Are you working from home, trying to get more done, but aren’t getting much accomplished? You are not alone in the world. The world is constantly busy, constantly working, and still many people feel as if they aren’t as productive as they were in the past. Most people are trying to do too much at once.
The reality is that it’s only making it more difficult to get anything done at all. It’s important to pay attention to these work from home hacks so that you can increase productivity and get more done!
Work From Home Hacks to Help You Get More Done
Stop and Breathe
One way to become more productive is to stop and breathe. Be aware of what’s going on around you, in your mind, and in the moment. Take a few moments when you’re feeling overwhelmed and unproductive to stop and breathe.
Breathing slowing and deliberately clears your mind and enables you to focus. Plus, what is THAT important that you are getting so worked up about? Your health is what’s most important.
Notice What You’re Feeling
When you’re not feeling productive, it’s important to stop and figure out why.
Are you doing too many things at once and feeling lost in the process? Maybe you are feeling rushed.
If you are feeling rushed, upset, or like you’ll never get anything done, then it’s time to stop and understand what you are feeling. It’s time to figure out what you’re feeling and write it down. When you write it down, you can see what’s really bothering you and making you feel this way. You can check that off your list immediately by handling it.
A good example is perhaps you have to leave for the evening, but you have a long to-do list. However, you can’t seem to finish because you really want to come home to a clean house.
You can’t focus on your work until your house is straightened up. So, spend some time cleaning it up. Stop what you’re doing and take a few moments to wipe down the counters or start some laundry. Once it’s off your mind, you have more time to focus on the things you were doing.
Accept Things You Can’t Control
You can’t control everything in your life and it’s time to accept that. When you’re mindful of the fact you can’t control something right this second for whatever reason, you’re able to focus on what you can control.
It helps with work, it helps at home, and it helps with your productivity. Make a list of everything you’re doing. Take the time to separate it by what you can control and what you can’t. That reminder will help you feel more motivated to handle what you can.
Take a Break From Working
Are you working yourself to death, but not being very productive? You may be distracted. Taking a break from work and refocusing is such a good thing. Taking the time to focus on where you are and what you are doing is key. People who are busy never really get a chance to rest because they are always thinking about work. When they are at work, they are thinking about being at home.
You can’t be at your best tomorrow if you don’t allow your mind and body to rest today. Take some time to just be where you are. On your day off, focus on your family.
Make sure you give them your attention and not just your physical presence. Enjoy time with your friends. Throw yourself into your chores, your home improvement project, and hobbies. Then, when Monday rolls back around, you’ll have a lot more energy and the ability to concentrate on the tasks at hand.
Ditch Multitasking For Good
Multitasking is often a mindfulness killer. You’re barely aware of what you are doing because your mind is juggling half a dozen other projects at the same time. This is not the path to productivity and progress.
A better approach is to go all-in on a single task. If you could only accomplish one task today at work, what would it be? Once you are aware of your highest priority for the day, set yourself to work on that task.
Close the door, shut off your phone, and get to work. Then dive down into that work and don’t come back up for air until it is complete. Focusing on one thing at a time will help you get more done.
Being productive doesn’t always come so easily. Take the time to practice these tips to make them a reality for you on a daily basis. Your mind and body know what you want and need, but you need to learn how to listen to those parts of your body.
Which of these work from home hacks do you plan on using to help you be more productive and get more done? I’d love to hear all about your tips.
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