Britt's Top Tips for Working from Home Effectively
Updated: Jan 27, 2021
1) Take time for you before you start to tackle your to-do list. I have a whole morning routine set up for myself and when I take the time for me, I feel better equipped to take on my workload.
2) Get dressed and get ready for the day like you have somewhere to be! Putting on makeup makes me feel way more productive. Sounds insane but it works for me. The other day I didn’t leave my house once and put on a full face, outfit, and booties and got so much shit done!
3) If you don’t have a set schedule for yourself, create one! In your phone calendar or planner, make appointments for yourself and stick to them! Time-blocking is everything. You can set timers for your work too if you want to focus on emails for 30 minutes etc. As much as you can, try to focus on one set of tasks at a time.
4) Decide on a place to work and make sure there’s no distractions in your place. I like to leave my phone in the other room and turn off notifications for texts if I’m working on my computer.
5) When you’re ready to work for the day, make a to-do list in order of priority to get done. This is also known as the Ivy Lee method.
6) Set specific hours for yourself to be working. I basically pretend I have a 9 to 5 with more freedom, some days I start working later and then I’ll work later into the night.
7) I like to weave non-work related tasks into my day just to take a “break” even if that’s like doing my dishes, or running an errand, calling a friend or my mom for 10 minutes, etc. You have to change things up so you don’t feel bored or stagnant. I love to go for a walk outside mid-day for a refresh.
8) I have blue light blocking glasses I use when working on my computer and they are amazing and I feel the difference when I use and when I don’t.
9) If music helps you focus, I like to put on jazz music while I work.
10) Last but not least, take care of yourself! Try to find a balance between being productive, while taking care of you and your mental health. I try to do one “self-care” thing every night.