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Working From Home: The New Norm

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It’s been a while since the COVID-19 outbreak, and now many companies have been requiring their employees to work from home. It was a bit of a challenge for some businesses, companies and as for those who are not used to working at home or for those who don’t have an organized work station.  Well, your personal space is too different to a usual professional environment is some sense which can get in the way of the so called ‘productivity’.

It can take some time for some to get used to this new norm but here are some tips for you to make some adjustments.

1. Create your own working space

An effective work space is important for you to stay on track and get your things done. Confine your work space to a specific area of your home where you can concentrate enough against potential distractions.

2. Get Organized

Just like in office, it is essential to organize your things for you not to lose focus. Make sure you have everything you need in your working table. Also, keeping your work space tidy will not take you so much time to sort out things.

3. Effective Time Management

Three important words, and that is to ‘Manage Your Time’. It is important to have a defined schedule and stick to it. It’s your time to make a good habit of creating a structure of your tasks. Keep tabs on how much time you spend on each task but don’t forget to take some breaks even for a while, after all that is one of the perks in working at home.

4. Work and Life Balance

Always keep the lines of communication open between you and your boss and other team members. And after a reasonable day of work, put away your work tools or any work reminders to relax and have some ‘recharge’ moments with yourself and your family.

5. Motivate Yourself

Working from home in amid this pandemic might be a time for you to take your time in boosting your self-confidence, to recover your own lost inner peace and a time to set clear goals.

There are numerous perks to working from home and of course there are also many challenges. With these, it’s all about staying focused and doing your best. But always remember, everybody is different and have their own ways to deal with things.

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