All of us have gotten used to the idea of working from home. But while some of us prefer going to the office and working from a proper office, a lot of us are more productive working remotely. There are many benefits of working remotely such as saving commute money as well as money for formal outfits. For a lot of us who love to travel and explore new places, remote working has provided us with an opportunity to do so.
But at the same time, remote working has its disadvantages. When you don’t have a supervisor or colleagues around you, finding motivation may become difficult. When you don’t have a structured schedule, managing your time effectively becomes quite arduous. Hence, many companies utilize an online timesheet calculator to keep track of your working hours. While this may seem a little bit overbearing at first, it can help you manage your time in an efficacious manner.
Here are some ways that will help you manage your time effectively while working remotely and find more time for yourself.
Stan Your Plan
Your work demands you to complete certain goals by specific deadlines. So, make daily and weekly plans to complete those goals within a given time frame. And planning does not only include your work schedule but also your daily schedule. If your work has flexible hours, then fix your time frame depending on the time of the day you are most productive. And stick to your plan!
Stay Ahead of Your Schedule
For the majority of us, there are days when we can be unbelievably super productive and days when we are as slow as a sloth. Often our mind is just not ready to work and that is pretty normal. So, on your productive days, do a little extra work. This will help you meet deadlines ahead of time.
Let’s say, for example, if your deadline for a project is the 25th of this month, then commit to complete the work by the 23rd instead. This way, if there are any last moment changes required by your senior, you won’t feel stressed and will be easily able to do the work with a clear mindset.
No! Stop using your comfortable bed as your workspace. This will not only make you less productive but the posture isn’t correct for your physical health. Place a table and a chair in a room that has good lighting. Place all your work-related things on that table so that you don’t waste time going to fetch those things.
Take Short Breaks
Sitting in front of your screen for long hours is not good for your body as it will make your body go stiff. Take short breaks and stretch a little to keep your body from stiffening. Have some tea or coffee during breaks – although in moderation.
Take Some Time to Socialize
When you work remotely, you don’t get to communicate with your colleagues as much and communication is essential after all humans are social beings. Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, or an ambivert, take some needed time to socialize whether through phone calls or weekend hangouts. If you have a friend, you can work out with every day, go for it. Downtime is essential!