The outbreak of COVID-19 prompted many employers to shift to a remote work model. The company Archi followed suit and now 90% of the employees work from home. The change has not affected the company’s working process. Archi’s employees help the customers remotely find their desired apartments in Tbilisi. We offer you some advice how to find motivation and spend the quarantine more productively and enjoyably.
Self-isolation changes typical work routines. Try to follow the same routine as you did before the quarantine. Take a shower, do your hair, dress up like you are physically going into a work or a meeting. The procedures will help you find confidence and faith in yourself. The discipline is the key to a successful day whether it starts at 9:00 in the morning or at noon. Make coffee, tea or listen to the news and then get ready for work.
Creating a working space at home during the quarantine is a necessary step to stay productive and motivated. To avoid distractions, it would be better to arrange your working space in a separate room. If you are a parent with loud and active children, you can use headphones. You can also explain the rules to children to wait until the break time or the end of the working day.
Taking breaks is important to work productively. You are supposed to have the same amount of free time during a remote work as you had at actual on-site work. Prepare breakfast in the morning and have lunch at noon. Having breakfast should become a part of your daily routine. Staying at home has its advantages. Now you can spend more time with your family members, work out, listen to music and take a nap at noon.
Set short-term, accomplishable goals. Focus on one thing at a time. Indulge yourself with home-made coffee during the break.
We always complain about not having time for small activities. Now is the perfect time to read books, watch favorite movies, learn a new language or how to play different musical instruments. Remember that the time you used to waste in traffic jams or for commuting, is at your disposal now.
If we choose our priorities wisely and maintain discipline, we will turn a remote work into an enjoyable process. Separate your private and professional life to create a balance between family and work. We should remind ourselves that staying at home is the only option to protect ourselves and others from the virus.