How To Eliminate Distractions When Working from Home
Distractions are inevitable when working from home. Here are some things that you take for granted at home that can cause you to lose focus while working.
Work away from your bed
The first distraction that you have to avoid is your bed. The bed triggers your need to sleep, especially when you’re working on night shift.
Try to move your work space away from your bedroom, or if it can’t be avoided, make sure that your back is towards the bed so you won’t see it.
Create a noise-free environment
Try to work at a noise-free part of your home. Clear some space on the second floor of your home if you have one, so you will be far from the commotion downstairs.
If you have a single floor home, arrange the furniture around a space in such a way as to remind others that it is yours and you need privacy.
Turn off the television
The television is another item to avoid. As much as possible, turn it off while working or turn away from it if others are watching. Stay focused on your job instead.
Invest in a good headset. Just put it over your ears even if you’re not listening to music, you won’t even notice that it’s there. The silence provided by the headset will help you concentrate on your job.
Free your desk of clutter
Keep your working space clutter free. Too much item on your work desk makes it less conducive for work.
Stack your books nicely if you have, or arrange your pencils and pens so that they don’t go places. Organize the things you see and your mind will be free from distractions.
Minimize social interactions, online and offline
Talk to the people at home with you and tell them that you need privacy during certain times of the day. Setting schedules will keep distractions at home to a minimum.
Try not to check your social media accounts. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram take away your focus and must be avoided while you work. The thing about social media is that they will still be there when you open them during your break time.
Silence your phone
Set your phone to silent mode while working at home. Messages will still arrive which you can still read during your break. You can check them from time to time, but the notification sounds will not distract you as you work.
Keep in mind the reasons why you chose to work from home. Getting distracted and losing focus while working from home will have a negative effect, sometimes at the cost of your employment.