Top 10 Productivity Tips When Working From Home

by Khent Gerald Barangas on May 01, 2023

Productivity tips when working from home

Thanks to the power of technology and the ever-changing nature of work, more and more people are enjoying the flexibility of working from home. Imagine being able to work and earn while completing your task from the comfort of your home, in your pajamas, and while sipping on your favorite coffee. That sounds like a great way to live (or work), right? Unfortunately, the answer may not be the same for everyone.

While many people benefit from the work-from-home setup, others struggle with productivity and creativity. They find themselves constantly surrounded by distractions at home.

The good news is: there are plenty of ways to stay productive while working from home even in less-than-deal situations. The following work from home productivity tips below can help you make the most of your space and time.  

Setup Your Workspace

Clean and minimalist home office set-up

Having a specified workstation is crucial when you work from home to set boundaries between work and personal life. Our workspace can affect our concentration and so our productivity. A cluttered workspace with limited space can be distracting. However, you don't necessarily need a large space to be productive. Just a clean and organized table with a comfortable chair will do.

Positioning your work table near the window is a good work-from-home strategy. This is the best corner of the house as natural light and air can easily come in. Natural light help reduce eye strain and promote a more positive mood. Furthermore, having good ventilation can be beneficial for both physical and mental health.

Invest in the right work equipment

Home Office Furntiture

This is perhaps the most obvious work-from-home productivity tip, but we need to stress this out, for people who are struggling in being productive at home.

Having the right home office furniture and equipment is definitely a game changer. It can motivate you to stay focused and get things done more efficiently. Aside from a computer and high-speed internet, we recommend investing in an ergonomic chair and table.

Try the Qoncept Ascend premium desk. This office desk allows you to adjust the height of your workspace to improve your posture. This standing desk can also help you maintain a healthy balance of activity while working.

As for a chair, our top pick is the Parker high-back office chair, also from Qoncept Living. It also features an adjustable seat allowing you to customize the height depending on your needs. Plus, the nylon mesh materials used in the backrest amplify the comfort of the seating. 

Add plants to the room

Putting plants on work table for productivity

Do you know that plants in your workspaces can increase productivity? A 2014 research by the University of Exeter found that employees’ productivity jumps 15% when previously ‘lean’ work environments are filled with just a handful of houseplants.

So, why not place a few indoor plants in your workstation? It can also serve as a natural decoration that can help you achieve a minimalist work setup.

Be organized with the right storage solution

Home office organizer

Being organized with your office essentials can directly impact your productivity while working. Our tip is to find the right storage solution that can eliminate clutter from your desk. Choose office storage that is stylish enough to serve as your backdrop during video conferences.

The Harper from Qoncept might be your best option. This 5-layer drawer provides enough space for your office supplies and documents. Its minimalist design can also enhance your home office aesthetic.

Polish Your Morning Routine

Want an easy tip for working from home effectively? Wake up and prepare early. Don’t skip your breakfast. You need it to function effectively for the whole day.

If you prepare early, you will also have time for breakfast. Having light exercise to jumpstart your day is also a good work-from-home strategy. It can warm up not only your body but also your brain. Make this a routine to stay productive when working from home.

Learn how to prioritize task 

Prioritizing task using a gadget

Working from home goes beyond just the environment. Sometimes, managing multiple tasks can be a real struggle. Struggling to prioritize with too much on your plate? Here's a simple yet powerful tip: write down all your tasks. As you write out your tasks, you'll gain clarity on their importance. This allows you to prioritize and develop a plan to complete everything on time.

Close your door

Closing door to avoid distraction while working from home

According to Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, keeping the door to your workspace closed can help separate you from other household members and reduce the potential for interruptions. By creating a physical barrier, you can establish a sense of privacy and signal to others that you are working and should not be disturbed. 

Dress Properly 

common attire when working from home

The remote work policy is a great opportunity for you to wear your comfy pajamas while working. We know you love that. But if you’re struggling to be productive, ditch the PJs.

Try dressing professionally every time you are on your workstation. This can help you draw a fine line between work and life. Plus, you'll always be ready for an urgent video conference.

Learn to Take a Break

Taking a break when working from home

Many employees may achieve work and life balance when they work from home. But this may not apply to all workers. In fact, some tend to work longer hours at home. Some are even working during the weekend to complete all their task. This isn’t good.

It’s true, you may complete all your task but it ight come at a cost – burnout. So, learn when to take a break. Try also taking a pause in between your task, especially if you are already working for long stretches of time.

Reward Yourself 

traveling to reward self

Here's a productivity hack many forget: reward yourself after completing tasks. Think of it as a way to keep your motivation fueled. Reward yourself with something you truly value, be it a delicious meal, a well-deserved break, or even a small step towards your dream vacation.

When completing a big project, why not treat yourself to that dream vacation? By associating completion with something you truly value, you'll be more motivated to tackle your entire to-do list.

Find Work-From-Home Essentials at Qoncept 

As more and more people are shifting towards remote work, having the right furniture and equipment can make a significant difference. Qoncept Living provides a wide range of products that cater to the needs of people working from home. From ergonomic chairs to quality desks and storage solutions, we offer all the gears you need to boost your productivity and overall work experience.

Visit Qoncept product catalog regularly so you won’t miss the best offer and deals available. Also, don't forget to check out our official online stores on Shopee and Lazada for more quality home office essentials. 

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