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WORK FROM HOME PRODUCTIVITY TIPS USING YOUR PHONE

WORK FROM HOME PRODUCTIVITY TIPS USING YOUR PHONE

You stopped here because, like me, you need some work from home productivity tips using your phone.

You are probably thinking, “OMG” that’s the first time I am reading an article that says productivity and phone in the same sentence.

So, yes listen up, my work from home friends, IT IS POSSIBLE to be productive working from home while using your phone.

Here is my work from home productivity tips using your phone.

Let’s go.

WORK FROM HOME TIPS USING YOUR PHONE

1- USE A TIMER

Here is how:

The first tip I can give you is this: USE THE TIMER on your phone!!

Break down your day and set up a timer for each task you need to accomplish.

For example, say you want to focus on writing a blog post and you need to do it fast.

Then, take your phone and set up a 30-minute timer.

During this time, you will only focus on writing.

Once your timer goes on, set another one for a 15-minute break and keep on going like this until you are done with your to-do list.

2- DOWNLOAD PRODUCTIVITY APPS

Here is how:

The best tip I am sharing today is this one: don’t underestimate the power of apps.

There are so many productivity apps out there you can download for free to get things done quickly working from home using your phone.

Let me share a couple of them:

Trello: Organization tool! Be productive by organizing each day, writing ideas, and managing your time.

To-Do ist: Write a to-do list on your phone with reminders, notes, images, labels, and more.

Flora: Habit tracker. This app will help you focus on the task you need to achieve.

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3- USE THE DO NOT DISTURB OPTION

Here is how:

Did you know you had a “do not disturb” option on your phone?

USE IT! If you are always bothered by notifications and especially if you get distracted by them. This option is awesome.

I am using do not disturb every time I need to deep focus on one task.

Usually, I do the “do not disturb” option for an hour while filming a video or writing a blog post.

That helps me keep focus and not looking at my phone or other windows open on my computer.

So, try it for yourself.

4- SET UP YOUR PHONE CALENDAR FOR SUCCESS

Here is how:

There are multiple calendars you can use to get your work from home life easier and be productive throughout the day.

So, use the calendar by default on your phone or google calendar.

Here is what you are going to do. Take your phone, open the calendar of your choice, and start making “sections”

By breaking down your day, by task, your productivity will SkyRock.

Let say that day you need to film a video, make a product, and answer emails.

So, in your calendar, you are going to block 9 to 11 am to film as many videos as you can.

Then, block 1 to 3 pm to think of your product and block 30 minutes to answer some emails.

Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!

It’s a great way to stay organized and productive!

Thank you so much for reading about the 4 work from home productivity tips using your phone.

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about 5 ways to stay productive while working remotely or 10 productive things to do when bored at home.

Until next time,

Justine Lamer

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5 WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE WHILE WORKING REMOTELY

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5 ways to stay productive while working remotely

If you are here, it’s because you want to learn about the 5 ways to stay productive while working remotely.

The hardest thing about working from home is to find ways to stay productive, am I right?

When I start working from home, staying focus, and productive was a challenge. I was always thinking of what I could do in the house. Do I have laundry to do or something to clean?

Sometimes, I caught myself thinking about what I was about to eat for lunch when it was only 10 am.
I was procrastinating! It requires serious skills and a strong routine.

Thus, I am sharing today my best work from home tips.
So, how to stay productive while working remotely? Find out the 5 ways I do it, every day.

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START A SOLID MORNING ROUTINE

It sounds a little obvious but this is the first and best tip I can give you.

Starting your day the same way will get your mind and body ready for it.

Your beautiful soul, and the human-machine, will thank you for this routine. And, will help you, get through the day.

If you do not have a morning routine yet and want to start building a solid one? And, stay productive while working remotely?
Follow those easy steps:

WAKE UP EARLY AND WORK OUT

Easy to say, harder to do? NO!

It will be difficult the first couple of days but trust me, your body will get used to it quickly.

After a week or two, you are going to start waking up by yourself! This is the first step of a strong morning routine.

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My morning routine looks like this: I woke up at 5:30, get ready for my homework out at 6 am. I usually work out for about, 30 to 45 minutes. Then I shower and get dressed.

Around 7:30/8 am, I eat my breakfast, and by 8:30 am I am ready to kill my workday!!
I have the same routine Monday to Friday, and I try to stay close to it during the weekend.

The secret of my early morning routine is my early night routine.
Makes sense, right? You can’t expect to wake up at 5:30 am and stay productive working remotely when going to bed at midnight.

You can do this!


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DON’T USE YOUR PHONE BEFORE BREAKFAST

You just woke up, and don’t want to stress yourself with emails, text, and more.

Take the time in the morning to wake up, drink a glass of water, do your work out.

While sipping your coffee and making your toast, turn on your phone and start scrolling!

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SET UP YOUR GOALS FOR THE DAY

It’s time to take your planner or your notebook and start listing things you need to do during the day.

I recommend, always start with the very important tasks and the one that you don’t want to do, FIRST.

Once you took care of those tasks, you are going to feel accomplished and will be motivated to keep ongoing.

TAKE 2 TO 3 BREAKS DURING THE DAY

Is it possible to stay positive while working remotely without taking a couple of breaks?

Your body needs to move! So, take those quick breaks and let your brain breathe and stretch your legs.
Here is how you do it:

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1- MORNING BREAK

Set up an alarm at 10:30 am and take your first break.

In the morning a 10 to 15 minutes break is enough.

So, go make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, sit outside or walk around the house, and then go back to work!

2- LUNCH BREAK

Go away from your home office! Do not eat at your DESK.

The best way to stay productive, while working remotely is to know when to leave your workspace.

Going away from your desk to eat your lunch is a MUST!

Thus, take an hour’s break for lunch, call a friend, and let your brain cool down.

3- AFTERNOON BREAK

Now, it’s time to set up your afternoon alarm around 3 pm.

You need to stretch those legs once more.

So, go on a 30 minutes’ walk.

Go get your mail or walk your dog in the neighborhood!

Afterward, you can go back sit down, and finishing up your work.

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SWITCH WORKSPACE – MOVE AROUND YOUR HOUSE!

Working in different areas of your house will help stay focus.

Staying in the same place for a long period of time can drive you insane.

There are three spots in my house, where I love to work:

1- LIVING ROOM

This is my morning spot. I get my cup of coffee and go on the couch with my phone, and my computer.

I start organizing my day, answering some of my emails, until my 10 am break.

Then, I would switch places.

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2- OFFICE

I have the chance to have a home office that I love working in.

So, right after my morning break, I always go back to my office and start working on my important tasks.

3- KITCHEN OR BACKPORCH

After your afternoon break, take your work in your kitchen or outside and finish up your day there.

Being away from your normal workspace before kicking off your day, will help you stay focus until the end.

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BE SMART ON WHEN TO USE YOUR PHONE

People out there will tell you to not use or turn off your phone.

But, when your work is about social media like me, it’s kind of hard to not be on your phone. You need to be SMART about, how and when using your phone while working remotely.

If you need to be on your phone for some reason during your work hours, then, set up a 20 minutes timer every two hours or so. That way, you will have a limit, and won’t get lost on Instagram, scrolling without looking on your feed for an hour!

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MAKE LISTS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE WHILE WORKING REMOTELY

My last tip for you is to make LISTS.

You do not want to think about work after the day is over.

So, before closing your computer and turning off the lights. You need to write down the things that you need to do the next day.

You can also open your notebook, and start making lists of everything that’s going on in your mind.

It can be, grocery list, random ideas for the house, for work, etc.

What I am trying to say here, is to try to empty your head from all the things that bother you or scared to forget. Make lists will help you get a night of better sleep. And if you feel rested you will be on the right path for productivity!

You read about the 5 ways to stay productive while working remotely.

If you are working from home, let me know what’s your best tip to stay focus?

Xoxo,
Justine Lamer


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