Working from home is becoming the new normal right now during this coronavirus crisis; however, if you are working from home, it’s essential to complete work on time and still keep work momentum going.
If we return to work, you don’t want your work routine to change and create confusion or any issue for you when our life and work resume back to normal.
Whether you’re self-employed or working for a large company, you have to be productive. You’ll have lots of freedom, but you may feel lonely. If you’re not careful, poor eating habits could affect your health. If you want to enjoy working from home.
Hare Are 10 Work-From-Home Mistakes to Avoid
10.Eating too much
Working from home is great. The bathroom is close by. The coffee is cheap and made the way you like it. And there are lots of things to snack on. But grazing all day on snack foods isn’t good for your health or your waistline.
9.Not having a dedicated workspace
Working from home is surprisingly difficult. Pets and kids want attention. The phone rings. A neighbour stops by to say hello. You need to have a dedicated and quiet workspace. When you’re in your home office, you’re there to work. And if there are too many distractions, you can just close the door.
8. Not dressing the part
Sure, no one will see you sitting there in your PJs, but it will help your productivity if you dress for work. That doesn’t mean strict business attire. Just be presentable enough that if someone calls you for a video chat, you’ll look professional.
7.Not taking advantage of tax write-offs
If you work at home, especially if you’re self-employed, there are a number of tax benefits. You can write off things like office space, your cell phone and a portion of your utilities and car usage.
6.Not backing up your work
If you’re self-employed and work on a computer, you may not have an IT department worrying about your data. You’ll have to take care of it your yourself. The most important thing: backup your data.
Copy important files to an external hard drive at the end of each day. In addition, you should have an offsite backup that stores your data in the cloud.
5.Too many distractions
It’s easy to get distracted by things. Facebook? Close that window. Email? Shut it down. Phone ringing? Let voice mail take care of it. The fewer distractions, the more you’ll get done. Most things can wait an hour or two for your attention.
4.Trying to do too many things
Focus on the task at hand. Don’t try to make lunch, do the laundry, play with the dog and work all at the same time. If you have work to do, concentrate on that.
3.Not working fixed hours
Keep an eye on the clock and don’t work more than you would during a typical day in the office. When you’re done, step away from all things business and enjoy your personal time. Emails and everything else can wait until tomorrow. Try to keep a regular schedule as well.
2.Not taking a break
Remember to take breaks. Sitting at a computer for eight hours straight is terrible for you. Get up and walk around often. It’s easy to spread your work out and take little breaks — and it can make you more productive. Need a way to remind yourself when to work and when to take a break?
1.Taking too many breaks
One of the first things you’ll realize when you start working from home is that, well, you’re at home. If you’re not used to having the freedom of working on your own, your productivity can drop because you’re not working as hard as you should be.
Just because you’re at home, doesn’t mean you can slack off. In fact, more eyes will be watching you if you’re remote working. Put in a full day just like you would in an office.