Successful Working From Home Habits

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So many people dream to work from home. Working from home seems to be a time, stress and eventually money (gas, lunch, coffee etc.) saver. And that is all true, except that when this opportunity finally arrives not everyone is able to stay as productive and focused at home as they are at their workplace. And that’s a main tricky part of “working from home challenge”.

To succeed and indeed stay productive and focused while working from home we all need to follow a certain pattern or set of rules and rituals. It is good to set up specific routine and transfer it into your habit after a certain amount of time.

After establishing my own working from home habits, I found, that I can be even more productive at home due do lack of additional distractions we usually may face at the office.

Extremely important is to have strong and positive relationships with your co-workers. Understanding good communication best practices may just be the most vital part of working remotely. Having this part covered, distance doesn’t harden at all peer to peer communication and its outputs.

So, what are those working from home habits and rituals that help bringing it to the most effective level? Here they are:

1. Establish a designated work area.

In my case, we literally build a home office in our house. But it shouldn’t be an entire room necessarily. Important is to have a specifically designated space. It should be a distraction-free setting that isn’t used for any other purpose. Keep this space decluttered as much as possible.

2. Do not work in your PJ’s

There is a bit of psychology in avoiding working in it. Pajamas are dedicated for relaxation and lazy mode and we totally do not need those states while working from home and trying to be productive.

3. Get started early.

That’s one of the beauties of working from home. Make yourself a coffee or tea, light breakfast. Then enjoy those while checking your emails and main tasks. Prioritize task for the day and get started ASAP before your motivation may be gone.

4. Structure your day.

Create your schedule around when most of your team is online and when you’re most productive.

If you work from home only certain days of the week a great idea would be to keep the same lunch schedule at home. Do your personal stuff only during this time frame. It is easy to get soaked in home duties, therefore the only time slot available for any of those should be official lunch break.

5. Set Yourself up!

Make sure, you are equipped with all programs and applications necessary to work remotely.

Have any productivity timers like “Pomodoro” ready and set.

6. Put Your Phone away!

Keep all social media and chats away till you are done with your task. When done, take a 5-minute break and then move to a next task.

Make surfing the internet or checking in on your social media a reward for completing a project, and when you do allow this sort of break, make it brief.

7. Take a short walk daily.

Walk is a moment to reflect on your work, generate ideas, or clear your head to get it next task ready.

8. Love what you do!

My biggest motivational secret is that I do love my job. I enjoy solving its puzzles, love communicating with my peers, am always and absolutely inspired by our company culture and work style.

When you love what you do there is no need for constant productivity and motivational techniques in place. Motivation is within. All you need is just to know your most productive hours and set main tasks and priorities during those time frames.

So, as we already know, working remotely can give you the freedom of flexibility, time, and a creative space. Take advantage of it and develop your own rewarding daily habits and experiences. Have your daily tasks done, don’t forget to move during the work day and enjoy a healthy lunch.

After all, establishing a most effective “working from home’ routine will take some time and experience. Meaning, the more you do it – the better in it you become.

If you are looking for ideas on how to organize your home office and make it a best place that suits your requirements please check Work from Home in Style: Best Tips for Designing your Home Office. article. It has a list of valuable tips to create a stylish and practical home office.


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    These are all really great tips. Whenever I work from home I also have to get dressed. If I’m in my pj’s then I’ll feel more like lounging around. It also helps to move and get fresh air. I sometimes make my designated area the deck.

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    The only con from working from home is the family disturbance anytime 😉 Otherwise, I usually prefer to be in PJ’s. Taking a short walk does help to refresh the mind.

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    Great tips, Nina! #2 especially I believe in. When I’m in my pjs, I find I’m not as productive. But when I get dressed, put some light make up on, get a morning run in, I get so much more done in less time! I guess maybe my mind is more focused??

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    I love how simple yet informative this post os. Every single point is relevant, I don’t work at home but even now as I leave my house every morning I can relate with the benefits of structuring my day, putting my phone away (I’m going to try only spend an hour per day on social media this week) and it is so important that we love what we do. Thank you so much for sharing once again

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