The data is in. Recent studies have shown that people are continuing to find it difficult to have steady and quality production while working from home. As businesses’ around the country continue to mandate that employees work remotely, individuals are oftentimes left to figure out a WFH structure that makes the most sense to them.
That being said, there are several quick tips to keep in mind not only to enhance overall productivity but to also boost your immune system as we head into flu season.
Seems like a no-brainer right? Due to fast pace nature of mornings and schedules, many individuals skimp on breakfast, neglecting a full nutritional start to their day. According to recent studies by Kellogg Company, only 34% of Americans eat breakfast every day. Make sure to kickstart your day right with a healthy breakfast that gives you the energy to work at a highly productive level all day.
15-minute breaks are a vital part of the workday. An individual’s focus oftentimes starts to wear off after 1-2 hours of work. Make sure that you schedule 15-minute breaks to go for a walk, get a snack, or just decompress.
Get at Least 7 Hours of Sleep
For most employees, the workday starts between 8-9 am. That being said, it is recommended to go to bed around 9:30-10:00 in hope that you have a solid 7+ hours of sleep prior to getting started. Make sure that your sleep schedule a-lots enough time for you to wake up and have a moment of peace prior to getting to work.
Organize Your Workspace
A Princeton University study found that individuals that work in a decluttered/clean environment have an easier time at problem-solving, thinking creatively, and staying motivated. Set aside 5 minutes at the end of each day to organize your desk/workplace, so that you can start the next day off on the right foot.
Get Techie and Share with Friends
As you continue to adapt to new life normalcies, it’s important to find ways to hold yourself accountable in an attempt to build positive habits. To help assist with this effort, there are dozens of great “habit tracking” apps available to help promote behaviors. One that we like best is called HabitShare (Available on both iOS and Android). HabitShare gives users the ability to track tasks as well as share them with others; promoting a network that holds each other accountable. Be sure to check it out!