April 15, 2019 By Jen Mathews
November 21, 2016
How to Get More Done and Survive the Holidays at Your Home Office
Gobble, gobble. The holidays are here and we’ve got some tips to help you survive!
The holidays are a time of the year when there is an entirely different slate of distractions and duties. Working from home can be a great way to balance your time and cut back on expenses, but you need to make sure you are doing it right. You’ll save real money on gas, parking, dry cleaning and much more (money that can go towards checking some items off Santa’s list perhaps?!). However, you’ll need a high level of self-discipline to make sure you are getting the most out of your work day, while still including time for family and friends. While many people have their own time-management systems that work best for them, some practices work well for just about everyone. Here are some of the best ways to get more done from your home office during this wonderful time of year.
Even if you don’t have an extra room in your home that can serve as an office, you can create divisions that not only help you get in working mode, but also let others know that you are at work and not really available to watch Frosty the Snowman. You may want to be really obvious about it and create an actual physical division.
Easier said than done with this one obviously. I know very few people who don’t spend a chunk of time on this each day, whether it’s on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, or whatever else. Social media is one of the biggest productivity killers you’ll face, and all the physical barriers in the world won’t help if you’re hopelessly addicted to it. Try and cut down on your social media time to keep distractions to a minimum this time of year. Also, if you use a messaging app while working, consider silencing it or getting your colleagues to move over to an app that isn’t as distracting and can actually help with your productivity.
If you work from home, you may not be getting paid by the hour, but you still need to know where your time is going. At the same time, it’s important that you also allow yourself breaks during which you can celebrate the holiday season. Tracking your hours helps you see just how much you have worked and can help you determine just how much time you can afford to take off.
Now go enjoy that turkey!
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