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My top 3 Useful Hacks for Working from Home

bobbyiliev profile image Bobby Iliev Originally published at devdojo.com ・2 min read

Many people have been working from home since the pandemic started. The world lockdown had inflicted different changes in the daily life of everyone.

In order to work effectively, you will need to change some of your habits and daily routines.

Here are 3 useful hacks, which will make your work from home pleasant!

☀ Create a Morning Routine

It can help you to boost-start your day and will give you time for yourself or for your family before work.

It is important to know when your working day will start. Your morning routine could include anything from drinking a glass of coffee, doing yoga, or having a nice breakfast.

The morning routine is a fundamental key for a successful start of the day.

💺 Comfortable chair

Every remote employee should have a dedicated workspace. Not everyone can afford an entire room, but I believe that having a corner of a room is good enough as well.

It is important to associate a place in your house or a flat where you only do work, this would help your productivity a lot.

The chair is a crucial part of your workspace. It will help you feel good during the whole working day and save you from terrible back pain.

⌚ Schedule Breaks

Yes, an efficient working day includes breaks. Give yourself time for relaxing and standing away from your desk.

You can drink a glass of water, make 5 minutes stretch, or water the flowers.

You can use an app, that helps you to lock yourself out of your computer, or set a regular timer to remind you when the break starts.

This will keep your mind fresh and you will be able to do more productive work.

Conclusion

There are a lot of advantages to working from home. It saves us time in the traffic jam, it gives us an opportunity to wear cozy clothes, saves us money and etc.

That is why it is important to find a way to make your workday at home more enjoyable with these hacks!

What are your top 3 hacks? 🤔

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InHuOfficial

Great list here are my 3 (plus a bonus!):

  1. Have a separate computer for work and play, on your work computer install cold turkey so you don't work at stupid hours (it has a brutal feature called "frozen turkey" that locks you out of your computer at certain times - great for if you have no self discipline but be super careful you don't lock it when you need it as it is difficult to circumvent🤣)!

  2. Get a sit-stand desk - a good chair I 100% agree with but even with a great chair sitting all day is still no good. Swapping between sitting and standing has got rid of most of my aches and pains!

  3. Do not disturb - some of you may not have this option but I do - I have a couple of times in a day where my email client is shut, my phone is on do not disturb and sat away from me and (because of cold turkey) I have very limited access to the internet, blocking social media, gmail, youtube etc. etc. These slots of defined "focus time" mean you get a load done and ironically make you more available to answer queries as you can get a lot more done in 1 hour with no interruptions than you can with 3 hours of interrupted work.

  4. Bonus Tip (that's how listicles work isn't it?): Install rescue time. It let me see just how unproductive I was when I thought I was working hard, task switching often, answering emails too quickly etc. Yet again you may not have the same flexibility I have but if you do this is another amazing app that really lets you dig into your working habits you may not be aware of!

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Bobby Iliev Author

Great tips! Love this!
I've used cold turkey in the past but had to uninstall it as it was causing a crash loop for chrome sometimes. Maybe that bug is fixed now, I should install it again and give it a try!

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Arga Hutagalung

Besides the comfortable chair, I think it's important to place your computer in higher position at desk (ex. using additional laptop table) to avoid slouching all the time. This will maintain our posture for the long term during WFH.

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Melford Birakor

Wow... So much great content. I'm okay with your ideas.

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Bobby Iliev Author

Thank you 🙌

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Otu Michael

Comfortable chair man.. comfortable chair..

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Bobby Iliev Author

Yes absolutely! It's been a game-changer for me!