The greatest worry of all people working from home and their employees is whether they will meet the deadline and achieve the expected quality. This is mostly because it’s generally believed that this manner of work is undisciplined and unorganised. Although these are the possible consequences of working at home, with some effort and will it can be as productive as an office job, sometimes even more.
Make a work schedule
If you make daily and weekly plans for your tasks and duties you can create a schedule which will help you deliver your assignments and projects in time and with maximum efficiency. Having a timetable with planned work and break periods can save you from distracting yourself and losing concentration.
Have a home office
You can create your office space even if you live in small apartments. Don’t work from your bed, kitchen table or on the porch, because those can distract you. Instead, make a stationary place for you to work and replace the PJ’s for clothes you feel comfortable in. In this way you will build a semblance of the office environment without having to commute every day or put on makeup or suits.
Workouts are mandatory
Most home offices have you sitting down and generally working hunched at your desk. Although a proper sitting position can do wonders for your posture, working out even for just 15 minutes a day can do a lot more for your health and mind. So put on those yoga pants and start stretching those muscles, or pay a gym membership, just lose the excuses not to do it.
Don’t avoid people
Being busy is one of the main reasons people today don’t have time for each other. And although they stay in touch via social media and phones, personal contact is neglected. Studies show that even the smallest conversations with another person can save you from social atrophy and boost your mood.
Don’t get distracted
Some people can work while the TV is on, some listen to music and others need complete silence. It’s important that you know what suits you the most and creates an environment where you can be productive the most. So, before starting your daily tasks, make sure that all the conditions are met and you can work undisturbed.
In the end
Every situation can be viewed from different angles and you’ve probably already heard that you are blessed for being able to work at home or that you have it easy in life because of it. The truth is not that simple, and in order to be good at your job you must make sacrifices and organise your time, just like everybody else. Because in the end, the job must be completed in time and with the utmost dedication and professionalism.
The Carousel would like to thank Ian Pearson for his contribution.