Working from home offers flexibility, comfort, and convenience, but it also brings challenges in staying productive and healthy. With your family at home, including pets and outside noises, you might need to concentrate and make sure you maintain focus on getting your tasks done.
Working from home comes with its fair share of challenges, but that’s okay! By establishing a solid routine, organising your workspace, and engaging in healthy activities, you can conquer these obstacles and excel both in productivity and mental well-being.
Here at Filta, we’re all about promoting work-life balance. We want to share our insights to help you have the ultimate experience! Let us guide you on the path to becoming a super-productive and healthier Work from Home employee.
Make your own routine.
Working from home doesn’t mean you can throw routine out the window. In fact, it’s even more important to be mindful of your work schedule. The great thing is, you have more freedom and less micromanagement. But don’t let that lead to procrastination or you losing track of tasks. Creating a routine and a to-do list for the day are the keys to being productive and staying aligned with your team.
To make it fun and organised, grab a whiteboard and a colourful pen. Let your creativity flow! Jot down your daily routine, starting with the first thing you do in the morning, like checking emails. Include recurring tasks, priorities, and any meetings you have.
Basically, put everything you need to do each day on that magical whiteboard. Oh, and don’t forget to add target completion times for each task. This way, you’ll have a clear picture of how productive you are each day. Let the whiteboard become your productivity superhero!
Here’s an example for you.
6:00 am – 6:59 am | Time in. Checking my emails and arrange my to-do’s for today
7:00 am – 7:15 am | Meeting
7:16 am – 8:00 am | Finish my daily recurring tasks
8:01 am – 8:15 am | Breakfast
8:16 am – 9:00 am | Brainstorming
9:01 am – 11:00 am | Writing blog draft
11:01 am – 12:00 pm | Checking social media pages and answering questions
12:01 pm – 1:00 pm | Lunch time!
1:01 pm – 2:00 pm | Publishing the final blog copy and designing the header
2:01 pm – 2:15 pm | Quick break
2:16 pm – 3:00 pm | Checking all the tasks and finishing the remaining tasks
Setting a consistent schedule and sticking to it will help you organise the day and lessen the work stress. Start and end your workday at specific times to maintain a sense of structure.
Dedicate a space for your work.
Working from home can blur the line between your work and personal life, and that’s something we definitely want to avoid. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can plop your laptop down anywhere and expect to be productive. If you want to stay on top of your game and maintain your sanity, you need a dedicated workspace—a little haven where your work stuff is neatly arranged and you can unleash your inner productivity ninja.
Think of your workspace as a secret lair, separate from the rest of your home. When you step into that room, imagine it’s your Batcave, your Fortress of Solitude. It’s time to put on your superhero cape and get to work!
Now, here’s a pro tip from Filta: please don’t try to turn your bed into your office space. Trust us, it’s a recipe for disaster. If you work right next to where you sleep, you’ll either be tempted to hit that snooze button a million times or find it impossible to switch off work mode when it’s time to catch some sleep.
Instead, create a designated workspace that’s separate from your living area and bedroom. It’s like creating a secret headquarters where you can channel your inner productivity guru. Having a specific area just for work will do wonders for your focus, creativity, and overall productivity. So, find that perfect spot in your home, set up your workstation, and get ready to conquer the world (or at least your to-do list)!
Dressing for your success.
One of the coolest things about working from home is that you can forget about all those fashion dilemmas and say goodbye to the daily struggle of choosing your OOTD. Who needs fancy office attire when you can rock your comfiest clothes, or even stay in your beloved pyjamas all day long, am I right?
But here’s the thing: your outfit actually plays a sneaky role in your productivity. Sure, the freedom to dress comfortably is great, but wearing clothes that resemble your office attire can make a real difference. It tricks your mind into thinking, “Hey, it’s work time! Let’s get productive!”
And let’s not forget about those virtual meetings. When you dress properly, you’ll not only feel ready and professional, but you’ll also make a lasting impression on your colleagues. So, even if you’re chilling at home, try your best to dress appropriately.
Taking some quick breaks and stretching.
Here’s the deal: don’t get glued to your chair all day long! Take regular breaks to stretch, get up and move around, or even bust out some quick exercises. Physical activity is like a superpower—it boosts focus, keeps those aches and pains at bay, and saves you from the dreaded eye fatigue caused by excessive screen time.
Trust me, sitting for too long can turn you into a grumpy, achy mess, just like too much screen time can leave your eyes begging for mercy. Sure, you might think there are home remedies for these issues, but let me tell you, ignoring them could lead to some serious headaches down the road. Ouch!
At Filta, we’re all about supporting wellness and boosting productivity. We’ve got something special called FiltaEngage that’s like a virtual wellness oasis. We hook our awesome team members up with activities that’ll make their minds and bodies sing. Providing online stretching sessions, energising exercises, and even virtual yoga sessions to keep that peace of mind and mental health in tip-top shape while you’re rocking the Work From Home life.
So, my friend, remember to take those breaks, stretch them out, and get those endorphins flowing. Your body and mind will thank you for it.
Have a healthy eating habit.
Here’s the scoop: when you’re working, stay away from those tempting, unhealthy snacks. We all know stress can lead to some serious munching, but let’s kick that habit to the curb. Instead, let’s plan some epic meals packed with nutritious goodies like fruits, whole grains, and a hearty dose of veggies. And don’t forget to fuel up with some tea to keep those energy levels soaring!
Listen up, folks. Healthy eating isn’t just some boring chore—it’s the way to unlock your productivity and conquer the Work From Home game like a boss. So, wave goodbye to those greasy potato chips and say hello to the deliciousness of nature’s bounty.
When you munch on fruits and whole grains, you’re giving your body the fuel it needs to tackle tasks with ease. And those glorious veggies? They’re like little powerhouses packed with all the nutrients you need to stay sharp and focused throughout the day.
Let’s make a pact to nourish ourselves with wholesome, tasty meals and keep those unhealthy snacks at bay. With the right fuel in our bellies, we’ll be unstoppable in our Work From Home adventures! Let’s eat our way to productivity greatness!
Drinking water is like adding a power-up to your productivity energy. So grab that water bottle, keep it within arm’s reach, and take refreshing sips throughout your work-from-home journey. Stay hydrated, my friends!
Now, let’s be real. Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle that we forget to drink enough H2O. But fear not! Set some reminders to gulp down that liquid goodness regularly.
But hey, hydration isn’t just about chugging plain old water. It’s time to level up with some hydrating foods. Picture this: juicy fruits, crisp veggies, and soul-soothing soups. Incorporate these hydrating wonders into your diet and you’ll feel like a superhero, ready to conquer the workday like a hydration champion!
So, make sure you’ve got that trusty water bottle in your workspace, ready to quench your thirst and keep you at the top of your hydration game. Drinking enough water doesn’t just boost your cognitive function but for overall well-being. Stay hydrated, stay focused, and let productivity flow! Cheers to hydration success!
Charge up your motivation with social interaction.
It’s time to set up some epic virtual coffee breaks! Grab that trusty mug of yours, jump on a video call with your workmates, and get ready to chat away about everything under the sun (well, keep it work-related too).
Remember, a coffee break is like a mini-vacation during your workday!
We at Filta know the importance of staying connected and having each other’s backs. That’s why we’ve got something special called FilTambayan—a virtual pantry! It’s a time when everyone can come together, chat about random things, and have a blast while enjoying their lunch. It’s like a virtual party where work and fun collide!
Working from home isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s still a thrilling adventure! Whether you’re rocking the remote or on-site setup, challenges will come your way. But the key is to prioritise your well-being alongside work. When you nurture your health, productivity and success follow.
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