As someone who works from home, I can tell you, the struggle to be productive is real. It’s hard enough to focus and be productive at work. But when your work and home life aren’t separated, the challenge is even greater. These are some strategies anyone working from home can implement right now to get sh*t done!
I’m a huge fan of this and get my coaching clients to do it as much as possible. I schedule out my week ahead of time and block off large chunks of time on my calendar to do a specific task. Examples?
If you want more examples, you can listen to this podcast episode about batch working while you clean or take your dog for a walk!
It’s hard to separate work from home when you’re at home and working. So setting strict “office hours” is really helpful in sticking to a batch working schedule.
I totally get it – meal prep is a lot of work and takes a lot of planning. But when you have meals ready to go, you’re not taking an hour out of your work day just to prep lunch.
Or team up with a friend to swap meal-plan lists with so you can try something new.
I know, easier said than done. This is where batch working comes in handy (see above). I also set a timer on my phone and tell myself I need to be finished by the time it goes off. It helps immensely! If you find yourself constantly distracted, here are some apps to help you stay on task:
When you work from home, it’s really hard to think of “home time” as anything other than “sleep and work time”. Everything can blur together, and without some fun activities thrown in, monotony can sneak in, fast. Some ideas to break up your work week:
If you’re a parent like me and you have kids at home, you can check out some ideas on how to keep them entertained while you work.