24 Mar How to Make a Productive Daily Schedule when Working from Home
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We all know working from home can be difficult. However, that is not an excuse to avoid being productive. Being productive starts with your schedule. Every Sunday, you should sit down and plan out your week. Keep reading to find out how to make a productive daily schedule for your at home work week that promotes productivity.
Step # 1: Choose Your Daily Top 3
On Sunday, choose what your 3 most important tasks of everyday will be. That way, you know which tasks will be prioritized daily and what will get accomplished by the end of the week.
Be sure to write them down and stick to them. This ensures you will be productive and will be on a mission to complete what you’ve outlined for yourself.
Step # 2: Schedule it out in Your Calendar
Pull out your electronic calendar or your agenda and block time off everyday for each of the three tasks you want to complete.
For example, if my 3 tasks for Monday are: e-mails, writing 2 blog posts and filming a YouTube video, then I will block time like this for each task:
9 am – 10 am: e-mails
10 am – 2 pm: writing blog posts
2 pm – 5 pm: film a video
Step # 3: Schedule your Work Breaks
Next, you will want to schedule your work breaks in your calendar everyday. For example, you can choose to block off noon to 1pm daily for lunch, and then 3pm to 3:30pm for a snack break.
These breaks gives your day structure and allows your brain to rest in between tasks. As well, theses are times for you to do more personal things like read or go on a walk.
Step # 4: Schedule Your Personal Life
That’s right. Everything from chores, to workouts should also be in your calendar. Schedule out what you plan to do after work everyday. If you plan to read a book or watch a movie, write it in your schedule. If you plan to cook dinner and do chores, write that in your schedule too.
This is actually the best way to stay on top of chores and to make sure everything at home gets done just as well as everything for work.
While you’re scheduling out your week the Sunday prior, block out time for your morning routine as well. It’s so important to maintain the same morning routine you had when you were actually going to work.
Step # 5: If You Cook at Home, Schedule The Meals for the Week
Batching this task every Sunday, although daunting and unpleasant in the moment, will save you so much time and brain space during the week. Trust me, you’ll be happy not to have to ask yourself everyday “what am I going to make for dinner tonight”.
Since I do the cooking in my house, I choose all of the meals for the week on Sunday. That way, I know exactly what my game plan is everyday and I save myself the trouble of wasting work time trying to figure out what to cook for dinner that night.
Step # 6: Choose Your Clothing for the Week
Similarly to the previous step, batching the time to choose your outfits for the week saves you brain space and time. I do this every Sunday as well.
It will incentivize you to actually get dressed for your office day at home. You should even do this with your workout gear for all of your scheduled workouts for the week.
That way, you’re not scrambling every night or every morning to find all of your stuff for your workouts or outfits.
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In this article, I’ve shown you exactly how to plan out your week and how to make a daily schedule so you can work from home productively.
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