Coronavirus officially known as COVID-19, continues to spread across the nations of the world and it is disrupting life as we know it. As the World Health Organization officially declared the virus a “pandemic,” many major countries are implementing preventive measures to try to mitigate the number of cases. Major universities are moving to online classes and many public gatherings, the football season, parades and concerts have all come to a halt.
In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, many companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with an unusual challenge: working from home for the first time, full-time.
Even if you have done it before, working from home because of coronavirus might feel like a whole new world: It is probably sudden. It might be for an extended period of time rather than a day here and there. Your whole company is involved. And you can’t necessarily socialize in person outside of work. These tips will help you make sure that you are successful, both at getting your work done and at maintaining your mental well-being:
As Coronavirus spreads in the world, employers gear up for massive work-from-home experiment. While working from home, here are the best tips to be productive:
- Prepare a place in your house to work from
- Wake up every day on time
- Prepare breakfast for yourself and your family and make sure you eat something or drink a cup of tea/coffee before you start working
- Set boundaries between home life and work
- Communicate to your partner, roommate, parents you’re ‘in the office
- Know your distractions
- Make lists for everything (Plan your day)
- Avoid ‘quicksand activities’ aka distracting chores
- Put your phone away or mute it. You should pick up calls that are relevant to your work
- Take a lunch break
- Work in blocks, especially for the mums it works well to break for 10 minutes after every 2 hours to give a bit of attention to your kids.
- Make sure to move! Substitute exercise for your commute
- Decompress at the end of the day.
- These are not normal times, and we are encouraging everyone to practice all preventive measures to stay safe.
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