Ah, working from home. Most of us are at home with online classes and remote work for the foreseeable future. While necessary, it can be a little inconvenient for those of us who are easily distracted. In this post, I’m here to help you minimize distractions at home so you can stay productive. Keep reading for my top 3 tips to stay focused!
1. LOG OUT OF SOCIAL MEDIA DURING THE WORK DAY
If you find yourself aimlessly scrolling through Instagram while you’re supposed to be working, log out of the app in the morning before you get to work. Then if you open the app, you’ll have to log back in to see anything. Most likely you’ll feel too lazy to go through the login process and it’ll make you aware of the fact that you need to get back to work.
2. SET UP A SPECIFIC OFFICE SPACE
Find an area in your house where you can have a desk and chair and set it up to look like your office! Making you feel like you’re in an office will make you automatically feel more productive which will help you get more done. Being in that office headspace will help to minimize distractions. You’ll get a lot more work done than if you are sitting on the couch with the tv right in front of you the whole day.
3. WHITE NOISE
I used to do this all the time at school when my roommates were hanging out in the living room and I needed to get a lot of work done. You can use a white noise machine if you have one, but what I do is pop in some earbuds and YouTube search “white noise.” There are tons of videos that hours long so you can just start the video and forget about it. This really helps to keep you focused on your work so you don’t get distracted by conversations happening around you that aren’t important.
If you’re finding the adjustment to working from home difficult, don’t sweat it! So many people are dealing with the same transition right now, and there’s definitely a learning curve if you’re used to going into work every day. Use these three tips to help minimize distractions during the workday and remember, everyone is dealing with the same frustrations and worries, so you are not alone! Don’t beat yourself up if you’re not 100% productive during this time. Just try your best and you’ll get better as it goes on!
What do you do to minimize distractions while working from home? Let me know in a comment! Also, if you liked this post, be sure to click here to subscribe to emails and follow me on Instagram @successandselfcare!