Sixteen Tips To Work From Home Effectively

1. Prepare Your Workspace

  • Your chair should be set to a height that allows your feet to reach the ground (or better yet, stand!).
  • Keep your hands on the table or keyboard stand.
  • Keep your head tilted slightly forward. There should be about 20” between your eyes and the screen.
  • Lower and relax your shoulders, and try not to tense up your neck.

2. Make Sure You Have the Right Equipment

  • Monitors
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Display cables and adapters
  • Read-protected screens
  • Headphones
  • Notebook stands
  • Charging device
  • Comfortable chair

3. Act Like You’re Going to Work

4. Agree With Colleagues about the Main Communication Channels and Tools

5. Talk to Colleagues

6. Set a Schedule and Stick to It

7. Take Breaks

  • At the end of each hour, rest for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Try to eat lunch at the same time. (Better yet, prepare your lunch in the evening of the previous day.)
  • During lunch, don’t look at your work chat or think about work.
  • Go outside and take a walk in the fresh air.

8. Minimize Distractions

  • If you don’t need your phone, put it on silent or airplane mode.
  • Disable app notifications during periods of focused work.
  • Use noise-canceling headphones to avoid distracting sounds.
  • Let your loved ones know when you’re busy with work so they can contact you after hours.

9. Coordinate Your Work Schedule with Your Family

10. Interact with People

11. Separate Your Personal and Work Life

12. Be Physically Active

13. Set Aside Time for Lunch

14. Say “Stop” to Yourself

15. Make Time for Personal Matters

  • Go for a 15-minute walk.
  • Read a chapter from a book.
  • Call a friend or relative.

16. Look After Your Eye Health

  • Reduce your use of social media.
  • Go out for a walk during breaks.
  • Turn off work notifications until the next business day.
  • Clean up your laptop or computer after work.

Concluding Thoughts

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