Staying Productive While Working From Home: 3 Tips to Enhance Focus

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Most people loved the thought of working from home before COVID-19 forced them to. Others have chosen to work remotely. Some have bounced back and forth and now don't have a choice but to work from home. 

Whichever of these categories you fall into there's no doubt you run into obstacles. You surely get distracted at times no matter how disciplined you are when working from home (WFH). 

Whether you're new to working remotely, need a reminder, or a kick in the butt to get your focus back; you should keep reading to learn three great tips for staying productive while working from home. 

1. Set a Time to Work 

Some of you may already be on a time clock while working from home. Others may just have a deadline or deadlines but can finish them at their own pace as long as their finished on time. 

I'm sure those of you who are "on the clock" know that you can still be easily distracted. 

I'm sure at first everyone working from home was very strict with their time and schedule, but as time went on that probably went by the wayside. And, your work or productivity suffered for it. 

Set a timeframe each day and stick to it. Make sure you show up for yourself, whether you're on a time clock or not. Show up and sit or stand at your desk and get it done. This will definitely enhance your focus level. 

2. Your Setup 

When people ask the question, "How to stay productive working from home?" My first answer after having a set time is your environment. What's your "office" like. Let's call it a work area. What's your work area like? 

You want to feel good but not too relaxed. You want to have things around you that inspire you to feel energized and be productive. Plus, you want to enhance your focus. 

You don't have to feel like you're in jail, but you don't want to feel like it's time to chill or lounge around. 

A standup desk is great to help with this. Standing desks have been shown to increase productivity. Plus, they're good for your health. 

You don't have to stand for 6-10 hours a day. Get an adjustable desk that you can move up and down when you need to have a seat for a while. 

3. Productivity Tools 

You can use several work from home productivity tools like office ergonomics to boost your production. Active chairs, anti-fatigue mats, and balance boards. Staying engaged and active while working from home is important. 

Remember, you're not even leaving your house so you don't even have the walk to your car as "exercise" in the morning. 

Moving and firing your muscles and joints make you more energetic, which will help your productivity levels. 

Staying Productive While Working From Home 

The times we live in call for us to make sure we are staying productive while working from home. It's easy to get distracted while losing energy and focus when working from home. But, using these three simple tips will work wonders when WFH. 

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