COVID-19 has turned the working world upside down, leaving many jobless and others working remotely. For those who are fortunate enough to still be employed through this pandemic, you may be struggling to adjust to social distancing protocol. Well, there are a few ways you can make working from home feel normal and keep your tasks on track during the quarantine.
Keep to a Regular Alarm While it may be tempting to sleep in, adhering to a regular schedule is imperative to productivity. Your body will get back into its normal groove and you’ll be able to stay on top of your workload.
Get Out of Those Pajamas Although your home is your new office, wearing sweatpants every day is a no go. Now, we’re not recommending you put on a suit, but at least opt for something you wouldn’t mind being caught outside the house in. This also means running a comb through your hair and brushing your teeth before starting your day.
Work at a Desk/ Table Sure, our beds are comfortable but they’re no place for work. If you’re working from your bed, you’ll be too cozy to stay focused for long. Instead, turn your kitchen table into your workspace and designate an environment for productivity.
Keep in Touch with Your Coworkers Applications like Slack are a great way to stay on task with your work. Working from home can feel weird and isolating, but staying up to date with your coworkers can help you do your job remotely.
Set Aside Time for Lunch and Stretch Breaks Try to stick to your regular work schedule by plugging in times to take a breather and grab a bite. Everyone needs time to refresh, even when they’re wearing slippers on the job!
Record Your Hours Keep your boss in the know with what you’ve accomplished and how long you’ve worked on a project during the day. You’ll want to assure them you’re pulling your weight and staying on task during a work day.