The COVID-19 pandemic has stripped us of our office surroundings and forced us to work from the comfort of our own homes. Offices exist for a reason and they create a working environment. However working from home has made it more difficult for us to balance our personal lives and office.
Here are some pointers that can surely help you in becoming a star while working from home:
Plan your day before
When it comes to work, preparation is critical. Make a To-Do list ahead of time to plan out what you need to do. Add your deadlines, meetings, and so on, and you’ll be able to manage your personal and professional lives seamlessly. There is a higher level of satisfaction when you tick off completed tasks.
Formal dress up
The way you dress has a significant impact on your mind and work. Before beginning your work, put on your formal/semi-formal attire. This will assist you in improving your concentration and staying motivated while working.
Stick to a work schedule
A schedule is essential if you want to strike a balance between your work and personal life. Do not procrastinate on your work and work only during your office hours. This way, you will have enough time for both your family and your work.
Create a workspace
Set up a clean, well-lit, and noise-free work area. The environment in which you work has an impact on your mind, work, and mood. So pick a location that gets a lot of light and air. This will help you generate a plethora of brilliant ideas for your work.
Morning walk and exercise
Don’t forget to make your morning healthy when you wake up. For your physical and mental health, go for a walk and do yoga or exercise. This will keep you active and motivated while you work.
Interact during meetings
During official meetings, try to communicate with your team and colleagues. Please share your thoughts and suggestions. Don’t try to avoid conversations by hanging up the phone. You can add value to your work this way.
The key is to give yourself a break. Breaks can help you recover from fatigue and return to work with the same level of efficiency. Allow yourself water breaks, fruit breaks, lunch breaks, and any other breaks you may require.
Parika Kalra is an intern with TimesJobs.