How to Stay Productive When Working at Home?

The world right now isn’t the same and we are transitioning to the “new normal” amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. To prevent the transmission of the virus, individuals and industries had to adjust and that includes some businesses opting to allow employees to work at home.

For some, the transition from the office to working at home is a very big change. Some has easily adapted and embraced the idea. However, there are people that are having difficulty with the new set-up. With the distractions at home so tempting, a lot of people have not been productive. Their television sets and phones are just in front of them and being in the safety in their own homes, there’s no one stopping them from procrastinating and putting off work for later.

In this post, I will list down ways how you can still be productive while working at home.

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Learn to Prioritize Using the Eisenhower Matrix

Whether you are a student, an employee or you are handling your own business, there are times when you are overwhelmed by simple and complex  tasks in our every day lives. Sometimes, it really gets so overwhelming that we do not know where to start anymore. You have to respond to the email but at the same time you are also rushing to finish a presentation. What do you do? What task do you prioritize? I have also struggled in choosing which tasks should I do first and which tasks can I put on hold. That is until I’ve tried using the Eisenhower Matrix.

The Einsehower Box is a decision matrix method/tool that will help us determine which tasks to prioritize using two categories – urgency and importance.

To learn this simple and easy method, just continue reading this post.

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How to Become More Productive with the Pomodoro Technique

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You may have already heard about the Pomodoro Technique before. A lot of people raved how much the technique has improved their productivity. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management technique developed by Francis Cirillo in the late 1980’s. The principle of this technique is simple: you work on a task for a specified amount of time and when that time is up you get to take a break.

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