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Staying Productive While Working From Home

Working from home has become a new normal. For some people, remote work can be a challenging experience which needs some getting used to. Below are a few tips for working remotely to help us adapt and make the most of the situation.

1. Establish Clear Working Hours
a. Structure your day like you would in the office
b. Always start early and know when to stop
c. Allow yourself little break in between hours but be disciplined about it

2. Write Things Down
a. Write things to do daily on your agenda and accomplish them on time
b. Prioritize difficult and urgent tasks
c. Do not wait till tomorrow what you can do today

3. Establish A Designated Work Area
a. Choose least distractive location to allow you to focus
b. Your workspace is your office, keep them tidy
c. Avoid cooping in your bed or on the couch

4. Stay Connected With Teammates
a. Have a routine (daily or weekly) video conference with your team
b. Get and give update so everyone is in the loop and remains productive
c. Ask for help when you need it, offer help when you can

5. Create A Schedule For Your Family
a. Make them understand you are not on holiday
b. Spend quality time with them after your “office” hour
c. Keep work life balance

6. Separate Work From Play
a. Multitasking is not for everyone especially if you have deadlines
b. Keep your entertainment and social media for playtime only
c. Avoid cabin fever, get out of your workspace after your “office” hour

Now that virtual reality has become part of our daily life, from virtual school to virtual office, from virtual games to virtual concert, the list goes on an on, more activities can be done from home. Adopt and adapt to those tips above and you will find that working from home can be a pleasant experience.

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