(adapted from osce.org)
- Help yourself maintain focus
- Designate a particular area of the home to be your work area. When it is time to “leave work,” leave your materials there.
- Understand your regular “work rhythms” by scheduling more complex tasks for when you are most alert.
- Remain visible
- Set up regular checkpoints with teammates and supervisor so you can update others on your current tasks and progress.
- At the end of the day, inform relevant stakeholders what you have accomplished and provide timelines .
- General well-being
- Start work on time and finish on time by creating clear boundaries between work and life as much as possible.
- Set alarms to remind you to take breaks. Don’t fall into trap of being “overproductive” just because there are no distractions.
- Be mindful of your workspace, audio setup, and desk and chair comfort which can affect your posture and productivity.
- You may choose to wear work clothes or work shoes to trigger your brain to differentiate between work time and home time.