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How to Manage Your Time When You Are Working From Home

How to Manage Your Time When You Are Working From Home

How to Manage Your Time When You Are Working From Home

Have you been struggling to work from home during the pandemic?  Because you aren't used to designating parts of your apartment to become work space, it can be a difficult adjustment to make.  At our spacious apartments in Ft Myers, FL, we offer our residents plenty of space to set up work desks while not impeding on living space.  It makes working from their homes a much more manageable and less stressful task.  Working from home can be done effectively by following these few tips.

Create a Work From Home Schedule

First, you need to create an organized to-do list with the tasks you need to accomplish when you are working that day.  When you create your schedule, list the most important and then the most urgent tasks first.  Then, everything else will come after.  This will help you to accomplish necessary tasks before you work on tasks that have less importance or later deadlines.

Prioritize Urgent Tasks

When you are writing out your schedule for the day or for the following day, you'll want to prioritize the important and critical tasks.  This will help you to successfully manage tasks throughout your entire work day, and it may even help you to eliminate tasks that aren't important for that specific day.  By eliminating tasks, you'll be able to focus more on the important jobs.  

Assign Times to Tasks

Once you decide what you need to accomplish that day, you want to consider how much time to allocate to each task.  Consider how much time that task will take you, and then write out that time.  When you are working to accomplish that specific task, you want to keep that time in mind.  If you are going over the time limit you've assigned, you're likely not focused solely on that task and you'll need to make adjustments.  Stay focused on the task and the time you've allocated to that task, and you'll find that you reach more goals throughout your work week.

Say No (When You Can)

In order to reach full productivity on the tasks you've been assigned, you might need to learn how to say no to any other extraneous tasks that come your way.  Declining another task will only keep you free to accomplish the ones already on your plate.  If you cannot decline a task, consider how you can delegate any of the tasks on your schedule by utilizing your team or coworkers.  This will help you to focus on the most important tasks but also still working as a team to make your boss happy.

Avoid Distractions

A work day can be full of distractions and interruptions that take away our abilities to fully focus on the task at hand.  These range from talkative family members, text messages from friends, and internet browsing.  These distractions are everywhere when you work from home, so it is important to strategize how we can minimize them.  Consider silencing your phone or notifications, or close your office door to avoid family or roommates walking past.  By minimizing distractions, you'll be able to have a more productive work day.  You will be shocked at how many tasks you can cross off your to-do list.

These are a few tips you can follow in order to successfully work from home when you are living in our apartments in Ft Myers, FL.  Our apartments make working from home enjoyable by removing the stress and providing you spacious apartment layouts that are conducive to productivity.  Contact us to hear about our available units today.