Tips For Working From Home Effectively & Productively

  • May 04, 2020

Below is an excerpt from the original article, published on The Zoe Report, March 2020. To view the complete article, click here.

In speaking to productivity experts and career coaches, apparently the key here is to create boundaries for yourself that allow you to stay focused but also give you room to rest and take a breather (and even socialize!). To-do lists, optimized work environments, regular team conference calls, and a solid exercise plan are all crucial things to consider when building out your new WFH game plan. That said, there are some additional granular steps to take as well to make the transition easier.

Work From Home Tip: Get Up Early

Despite the inclination to sleep in now that you technically don’t have to commute to or even dress for the office, Antonia Hock, global head of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, who serves as a mentor and life/career coach to her team says rising an hour or more early from your start time is crucial. “So you have time and space for mindfulness or to do something you enjoy versus something you have to do,” says Hock of her reasoning. “How you spend your first hour of the day will determine how your day unfolds.”

Work From Home Tip: Play Some Music

And, most importantly, add some fun to the day via inspiring tunes. “Create a playlist of songs that get your energy up,” suggests Hock. “To help me attack my day and stay energetic, I am currently moving to a playlist of hip-hop and ‘70s music.”

To view the complete list of tips from various experts, explore the original article published on The Zoe Report, March 2020.