Working From Home? Smash Your Targets With These Productivity Hacks

By Kanyi M

Working from home is excellent. You get to expand your income and stay connected with family, friends, employers, and the rest of the world without having to leave your apartment. Just make sure you’re actually productive while you’re in there. And how do you ensure that? By following these productivity hacks!

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1. Set Clear Goals

It can be easy to wander from task to task when you work from home. But when you create clear goals for your day, it’s much easier to stay on track. For example, set a goal of three blog posts a day. This gives you something to strive for and helps eliminate procrastination.

2. Organize Your Workspace

Your home isn’t the most traditional office space, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t manage it properly. When you clean off your desk and organize your workspaces and offices (if you have more than one room), it becomes easier to concentrate better because there’s less clutter and distraction in the room.

3. Write notes after every meeting

It’s easy to forget about things when you’re out and about, but that’s not why you take notes of meetings. You write them down so you can reference them later on. This way, when you’re at home, you won’t forget important details and can finish your work.

4. Get a physical planner

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Ok, so maybe a planner is a little bit more formal than an old pen and paper, but it still helps you stay organized and keeps notes in one place that is easy to access at all times – without having to look through every single piece of paper in your desk drawer again.

5. Schedule your time

I know, I know – scheduling your time isn’t exactly fun. But it’s an essential part of staying productive when you work from home. When you decide how much time each day you’re going to spend working – whether it be 30 minutes or five hours – you can better plan out your day and stay focused on the most important tasks.