1. Get dressed
Getting dressed for the day can make you feel more determined to get your work done. You may not go out all business mode. But have your bath and put up good clothes. This boosts your confidence and gets your mindset in the right place.
2. Hide your phones
Our phones can prove to be distracting. Multitasking proves to be ineffective when we are deceiving ourselves. Steering away from social media gives you ample time to do productive work as well.
3. Create a workspace
Create a workspace for yourself. You need to leave your bed and move to your designated workspace when it is time to work. After repeatedly using something for a certain purpose, our brains begin to associate an object with a purpose.
Find a place with less noise and distraction and natural light if possible.
4. Stay connected
It is important you keep an open line of communication with your co-workers. This aids remote work as you are kept in the loop always.
You can up your communication game by using messaging tools like Slack, online meeting tools like Zoom and document sharing services like Google Drive.
5. Keep a schedule
Create your schedule around when the majority of your team is online and when you’re most productive’. Try to be as active and responsive as possible in chats during that team overlap window. Then schedule your deep work for when you’re feeling most productive.”
Keeping a schedule like this can help you maximize your time while you are working at home.