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How to Stay Focused When Working From Home

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Person working on laptop

As more and more people have the opportunity to work from home, some people may find that it can be hard to stay focused and maintain the same amount of productivity as they would in a typical office setting. At Closet & Storage Concepts in West Berlin, we help our clients tackle these types of problems with customized storage solutions. Check out more tips below!

  1. Start Early

It can be tempting to sleep in when you work from home since you don’t have to commute to work. Resist this urge and get up early and kick off your workday. This will give you time to adjust and fully wake up, allowing you to be more focused when it is time to work.

  1. Get Into Work Mode

Change your mindset and get focused before you start your day. Taking a few minutes to set a roadmap can help you get and stay focused. Lay out key tasks that you need to accomplish before you can call it a day. Meditating for a few moments can also help you get into the right state of mind. Whether it’s meditating, getting out of your PJs, or straightening out your home a little bit before you start the day, taking a few reflective moments will prepare you for the day ahead.

  1. Have a Dedicated Work Environment

Custom white office built-ins A dedicated work environment (away from the couch) is key for helping you stay focused and increase productivity. Closet & Storage Concepts can help with this. From desks, cabinets, to shelves, we can help you build an office that you will love working in. A dedicated workspace ensures that there are clear limits between work and home. When you’re in your office you’re there to work.

  1. Cut Out Distractions

A dedicated workspace can help cut out distractions, but also considering noise and cutting out aimless sessions on social media sites will also help. If you prefer to work in a quiet environment, make sure the TV is off or try noise-cancelling headphones to help you stay focused. Alternatively, you can have ambient background noise if a completely quiet environment would make you go crazy.

It can be easier to become distracted when working from home. When it comes to shutting out aimless social media sessions or other tasks that take away from you doing real work, apps like Freedom or Cold Turkey can help. These sites help eliminate distractions and help you stay on task.

  1. Schedule Breaks

This one may seem counterintuitive, but scheduling breaks can help you be more productive and focused during working hours. One rule to follow is to take about a 15-minute break every hour. If this seems too frequent, consider a different using a different schedule. You could take a slightly longer break every two hours or even take a midday workout break. Getting blood pumping through your system and taking time away from work can help you feel refreshed. Alternatively, try taking a screen break about every half an hour. Taking your eyes off a computer screen to look around and to blink is great for eye health and helps you stay focused for more of your day.

Start making the most of your time when you work from home and create an environment that fosters productivity. Closet & Storage Concepts serving the greater Philadelphia-metro area is your choice for custom office storage.

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