help balance everything out.
Set a Schedule and Stick to It
One of the biggest misconceptions that many people do not understand while working remotely is that working remotely equals free time. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. You still have deadlines, phone calls, emails and tasks that need your attention throughout the day. Staying attentive during your work day is essential. Find what works for you and stick to it.
Create a Cozy Home Office
One of the perks of working from home is being able to create your own working space the way you may not have been able to at the office. It is all about creating a cozy yet productive space that helps your working style.
Do What Works for You
We all live different lives and need to make adjustments accordingly when working remotely. With that being said, find what schedule works best for you and make the best of it. Stay in communication with your team and stay up to date on all the latest projects. Create a daily checklist every morning and make sure to complete the tasks you set for yourself.
These times are unknown as the Coronavirus changes the pace for many businesses today. Forcing many to work remotely, with these few tips and tricks it will be easy to adjust to this sudden shift. PushCrankPress is still hard at work from home. If you would like to reach us for all general inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (334)790-9785. For all website needs, please email email@example.com. We are here to help your business get through these uncharted waters while still producing Brand New Ideas.
Posted: Mar 24, 2020