Working from home takes being disciplined in order to ensure your output is at least that you would expect when in the office. If you’re disciplined, finding your flow won’t take long and indeed you may find the lack of distractions allows for increased productivity.
In online meetings our team has had in recent weeks many in our team have shared they felt more productive working from home. At work we are often subjected to people walking past out desks, and there is the benefit of locality that encourages us to get up and go talk to others where we might not choose to do the same via a Teams phone call.
For me, I have my up and my down days. Distractions actually come in the form of iPhone notifications, and these are frequent throughout the day. Last week these notifications got to the point of annoying that I disconnected for an afternoon, off came the Apple Watch and airplane mode was turned on to free me from the relentless noise. Remembering to get to every so often is key to helping me staying focused throughout the day, those short breaks allow me time to stretch after sitting to long, to grab a coffee, and sometimes just put a load of washing on.
Keeping up exercise outside of my ‘office hours’ is important too, I spend so long sitting in my chair now, more than I did at work where I’d go to meetings in different floors occasionally. Exercise helps during this isolation period we’ve been under, gets me essential fresh air and time away from home before starting my day. I think without getting outdoors spending so much time indoors might be so much more difficult.