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6 ways to be more productive at home

Home is where all our responsibilities melt away and working at the same place can be strenuous. The burden of choosing between Netflix and assigned tasks, the endless turmoil of sleeping late and wasting your mornings are some of the obstacles we all face while working from home. Here are a few tips that might make you proficient at doing the same -

1. The first step to being more productive at home is to create a dedicated workspace and get rid of the clutter. Allot a specific area at your home to only work and not the spaces that are associated with leisure. This will help create the right frame of mind and a vision for success.

2. Plan your day the night before to be aware of how you have to kick start your day. This helps to put your brain on an autopilot mode. Nevertheless, try to be more realistic with your day to day goals so that you can actually achieve them. Time blocking is an effective way to compartmentalise.

3. Prioritise your to do list and focus on one thing at a time, remember that taking baby steps is essential. Time management is just as crucial so don’t procrastinate and single out tasks that won’t be compromised if they don’t have your full attention.

4. Eliminate distractions such as social media (I’m sure that sometimes we all want it to self destruct!). Waking up to your notifications sets the tone for a distracted day. Self control and energy are finite and we need to capitalise on ours.

5. Reinvent your routine and make the most of your day. Some of us are night owls but there’s nothing wrong that. Just don’t discount the power of sleep because it is critical for your generative capacity and concentration levels the following day. Transforming your habits as well as the transition from your bed to your workspace can sometimes be overwhelming but you have get out of your comfort zone to make it big.

6. Take strategic breaks and engage in activities that help you relax and synergise to avoid the burnout. It can be different for every individual. Any form of physical activity can instantly boost your mood and make you feel refreshed. Make time to do things that you love be it cooking, painting, singing or even just watching a show.

These are a few basic tricks that are key to having a productive day. Small acts of success can help build the momentum and don’t be too hard on yourself!

Author- Ishika Srivastava

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