Staying productive every day in a remote work arrangement can be one heck of a challenge. Family, kids, social media and notifications, can factor up as distractions, affecting your productivity and making it tough for you to finish off your assigned project within the pre-defined deadline

Fortunately, there are different ways you can shut off all distractions and stay focused & productive the entire day. In this blog, we have shared five tips on how you can boost your productivity in a work-from-home setup. 

Plan Your Day a Night Before

Managing work-from-home days can be frustrating without a proper schedule. And if you’re a working mom or dad, you very well know the struggle of dealing with miscellaneous tasks. To avoid wasting your time during the working day, plan your day the night before. 

Make a schedule that lists out everything, including how many hours you will be working with utmost concentration, when to take out time for kids, when to take breaks, etc. This will ensure time management. 

Make Your Own Workstation

Although it can be tempting to work from your couch or bed, try to set up a customized workstation. It is advised to have an actual desk or office space with an ergonomic chair for your comfort and health concerns.

Additionally, choose bright light for better focus and concentration. You can also let the natural light come in or use a table lamp that offers a light-adjusting feature. Moreover, stock up on office supplies and accessories you may need close at hand, such as a printer, paper, headphones, etc. 

Have a Secure Internet Connection 

You can’t stay productive if your work-from-home setup doesn’t have a secure internet connection. If your system has any connection glitches, make sure to convey it to your reporting manager or get it resolved by yourself. For instance, employees using Mac often report an insecure internet connection on safari. 

To fix it, you can either visit to find the issue by yourself or contact your company’s network administrator. 

Take Frequent Breaks 

Working for long hours brings creativity, and productivity is a myth. If you really want to charge up your productivity level, take frequent breaks and get your mind off work a bit. And don’t get sucked up in scrolling your phone during the breaks. 

Instead, utilize this time to maybe play with your kids, take your pet for a walk, or just talk to your partner. The idea is to forget about work and refresh your mind to recharge your body.

Get Rid of Distractions

Lastly, eliminate all possible distractions. The prime example would be smart devices, be they your phone or tablet. You might not even know how much time you spend mindlessly scrolling on your phone. This not only kills your time but makes you physically and mentally tired. 

To avoid this, you can ask your partner to keep you engaged during breaks and ensure that you don’t spend much time on gadgets. 

To Wrap It Up 

Remote work setups have become the new normal even in the post coronavirus pandemic era. While it’s a great opportunity for employees considering their safety & health, being productive in a work-from home setup is a challenge. Make use of these tips to stay productive while enjoying the comfort of remote work. 

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