Wednesday, July 28, 2021

How to Ensure Working From Home Is A Success

 With the recent COVID-19 pandemic you may have been working from home quite a bit. This has been a benefit to some people as they have been able to spend more time with their family. However, trying to work from home and get everything done can prove a challenge especially if you are not used to it. Here is a handy guide to give you some tips on how to juggle work life and home life at the same time. 

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We have better productivity in the mornings so take advantage of this and complete all your work tasks in the morning and save your meetings and conference calls for the afternoon once productivity has slowed down a bit. Although everybody is different, so if you find yourself more able to focus around the hours of 12 and 4 then do your work during the time and video chats in the morning. 

Prioritize your workload, so if you know you have something important that needs to be done on a tight deadline then start with that at the top of your list and slowly work down it in levels of importance or due dates. 


Working from home you can come face to face with many distractions, this can include people knocking on your front door such as delivery men or postmen. It is so important to keep home life separate from work, if you have the kids or your partner at home with you try putting signs on your door in the area you are working to let them know there should be no disturbances.

If you are a single parent or if both you and your partner are working from home you could ask family members to help with childcare or hire a nanny to keep them occupied while you get your work finished. 

Put your phone down and put it on silent during the hours you are working so if it pings you won’t be tempted to pick it up and spend 10 minutes messaging or getting distracted by endless scrolling on websites. 

Work Environment

Think about where you are working. The right work environment is important for a number of reasons, the main one being productivity. Your workspace should be away from the main hustle and bustle of the house where you cannot be easily disturbed. A bedroom or spare room perhaps, where you can set up a desk and laptop or PC. 

You should think about using a room that has soundproofing. If you do not have a room with soundproofing and your home has space then why not think about moving your office into the garden. You could place a summer house and install soundproofing insulation so outside noises do not bother you. 

Regular breaks 

Finally, while you are working in a normal office you are entitled to regular breaks, either to get a drink, use the toilet or just stretch your legs a bit. While you are working from home it is still okay to take these breaks, don’t think just because you are in the comfort of your own home that the breaks have to end.

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