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Most of us are expecting even more government lockdowns and border closures in the coming weeks—if we are unable to contain the Covid-19 spread. For freelancers like us, the feeling of lockdown isn't really impacting us, since we are used to be working from home all the time.
But regardless how prepared we are, we cannot control the environment and it is common for us to feel vulnerable, worried and above everything, not productive.
What you will find next are some of the best tricks I use to get shit done while working from home.
The most important part about getting things done while working from home is having a schedule. A schedule can be many things (depending on your liking and preferences).
For me, my schedule is divided into morning, afternoon and night routines—each one 'set' consists of working, networking, taking breaks, moving around, working out and spending time with my wife and two kids.
For you who have pet(s) at home, you know exactly what I mean!
They need our attention and it is important to spend some time with them daily too.
Having them is good for companion but they can be a huge distraction.
I used to work 5 hours in a row without any breaks in the middle and I noticed that I am less productive that way. The right way is to take a break once every 2 or 3 hours of work.
Working from home can be a little quiet because it is always you and the laptop. Therefore, use the breaks in between to communicate with your housemates, spouse, kids or even do a simple Facebook/YouTube live!
Mingling around after hard work will bring you back to track and feeling lively.
Every night, I spend a full hour reading to get new ideas and to relax my mind. Click here to get some of the best books (that I personally love) on Amazon.
Social media is one of the biggest distractions for me. When I work, I turn off or close any possible connections with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.).
When I exclude social media in my work, I noticed that I'm more focused on my work and I am able to concentrate better too (no distraction from the notifications).
Wait, what does this means?
Remember the part about having a schedule?
Clarity means that you know exactly what needed to be done for the day (which you had outlined them in the to-do list).
Persistent means that there will be many distractions that will sway you away from completing the job at home.
If you want to get shit done while working at home, you need to make sure that you complete all the tasks given in a single day without bringing them forward to the next day.
Make no mistake.
It is okay to bring forward some tasks to the next day if you are feeling unwell (for example), but having too many of these will train your mind that "it is okay NOT to complete the work on time".
Most freelancers who work from home will feel that they are alone fighting the never-ending battle.
What they didn't know is that help is always just one step away.
Help comes in many forms and for me, help means getting the right motivation to keep moving forward even when the odds are against me.
For me, I use a mixture of videos and books to keep myself motivated throughout the day.
Here are some of the best videos and books you should be watching and reading today:
Let me remind you that there will always be challenges and distractions when you decide to work from home (especially with the Covid-19 world issue).
There are many productivity hacks that you can practise, including the above ones to ensure that you are working at your level best.
With this, I hope that you are taking care of yourself from the deadly virus (Covid-19) and at the same time, making enough money to sustain!
Young at heart and a deep passion for entrepreneurial success, Reginald is devoted to share everything he had learned about online marketing with the public. Follow him for more awesome postings.
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