We all know that it’s difficult to get work done at times. Even the most motivated human being on the planet can slack off from time to time. It’s a completely normal thing to do, so I wouldn’t worry about it if I were you. The time to worry is if you ever decide to sit around all day and do literally nothing for hours on end. While we’re flawed and need a change in life, we’re not meant to idle for an entire day – that’s when serious problems can ensue. 

Are you working from home right about now? Have you been kept in your house due to COVID? Well, the chances are that you’ve sat around a few times with very little to do but stew in your own thoughts. If you have, then don’t worry, it’s, again, completely normal. The change is pretty strange, and we generally associate home with comfort and relaxation. 

If you’re looking to get more done or take your company to the next level, then you’ll have to make sure you stay productive and stay to a pretty consistent level yourself. Work doesn’t just get done on its own, of course. There are a bunch of ways you can be more productive at home, though – and here are a few right now: 

Keep To Your Routine And Schedule  

When working from home, it can be very easy to slow down a little. There’s nobody breathing down your neck, after all. It’s just you and your own motivational skills. You may have a deadline, but you can go at your own pace as long as you get things done in time – at that’s how it feels, at least. The best thing to do, however, is to continue working as though you’ve got a superior above you watching you. Being free is pleasant in the short-term, but you end up regretting your slow behaviour later on. 

Make Sure You’re Comfortable 

It’s so difficult to function properly when you’re sitting in a very uncomfortable area. Thankfully, there are office chairs for sale and all kinds of extra office equipment around pretty much everywhere. Get something that will feel so much better, and you’ll absolutely get more work done. It’s difficult to focus when you’re adjusting your chair (and your back) every two minutes. 

Avoid Distractions Until Break Times!

Things like social media and unnecessary noises can take so much progress out of your day. There’s little wrong with indulging in distractions when you’re undergoing respite during lunch and other breaks, but keep them exclusive to those rest periods. When you’re distracted a little, it can be a slippery slope and turn into hours out of your day. The mind has the annoying ability to go in and out of focus!

Keep A Positive, Optimistic Mindset  

When you see nothing but good things in your mind, that’s when you can really get things done. A lot of procrastination is off the back of negative thoughts and worries about the work you’re doing. You put things off because you’re anxious about how it’ll go. Keeping positive also gets rid of horrible distractions that make you overthink even more. It’s pretty difficult to do if you’re not used to it all, but absolutely worth it – so get practising!

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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