The threat of the Coronavirus pandemic has left people completely devastated. More than the virus, the long and stringent lockdown rules pushing people to remain trapped in their homes has worsened the matters. The offices have closed physically and started working virtually. Suddenly, the term “work from home” has picked up the pace and is trending everywhere. Leaving a handful of working professionals, the rest of them are completely new to this Work from Home World. They are skeptical about their efficiency while working from home and also fear they might lose their job. So, here are the 5 best tips that will improve your efficiency during work from home and also make you grow in your carrier.
Make A Routine Or Everyday Plan
As you all know, while you were working in an office, you were following a set routine like getting ready for office, taking the same commuting route, reaching office on a particular time, etc. But work from home is a new concept. Your mind and body need to follow a suitable routine to get going. You do not need to make any big changes just adjust your time and preferences and do not get carried away with the fact that you do not need to go to the office. For example, you might turn off the alarm and sleep again thinking that there no one expecting you at the office. So, approach work from home just like you are going to the office.
Get Well-Dressed And Groomed
Working from home does not mean that you can wear pajamas or shorts or sit in front of the camera with a messy hair or unwashed face. Also, it is not completely necessary to wear formals or suit all day and do makeup. You need to keep a balance of what you wear and how you groom yourself. If you are properly dressed and well-groomed then you will feel confident and will feel like you are at the office and your boss and teammates will be impressed by your efforts.
Designate A Well-Equipped Workspace
The most important part of work from home is having a designated workspace or home office that has all basic equipment and tools for a productive session. The workspace should be devoid of any external disturbances. The computer and the internet should be in perfect working condition and all the essentials should be hand reachable so that you need not have to get up frequently. Work from your desk only, not from bed or couch as you can feel sleepy and lose your concentration.
The distraction of any kind will divert your attention and hamper your efficiency. Make sure nobody comes near to your workspace or call you with a loud voice. Make them aware in advance that you are working from home. Do not check your mobile frequently unless it’s very urgent and also do not open new tabs and scroll down twitter, Facebook. These pages might contain misinformation or fake news regarding current working conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will create panic and affect your concentration.
Do Exercise And Stay Healthy
Work from home might make you feel tired and disinterested in work as you need to sit at the same place for a long time and you cannot go outside. Also, flexible working hours might distract your focus and patience. So, do meditation, yoga, and exercise along with eating a balanced and well-timed diet. A healthy body and sound mind are what you need for your increased work efficiency and career growth.
And at the end, keep learning new things and take advantage of this ample time that you get during the lock down.