10.5 Ways to Boost Productivity When You Work from Home

You cannot be productive if you don’t focus on it

Jason Weiland

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Search YouTube or Google, and some business influencers or gurus will inevitably attempt to sell you on their “productivity hacks.” These “experts” like us to think only they have the answers and they can solve any issue with tricks and tips. They would love you to believe that if you follow their advice, you can get more done in less time.

Sure, there are sensible things you can do that take only common sense to figure out like creating to-do lists, alternating periods of activity with brief breaks, and ignoring social media, but looking for some magical way to improve your time management and productivity is futile.

Many of us are trying to juggle our personal life and working from home and it’s made our productivity when doing our work suffer. It’s hard to know when we are supposed to be working when there are so many distractions to make us lose our focus.

Over the years, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, students, teachers, and others have developed a few strategies that, when implemented with the prerequisite common sense, will help you build new habits and become more productive in your work and life.

Consider implementing some of these strategies.

1. Get in the Right Mindset for Work

Now that many of us are working from home, it’s easy for the lines between work and our regular life to become blurred. When we are getting ready to be productive in our work, we need to mentally prepare ourselves to not accept any distractions that could cause us to lose our focus. Prepare the mind for the tasks ahead, whether we do it with a bit of music, or by shutting out all distractions before opening our laptops.

2. Clean and Optimize Your Workspace

Before we do anything, we need to make sure we are working from a clean slate. Clean your desk and remove anything that could be a distraction. Streamline your work area so that you can reach everything you need and you won’t have to get up and fetch anything later. Get rid of clutter on your desktop, both on your physical workspace and your laptop screen. Archive…

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Jason Weiland

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