With most of us out of the office and working from home, that comes with some challenges. As great as working from home sounds, if you don’t have a good system in place, you might find yourself far less productive than you were when you went to the office.
When I started Russtek Media in 2017, there was a massive learning curve from being in an office all day to working from home. I will admit, that started with me working on the couch with my To Do List open and for the first day or so I was getting a lot accomplished. That soon, began to fade and the procrastination took over.
As an entrepreneur and working from a home office, I found that the first step to staying productive was to have a morning routine. I understand that not everyone is a morning person, so your routine can start at whatever time you see fit.
For me, my morning routine consists of getting up at 5am, hyper hydrating, meditation, journaling to get my mindset in the right place and reading a chapter in the current book I’m reading at the time. After this, I make sure to take a shower and get dressed as if I was going to the office to work. This doesn’t mean, suit and tie or even a business casual look. This could be shorts and a golf shirt, jeans and a hoodie. Whatever makes you comfortable but will help you be productive. As nice as it sounds, working in your PJ’s will not help you be productive in the long term.
To stay productive while working at home, you will also need to have a good system in place and something to hold you accountable. For me, ToDoist is the tool that I use not only to create a system for my business but a tool that helps me stay accountable.
With ToDoist, I can create “projects” and “Subprojects” with sections in them as well as all the tasks I need to complete for the day, week, month and even for the year. In ToDoist you are able to create recurring tasks that will allow you to have reminders and have them rest as often or as many times as you need.
If that was not enough to help you stay accountable and keep you productive, ToDoist will track your productivity for you on a daily, weekly and monthly basis with a year end report as well. ToDoist also keeps a running “point” total called Karma Points. What this means, is for every task you complete, you will be awarded points. For every task you miss and becomes overdue, you will lose points. It’s another way to help you stay on track and hold you accountable.
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