If you’ve joined the third of full-time home-based employees, you may have come up against the challenge of staying productive while working from home.
While we all like to think we can seamlessly transfer our productivity from the usual workplace to a home office, experience says that’s not always the case.
It’s no secret that working from home requires far more discipline. Sure, you can control the number of cookie jars at home, but the trade-off is that you’re responsible for your own routine, motivation, and workload.
We are essentially social beings who generally thrive on contact with others. Without a ‘boss’ watching over you or a supportive team helping you along, staying personally motivated is no easy feat. And that can affect productivity – if you allow it to.
To prevent this, many freelancers and remote workers have developed a clever series of techniques that provide structure to the working day, help to create good habits, and generally aid in getting the work done.
These are our personal favorites and each one can be applied almost immediately – whether you work from home or not.