One of the biggest challenges of being a remote worker is maintaining productivity. Working from home, at a coffee shop or at an office space for rent may involve distractions that could affect your productivity. Here are some tips to help you remain productive while working remotely.
Stick to a Schedule – Just because you can work whenever you feel like it, doesn’t mean you should. Working remotely requires as much discipline as working in an office environment, perhaps even more so. Sticking to a work schedule frees up more hours for you to do the things you want to do, maybe even take on a second job. Stop working when it’s time to clock out.
Find a Comfortable Work Environment – Different people prefer different work environments. Some claim that the noise in crowded coffeehouses helps them focus, while others prefer quiet spaces with minimal distractions. If you prefer working in an office-like environment, consider an office space rental or a coworking space. These facilities offer affordable desk space that can give you privacy, security and comfort, as well as other perks like fast Internet and even free coffee.
Avoid Social Media – Social media has changed the digital landscape in the past decade, and it’s hard to imagine anyone not having a Facebook or LinkedIn account. Not having someone at work looking over your shoulder while you check on your social media feed is considered a perk by some. But social media – along with video games, streaming TV and other distractions – can drastically affect your productivity. If you often find yourself opening a browser tab to check your feed, we recommend installing a browser extension that lets you block websites for a certain amount of time.
Take Breaks – Don’t forget to take breaks, especially if you tend to work long hours. In addition to avoiding stress and burn-out, taking breaks lets you “reset” your mind, allowing you to refocus and come up with better solutions.
To learn more about what an office and meeting space rental can do for you, call 191 Works today at (203) 405-0005. You can also fill out our contact form and one of our team members will get in touch with you.