Working from home became a new normal for so many companies since 2020. Many people were unprepared and just went with the flow, but for a lot of workers a dream came true – no more commuting, early morning hours, spending time choosing outfits, etc. In 2023, staff are slowly coming back to the offices, but a lot of companies introduced hybrid work – a few days in the office and a few days at home, to maintain a healthy work/life balance. In these ever-changing circumstances, it is hard to stay productive. Here are some tips which can help you to stay on the path.

  • Stick to your working routine

When working from home, your day is typically more flexible than  when working in the office. But having a setup routine can bring a lot of positivity. It can make you feel more motivated and ready for the working day. Choose one thing you do before your typical working day in the office (having a cup of tea or putting make-up on), and stick to it.

  • Plan your day

Ahead of the day, plan your working time; ‘deep work time’ for hours when you are the most productive and ‘meeting time’ when your home is the quietest.

  • Create an effective workspace

One of the hardest things when working from home is to keep you away from distractions. Ideally, the home office should have a dedicated room, where you can switch off from the entire household and dedicate yourself to work. If you don’t have a spare room, at least a desk with an office chair can help you feel more organised and put you in the work mood.

Also, having professional office equipment will help you to stay more focused – a laptop, desktop, telephone handset, headset, planners, and wallboards for notes will help you organise your home office routine.

  • Set the boundaries

If you have kids at home or other family members living with you, you need to set a few rules for them – when they can enter your workspace or contact you during your working day. This way your work won’t be suffering and you can stay more concentrated on your work tasks.

Touch Blue can help you organise your home office – everything from the best remote work solutions to hardware and software, we have it all. Contact us today to find out more information.