How to focus, stay productive, and make your best ideas happen while working from home
The Covid-19 has changed the way we work. In just a couple of weeks everyone who could do it, switched over to working from home (WFH). At the moment of this writing (a little over a year into the pandemic), many of us are, in some capacity, still working remotely.
It’s unclear how the work-life will change in the future, but chances are that more flexible arrangements will be available. In other words, WFH is likely going to be the skill of the future. And just like any other skill, it can be learned.
WFH has many benefits:
- time and money saved on commute
- the ability to run quick errands
- higher autonomy
However, there are also downsides:
- the lack of accountability
- potentially more distractions
While WFH, the entire responsibility is on you to organize your hours, days, and weeks. The focus, in particular, can be a challenge because most of us associate our homes with relaxation rather than with focus.
Some ideas from this article will help you open up the time to focus, while others will help you preserve your energy. Some are formulated as mindset shifts, and some as design or habit tweaks.
I hope you’ll like and implement these strategies- that’s how you’ll see the results effectively. Whatever you do, I firmly believe your home can be the space from which your new big idea can sprout into something awesome and unmistakable. Here’s to your WFH success!
🎯 1. Manage outcomes, not hours
The 8-hour workday was invented in the industrial age. Worker unions fought hard to get ‘8 hours of work, 8 hours of sleep, and 8 hours for whatever we please’. In the 21st century and the era of knowledge work, a conventional 8-hour workday is obsolete. Our minds cannot work effectively for 8 hours 5…