As we begin to discover our new “normal” in a COVID-19 world, business professionals all over are struggling to stay productive while working from home. Many occupations have found that they can, in fact, work remotely, but should they if distractions loom over their daily tasks?
How can you stay productive while working from home, and what are your options if working from home just isn’t…working anymore? Stay tuned and I will lay out the different productivity hacks.
Distractions at Home
A dog that needs to be walked, a child that is tired of being cooped up, and the couch that feels just too good to sink into; these are only a few of the distractions awaiting you while working from home. So, what are some ways to navigate around these challenges?
Plan out your day. If you schedule specific times to get certain tasks completed, you’ll feel much more effective and productive. You’ll also allow a higher chance of sticking to your schedule as compared to your day not having any structure.
Get into a routine. Instead of waking up five minutes before you have to crack open your laptop, set an earlier alarm and hop in the shower. Get your mind going and your blood flowing. Also, setup your routine for the rest of the day. These daily rituals will provide structure. For example, motivate yourself with an end of day reward waiting foryou, like a bike ride or reading a good book. This way, it will be easier for you to get into work-mode.
Give yourself a breather periodically throughout the workday. It’s okay to step away for five minutes to walk outside and soak in the sun. If you are staring at your screen all day and didn’t allow yourself a proper break, you’ll feel the heaviness of the day weigh on you. So, take a break for a moment.
When Working from Home isn’t an Option
So, you’re reading through this blog thinking, I have tried all of the above suggestions and it’s not getting better. What are your options now? Becoming a member at a coworking space might be the productivity boost that works for you.
At Office Evolution Hackensack, we have meeting rooms to rent as needed, shared workspaces with hot desks that offer 24/7 access, and private offices for rent. The bottomless cups of beverages, including Starbucks coffee, will fuel you and our community of like-minded professionals provide friendship, networking opportunities and contagious energy.
Office Evolution Hackensack’s coworking center is a place where you can go to focus on work; to help with the work-life/home-life balance. Rent a meeting room for your next Zoom meeting, or sign-up to become a Shared Workspace member and come in whenever to complete tasks on your own time. Our coworking center is an escape from the distractions looming at home, and you’ll leave feeling accomplished.
As you navigate through your new normal, try out some of the advice listed in this blog. If all else fails, give Office Evolution Hackensack a chance to see if that is the solution you have been searching for!
At Office Evolution Hackensack, we provide virtual office, coworking, and flex office private office solutions at our shared office center. We offer meeting rooms, offices, hot desking in a shared workspace coworking lounge, a shared reception, a business address, and virtual receptionist services. We have many options and price points, and all terms are flexible. Plus, you become part of a community of like-minded professionals.
Whether you live in Teaneck, Bergenfield, Maywood, Teterboro, Hasbrouck Heights, Moonachie, Little Ferry, Rochelle Park, Dumont, Bogota, River Edge, New Milford, Hackensack, Englewood, Paramus, Tenafly, Fort Lee, and other communities nearby in Bergen and Essex counties, choosing Office Evolution Hackensack in New Jersey will help you be more professional, productive, and profitable.
Written by: Corinne Jenkins
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