Lifestyle Changes You Need To Make At Home To Stay Productive

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It can be challenging to stay productive when you’re working from home alone. But thankfully, there are various changes you can make to ensure you remain as productive as you would in the office.

Leveraging Productivity Apps 

When working from home, it’s easy to get distracted. And every time that happens, your productivity can suffer. Thankfully numerous work from home apps can help to keep you on track. For example, OmmWriter makes it easier to concentrate by effectively insulating your mind from distractions and setting up a direct line between your thoughts and the content you’re writing. 

Other excellent apps that can improve your productivity are Asana, which is designed to help teams of remote workers to organize, track, and manage their work, and the communication platform Slack, which includes helpful things like chat rooms organized by topics and direct messaging. 

Work Smarter, Not Harder 

Many home workers end up putting in more hours than they would at the office but still find they don’t get more done. If you’re perpetually working hard, it can actually be detrimental to your productivity. The answer is to find methods to be more productive in less time. 

One of the best ways of doing that is to measure your results, rather than your time. For instance, when you have a big project to complete, break it down into completable sections. Breaking down one major project into manageable tasks allows you to work smarter. 

Setting A Productive Mood 

You’ll probably already be aware that you need to designate a specific office space when you’re working from home so that you can focus on the tasks at hand. But there are other things you can do to set a productive mood. For instance, you could wear headphones so that you’re not distracted by noise. And seeing as your circadian rhythm plays a significant part in how your brain handles cognitive tasks, try using tools that can help you to get into a routine of completing tasks and taking regular breaks. That can be as simple as using pre-programmable smart light bulbs. 

The temperature of your workspace can also affect your productivity. Experts say the best office temperature for healthy production is between 70 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Self-Care 

It’s completely natural for your productivity levels to dip and rise, and you can manage those oscillations by taking better care of yourself. By introducing simple lifestyle changes, you can stay productive in your home-work and make you feel generally better. For example, exercise can increase your blood flow to help your brain tackle tasks better. 

Changing your diet can help as well. Wholesome intuitive eating is the way forward, and you can use meal tracking apps to help you find the right diet to keep you focused and productive. It’s also essential to get enough sleep as sleep deprivation can lead to memory issues and diminish your cognitive speed and accuracy. Aim to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night to ensure you stay productive when working from home.

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