Tips to keep the focus when working from home.
When you are working from home, there are a lot of challenges that may keep your work on hold. We have some tips to help you maximize your productivity working from home.
Choose a spot where you can focus
Choose a spot that you can turn into your designated home office setup. Try to find a place that is:
- Quiet and relatively secluded
- Natural light and airflow is a plus
- Minimizing distractions
Optimize your office space
You deserve a professional work environment at home. Optimizing it with the right tools will amplify your productivity all around. When you need to work from home for a long period we advise you to go for an ergonomic setup using the following Kensington products:
This will keep your laptop cooler. A laptop stand can help you position the angle of your laptop. Due to the adjusted height of the screen, the neck should be less bent. Research shows that a laptop stand gives an average 24% less load on the vertebrae C7-T1. You will experience 17% less fatigue in the neck with a lower laptop station.
(source: gezondheid NV, 2020)
With an external keyboard and mouse, you can work faster and easier. It also encourages you to keep your distance from the screen while working.
By using an external keyboard and mouse, you avoid CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), you relieve the pain. Plus you can easily position the keyboard and mouse the way you want it. The laptop itself is less flexible.
A docking station keeps all your devices powered and amplifies data transfer capacity so support efficiency. With a docking, you can easily connect all the devices you need.
Adding just a few minutes for stretching to your busy schedule can work wonders. A 10 to 15 minutes of stretching each day will show you the benefits.
During a stretch, you change your muscles length and movement. Your body feels itself become active and increase the blood flow. The 10 to 15 minutes of stretching allow you to take a break from a hectic day or to destress after a long workday.
(Source: sharecare, 2020)
Make healthy choices
- Drink lots of water
Dehydration impacts your ability to focus and stay productive.
- Stay on schedule
Block non-work-related matters to get more work done.
- Wash your hands frequently