- Get started early
Simply getting a project started first thing in the morning can be the key to making progress on it gradually throughout the day. Otherwise, you’ll prolong breakfast and let the morning sluggishness wear away your motivation.
- Pretend like you are going to the office
The mental association you make between work and an office can make you more productive, and there’s no reason that feeling should be lost when telecommuting.
- Structure your day like you were in the office
To stay on schedule, segment what you’ll do and when over the course of the day. If you have an online calendar, create personal events and reminders that tell you when to shift gears and start on new tasks.
- Choose a dedicated workspace
Rather than cooping yourself up in your room or on the couch — spaces that are associated with leisure time — dedicate a specific room or surface in your home to work.
- Use technology to stay connected
Instant messaging and videoconferencing tools can make it easy to check in with coworkers and remind you how your work is contributing to the big picture.
Source: HubSpot March 2020