How to Stay Focused While Working Remotely
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Remote work has become increasingly popular in recent years. More and more companies offer remote work as a perk to retain good employees, hire the best talent, and cut some costs on office supplies. Additionally, by providing remote work to their employees, companies are successfully fighting against sick leave abuse.
There are many perks of working remotely for employees too! Employees can manage their schedules as they see fit and choose to work when they feel most productive. Furthermore, they don’t have to lose time and money commuting. However, there are some downsides when working remotely. One of them is loneliness and maintaining concentration levels in check. For this reason, we decided to offer a few ways to stay focused while working remotely for all of our freelancers out there!
Organize your workspace
Clear space, clear mind! Even if working from home means you can finish your work from the couch; this doesn’t mean you should do it. Productivity comes from order and clear work patterns. To stay focused while working remotely, make sure you made a clear distinction between work and living space.
Make a to-do list
There are one too many benefits of making to-do lists! They can help us organize, improve our memory and productivity. Ultimately, they are our one-way tickets for working less and achieving more. Staying focused by working remotely is easier with a to-do list because we can efficiently prioritize our tasks. Additionally, crossing items off our to-do list is satisfying, and it helps us push forward and be more productive.
Sometimes working in the same place over and over again can become draining, and it can kill our productivity. That’s why “spicing up” our workday by changing settings is a good idea. One good plan would be to work four to six hours at home and spend the rest in a coffee shop or a cowering space. Additionally, changing places can help us beat the loneliness of remote work.
Turn off devices
Let’s face it; we live in an era of distractions! One Facebook notification is enough to make us lose our concentration and precious time. One corgi video after another won’t get our job done. To stay productive while working remotely, we have to turn off all distractions. This means avoiding logging into Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see what our friends are doing.
Stretch and exercise
When we move our body, we’re increasing the blood flow to the brain and enable productivity and alertness to kick in. Stretching and exercising on a regular level will make us more awake too and boost the number of our brain cells. Make sure you have enough time to devote to self-care (e.g. exercise) and achieve more while working less.
Remote work can make us better
That’s why we decided to promote remote work by enabling organizations to track it seamlessly easy. Vacation Tracker helps organizations exceed their business goals by offering them an easy solution for leave tracking. This means more time for things that matter. Employees can request leave or a remote day just by typing /vacation in their Slack chat, and their managers will be notified immediately! Why don’t you try to see how Vacation Tracker can change your business?
A cat enthusiast and a cupcake maniac, Ana is a freelance Content Writer passionate about HR, productivity, and team management topics. When she’s not at her keyboard, you can find Ana in the kitchen, trying to make delicious cookies.