Concentrate again and restart your brain
McKinnon also suggested that if you can't concentrate on your work, you should do a short activity that helps with the realignment, like taking a shower or a little walk outdoors or even a little dance party!
Choose a healthy reset and refocus task to get back on track.
It can be a stretch break, walking around the block, sweeping the floor, hosting a mini dance party, showering, whatever, as long as it's short and defined. Otherwise, you will become inactive by snacking and surfing on social media.
– Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon), March 8, 2020
1 am pants rule
The software designer and filmmaker Aharon Rabinowitz seems to be a big supporter of the "1 o'clock pants rule"According to this, you should not wear your pajamas until early afternoon. According to him, it helps to create the atmosphere of work in an office and get the job done quickly.
1 o'clock pants rule – you must wear pants by noon and must not be sweatpants or other drawstring pants.
I'm not even kidding. You don't have to dress formally, you just have to take off your pajamas. It makes a big difference in your mental state.
– Aharon Rabinowitz (@ABAOProductions), March 8, 2020
And then some people even went ahead and suggested that we all have second pajamas – one to sleep and one to work! Seriously!
This is huge for me, even if I am currently switching from night pajamas to "day pajamas" (leggings, comfortable top) – it is still a shift to another mode.
– Karen Plaisted (@full_escape), March 9, 2020
Of course it helps not to have children. Have no children
– Thomas Dixon (@ProfThomasDixon), March 8, 2020
And cats are the enemy. Make a cat-proof barrier around your keyboard.
– Radha Venkat (@AhdarTaknev), March 8, 2020
Seriously, no matter what precaution you take, your cat will sit and walk on this keyboard anyway.
I read a man's suggestion that you take out a broken keyboard so the cat can have its own. It turns out that it doesn't work if you have two cats. pic.twitter.com/lvqgRetNkX
– Gail Edington (@GailEdington), March 8, 2020
Yes you work
Another useful tip: It is extremely important that the person you share your house with accepts and realizes that you are working from home.
It is vital that both you and ESPECIALLY your spouse / partner understand that, even though you work from home, you are "at work" and cannot be expected to do homework, pick up after children, etc (Worked for 9 years) home, it took a year for my spouse to do this)
– Dr. Heidi B. Hammel (@hbhammel), March 8, 2020
Finally, it is important to start working at the right time, but also to log out. Just little things like taking a walk around the block or doing yoga can help your mind to realize that working hours are over.
Know when to get out of yours "Job" mode
We noticed that many suggestions focused on how to get into work mode, but very few suggested how to get out of work mode.
Make sure you have a routine that marks the end of the working day to replace your commuting. You must and deserve to turn it off again.
– Lanterne Rogue (@Canocola), March 8, 2020
We know it can take a while for this change to happen, but if you really do, you will probably never want to work from an office again. We hope you found the article helpful. Don't forget to read our other articles below. Please stay at your home and stay safe!