The laptop lifestyle businesses. A lifestyle which has become a trend which has been adopted by a majority of the youth. This lifestyle, in most cases, demands working from home where your home is your workstation every other normal working day. This lifestyle mostly applies to bloggers, content creators and the ‘work online’ or self-employed work niches.
When starting to work from home, one will get excited because of the flexibility it will offer to set one’s own schedules and how it will basically improve our social lives. Compared to working from an office desk where you have to wake up early to attend a 9am – 5pm job, working from home has way more freedom and time available to accomplish tasks at one’s own will. However, over time, one may lose the motivation to do anything. The situation may get dreary and one will start considering having an office job to break less productive habits that may crop up over time.
For some people, working from home may be a part time activity from either studying or choosing to be a stay-at-home parent. Both these situations offer challenges ranging from studying and doing assignments to raising children and maintaining total house order respectively. How can one remain productive and accomplish daily tasks while working from home? this tips will hopefully guide you on achieving a productive laptop lifestyle.
Get a home office room/space
one way to make sure you get work done at home is have a station where you can work. A space where you will avoid destruction at all cost especially when you have children. Your home office could a be a desk and chair. Don’t expect to get work done while in pretending to work from your bed in your pyjamas. This will be next to impossible.
Getting an home office space also gives you the advantage of having all your work related documents and tools all at one place. Whether it’s your laptop, camera, appliance chargers, diary, notebook and any other office necessities. They will be easily accessed in one place.
Having a home office also ensures you get the office feel even when at home and eventually get work done.
Schedule break intervals even when at home. When you are feeling overwhelmed, one needs to take a break and refresh. You will also need to eat and re-energize your body. Take time to eat. Do not be in such a rush that you eat while you work. Remember, you are at home, you have the freedom of flexibility and setting your own break. Take the upper hand in planning your day including breaks.
Surround yourself with Positive energy
Sometimes when nothing seems to go your way during the week, especially when you have a lot to do, one will tend to procrastinate. Laying of work to be done tomorrow which will be forwarded to next week will not make you productive.
To ensure you remain productive, surround yourself with positive energy. This could be from the pictures you display on your desk or around your work station, flowers to even the wall paper on your laptop. Does it self-motivate you to get work done?
Positive energy also includes clearing your desk with clutter. Clutter tends to cloud our minds and make us think we have way to much work to do. Have a clean and clear working space when your thoughts and creative energy will freely run through the room and ensure you stay productive.
Staying indoors all day can be lethargic. To avoid feeling out of order, take a walk, cycle, go to the market just because you need to and not because you have a tonne of shopping to do.
Attend events when you are invited for one. You can even look for events so that you can at least be able to leave the house if taking a walk seems like way too much hustle. Visit a friend, even for coffee or lunch. Staying way too long at home will make you miss a lot on what is happening outside the online virtual world of the laptop lifestyle.