While the covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, several workers are forced to telecommute. Although avoiding traffic jams sounds like a dream to some, this way of working has its pitfalls. How do you stay productive without being distracted by household chores? In these times of crisis, we have listed a few useful tips and tools especially for you.
1) Maintain a steady rhythm
Does the alarm normally go off every day at 7:00 a.m.? Try to keep that rhythm! Of course you can take into account that you don't have to move, but still try to wake up at the same hour as much as possible. Then it's also important that you really feel 'human'. So don't stay in your jogging all day, just get dressed and take the time to take good care of yourself in the morning.
2) Separate your workplace from your place of life
In daily life you want to separate work and private life as much as possible, now try to do this as well. Create for yourself a place where you can concentrate optimally. Here we think of a desk or workbench. Not at your disposal? Don't worry, a kitchen table can serve as a workplace. Just don't forget to put away work related documents in the evening. When you don't see them for a while you don't have to worry about them either. So you can end the working day psychologically for yourself.
3) Take a productive break
Putting in a wash, making the beds, vacuuming quickly, ... These household chores sound very tempting and multitasking never seemed so easy. Try to get rid of it during working hours. Make use of the situation during the break by ticking some tasks from your to-do list. Moreover, you'll be away from the computer for a while and keep your brain awake by switching activities. A short walk through the street or a moment of reflection in the garden are also recommended.
Do you have any other problems with the infrastructure of your new workplace? In this uncertain period Buro International offers the possibility to buy an office chair online and have it delivered to your door. This for a greatly reduced price. A healthy attitude is just as important in your home office as it is at work. Of course you can still visit our webshop for other orders (unfortunately these can only be delivered back when the current situation is over).