Have you been working from your apartment? Many people have been instructed to avoid the workplace to work from home, and this has opened up many opportunities to work-from-home full time. In fact, some companies have completely closed their physical offices because they have recognized the productivity of their staff when working from home during the peaks of the pandemic. At our apartments for rent in Ft Myers, FL, we have spacious apartment layouts that make working from home much easier on our residents. Even though you may have the space, you may still struggle with time management. Follow these tips to better manage your time when you are working from home.
Allow yourself to take breaks, take walks, and take some time away from your desk during the work day. Typically, this would happen when you are at the office, so be sure to give yourself this time when you are working remotely as well. To be more intentional with your breaks, schedule them into your day. Set timers to let yourself know when it's time to get back to work after a quick break. This will hold you accountable and allow you to stay focused on timing for your breaks.
At the end of each work day, prepare for the next day. Write down some tasks that you can start your day with, and list high-priority tasks so that you know what you need to focus on. By planning your day, you will avoid starting each morning by mindlessly scrolling through new emails and searching for tasks. Instead, you can get right to work.
Avoid moving around too much during the day. Some people work in their kitchens, others work in the living room. Take the time to designate a particular work space that is most convenient and efficient for your work day. When you keep all of your work belongings in one area, you won't need to scramble for certain supplies when you need them. Instead, you'll have everything you need right there.
Everyone dislikes phone calls that could have been emails. Don't be that guy. Instead, be productive and effective with your communication. If you can, email people or send them a direct chat. When you need to set up a meeting, be sure to have an agenda outlined so that you stay on task and on topic. Be sure not to waste too much time talking about unrelated topics that lead down the wrong path.
These are a few tips you should follow to manage your time when you are working at home in your apartment. By setting aside a space and minimizing the distractions each day, you can find success working from our apartments for rent in Ft Myers, FL. Contact us to schedule a tour to check out our spacious apartment layouts currently available.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.