If I had to bet, most of you are now working from home OR maybe you’ve always worked from home, either way, I hope you find today’s post very helpful! I’ve actually worked from home for the last 8 years and I feel very organized and always seem to get my work done on time and sometimes even early! In fact, my amazing Chic at Every Age girls always compliment me and sometimes make even make fun of me, (lol),on how organized I am and how I always seem to get my work done in a timely manner. Well, today I’m going to share 6 of the best working from home tips to help you become more effective and efficient while working from home!
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6 TIPS WHEN WORKING FROM HOME:
1.) PLAN AHEAD:
To stay organized, I keep a calendar on my phone AND a daytimer so I can also see everything I have to do in writing. I’m a very visual learner, so this helps me tremendously. Every Sunday night I look at the week ahead and see what events I have to attend (none right now obviously) and when I will be in or out of the office so I can plan accordingly. Each week, I have 3 blog posts to do and 2 videos, luckily I now have an amazing assistant who helps me out a ton so I delegate some of that work to her. It’s important to look at what you need to do at least one week out so you can plan each day accordingly and give yourself and your assistant a reasonable amount of work to do each day.
2.) GET DRESSED AND READY EVERY DAY:
Getting dressed up helps me be more productive and just feel more professional, anyone else? You certainly don’t have to wear heels and a jacket every day but I would make some sort of effort to at least get out of your cozy PJ’s, fix your hair and wear a bit of makeup. I promise you’ll not only feel more productive but you’ll get more accomplished!
3.) MAKE A LIST EVERY MORNING:
This is imperative for a productive day! When I make a list, even if it’s just a quick text or email to myself of what I need to do that day, I have more of a chance of getting it ALL done than if I don’t make any list at all. This also comes in handy on tip #6 because you should also prioritize this list so you’ll know what HAS to be done with no exceptions. Once I complete an item and am able to check it off my list, it feels really good and gives me more confidence throughout the day.
4.) TAKE REGULAR BREAKS:
So you don’t get burnt out and to give your brain a break, it’s essential to get up from your desk or workspace every 2-3 hours. I usually get up and let my dog out, grab a snack or 2, or just walk around a bit to stretch out and I always come back to my desk feeling refreshed and more productive!
5.) GET RID OF DISTRACTIONS:
This is the most important tip in my opinion and one I hear my girlfriends complain about the most. For example, they’re trying to get a blog post or a spreadsheet done (whatever the task may be) and their phones are right by them which tempts them to check their texts, emails, Instagram, or Facebook account and this just won’t work! I have to put my phone in another room so I’m not distracted by all the things I just listed above or I literally will get no work done! So to be more productive, put your phone away or in another room so you won’t be tempted to check it! This is one of the hardest things I’ve done, but it has allowed me to get my work done in a much more timely manner and I bet it will do the same for you!
6.) DO THE HARDEST THING ON YOUR LIST FIRST:
For me, number one on my list every Monday morning is to do Wednesday’s blog post so that is what I get done first thing no matter what since that is a priority. On Tuesdays, my number one item is taping and editing my first video of the week so I get this done first thing after my workout on Tuesday mornings, no exceptions. If you do the hardest things on your list first thing (if possible) then the rest of the day you won’t be worried about potentially not getting them done. Another great thing about getting the hardest things done first on your list is that the rest of your day just seems easier and smoother and hopefully because to that you’ll be more effective and productive!
OUTFIT DETAILS (JUMPSUIT AND HEELS ARE ON SALE):
The jacket I’m wearing is sold out right now, but how perfect is this similar white leather jacket by BlankNYC for spring and summer?! I know I’ll be wearing this a ton this season and it’s one of my personal favorites right now because the neutral color goes with everything! The best part about this jacket is it’s super high-quality but under $100 making it budget-friendly! It fits true to size, I’m wearing an XS. If you’re looking for more spring outfit ideas, check out my recent YouTube video titled: 10 SPRING OUTFIT IDEAS.
Speaking of amazing prices, this chic denim jumpsuit is on major sale making it a steal for the spring! As most of you know, I am a big fan of denim and wear it most days of the week, so I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this one often! There are so many different and unique ways to wear this jumpsuit, so of course I paired it with this fresh and neutral leather jacket that I love. This jumpsuit is super versatile making it easy to dress up with a pair of heels or dress down with a casual pair of sneakers or sandals. It runs true to size, and I’m wearing an XS. For more ways on how to wear denim, check out my recent post titled: 7 WAYS TO DRESS UP YOUR DENIM.
I’m pretty much obsessed with these nude snake-skin heels by Steve Madden. They are actually very comfortable for a heel and I love how pretty the double strap looks on my foot. I went with this neutral shade that can be worn year-round, however, there are 5 different color choices so it was definitely hard to choose! Would you believe me if I told you these heels are on major sale making them under $100?! I highly recommend these because they will go with everything in your closet and will last a long time.
WHITE FAUX LEATHER JACKET SOLD OUT SIMILAR // DENIM JUMPSUIT ON SALE WEARING AN XS // STEVE MADDEN HEELS // MAC LIPSTICK IN HEY FRENCHIE // LANA NECKLACE // MARLA AARON SILVER CHAIN CHOKER // GOLD MINI LOCK THAT GOES ON NECKLACE
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