Virtually no industry has been immune to the effects of COVID-19, the upshot of which is that now, more people than ever are working virtually. Millions of people began, for the first time, to work from home over the past 12 months. It looks as though for many companies this is a trend that will continue long after the pandemic is over.
Remote work won’t be going anywhere any time soon, so learning behaviors and techniques to stay productive while working from home is important. Below we’ve outlined some of the ways you can use Elisi to help boost productivity and find your focus, so you can stay crushing it at work.
1. Know When You Work Best #
Science tells us that the majority of people are at their most creative in the morning, and experience a slump in productivity in the afternoon. But everyone works in different ways, and what’s true for one person might not necessarily be true for the next.
By using our Notes feature you can keep track of the times of day you’re feeling productive, when you’re feeling creative, or when you’d rather have a nap. Over time, you’ll likely start to see a pattern emerge, which you can then leverage to your advantage by working on the things you want to work on when you want to work on them.
2. Be as Organized as Possible #
Even if you’re not the most organized person, making concrete plans for your day can help with staying productive at home. Switching to working from home can be a tough adjustment. If you sometimes find it challenging to keep your focus, adding in a little extra structure can be just what the doctor ordered.
Our planner feature will allow you to set yourself tasks, keep track of your to-do lists, and help you to stay on top of everything your workday has to throw at you. No matter where you’re working from.
3. Get Up and Move as Often as You Can #
This may sound counterintuitive, but taking regular, short breaks during which you have bursts of activity has actually been proven to increase productivity. Even a walk around your home will help. This is good news because taking regular breaks is one of the pillars of something called the Pomodoro Method, which has also been proven to make its practitioners more productive.
If you’re not used to taking regular breaks, use our handy habit tracker to chart your progress. Keeping track of your daily movements and breaks will make it easier for you to form healthy habits, and celebrate all of your successes.
Stay Productive With Elisi #
For a million and one reasons, trying to stay productive while working from home can be tricky. But you can make it a little bit easier with Elisi. Our aim is to help everyone—from students to seasoned professionals—be a little bit more organized, focused, and hopefully, happy.
Why not give Elisi a go today and see how it can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.