Do you work from home? Over the last few years many of us have made the transition to working from home. It started from the pandemic, but many employers have actually realized the benefits of having their employees work from home. That means many of us are still working from our home office!
If you are still struggling with learning how to get the most amount of work done, while dealing with the typical distractions of home, we have put together some tips here for you on how to save time while working from home.
How to Save Time While Working From Home
Making use of your time at home isn’t always easy. Kids at home, household chores, that never ending to-do list are all things that can distract you, but these tips will help you figure out how to make the best use of your time.
Be sure and work at home the same way you would at the office. That means you need to schedule your breaks for the right times and the right duration. Do not be tempted to just take your breaks willy-nilly because those breaks can get away from you quickly.
Put the Phone Down
You have to put your phone down. I’m willing to bet that if you were in the office, you wouldn’t be able to just scroll social media on your phone all day, right? If you need to put your phone into a different room, do that. If you need to install an app that blocks social media during specific hours, do that. If you need to set your phone to “Do not Disturb” do that. There are many options, but you need to make sure to avoid wasting time on your phone.
Talk to your Family About Your Work Hours
Be sure that your family knows that during specific hours, you will be working and you can’t be disturbed. You (and they) need to realize that this is your job, just as it would be if you were in the office. If they wouldn’t interrupt you all day on site, they shouldn’t interrupt you at home.