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Since the COVID-19 pandemic entered our lives about a year ago, all of our lives have been changed and life has become more difficult for many people. Not only do people have to adjust to new ways of living but they also have to adjust to new ways of working. This means that most people have been forced to work from home which can sometimes be difficult if your partner is also working from home and your kids are home as well. It is no secret that working from home can be tough and it can be challenging to be productive if there are distractions all the time and you are working from your kitchen table.
Nonetheless, working from home can also make it possible for you to get some things done in your house that you wouldn’t normally be able to if you were at the office for eight hours every day. When you are working from home, you can for example allow a vinduespudser to come and clean your windows or you can have a professional come clean your terrace with fliserens while you are working. This way you can focus on your work.
In the article below, we give you three tips for how to tackle working from home during lockdown.
1. Set up a workspace.
When you are forced to work from home, you need to set up your own office at home with a workspace that is dedicated for your work. This way it is easier to separate your work and you don’t have to move your things all the time. If it is possible, try to find a quiet workspace so you don’t get too distracted. It is also a good idea to set up your home office before you start working in order to be properly ready when work starts. By setting up a workspace from the beginning, you will most likely be more productive and thereby avoid working from the couch.
2. Stick to your work routines.
In order to tackle working from home, it is important that you stick to your normal work routines and in the morning, you should act as if you are going into the office. By sticking to your normal work routines, it is easier for you to separate your work from your personal time which is important so you don’t feel like you are working all the time. In relation to this, you need to shut down your computer when your work day ends. This will allow you to also focus on your personal time.
3. Accept distractions.
Even though you can do many things to avoid distractions, working from home will without a doubt give you much more distractions than if you were working from your office. In order for you not to get stressed, it is important that you accept these distractions because many distractions are not possible to prevent anyway. You also need to remember that the majority of your colleagues are facing the same challenges as you so everybody is very understanding and tolerant during these times.