Remaining Productive While Working From Home

January came and passed by so fast. Soon we were getting used to the year 2020: full of ambition, high in spirits and determined to make this one the year! The year to make and keep most if not all of my resolutions…or so i thought. Then came a new terminology that would soon be part of my day to day vocabulary, Coronavirus! It’s getting real.

Who ever thought that the world would wake up to a global pandemic in 2020 and our lives would change drastically.

Working from home is not a new thing to me, in fact I was one of those employees who always seemed to champion for this long before employers thought it would work. To many bosses, productivity and output are as a result of spending 9-5 glued to your computer in an office set up.

Well, working from home comes with its share of distractions: noisy neighbors, children, unending desire to visit the fridge for one last bite and the treacherous bed that just beckons one to slide into the sheets…

So here are some tips that I find helpful in being productive:

  1. Wake up at the same time – maintaining a constant schedule helps my mind be attuned to the fact that nothing has changed apart from the venue. I do my best to wake up at 6 am on a regular work day. I say a prayer, meditate on the day ahead and make a rough mental plan of my to do list for the day.
  2. Take a warm bath and get dressed- hot showers have a way of relaxing both the mind and body. it helps my body to awaken and get in the mood for a busy day. (If you’re one of those peeps who like to flex, well, good for you. Skip the shower and head over to your workout space or home gym and get physical)
  3. Grab some breakfast and energize.
  4. Designate a specific work space in your house. Should be well-lit, quiet and well arranged. Having a workstation with a sizable home-office desk, comfortable chair, customized with my favorite flowers, pen holder, dustbin, and photos is a great way to boost my psych for the day.

    woman in black blazer sitting by the table while using macbook
    Photo by Anna Shvets on
  5. Start with a to do list- a well arranged to-do list is a sure guide in planning and completing tasks successfully. Prioritize the tasks, starting with the most urgent jobs.
  6. Take a break! It’s always stimulating to take regular breaks to re-energize, get inspired and connect with colleagues, friends or family.

I would love to hear about your work from home hacks as well. #StayAtHome #StaySafe

This too shall pass!

4 Replies to “Remaining Productive While Working From Home”

  1. Hello Mercelline,
    I love your article a lot, especially the last point – Take a Break. Nowadays, I have been working so hard that I have forgotten to get happy. I’m really thankful that I came across your blog and could rejuvenate myself. Thank you so much.

    Your content is wonderfully written as well! I really love your opinion and your writing style.
    I enjoy your work so much that I have subscribed to your blog. πŸ™‚

    Kiran Kandel


    1. Hello Kiran, thank you so much for your wonderful message. Am glad i was able to offer some helpful tips. Do take a break. Its helps you to recharge and get more ideas. Take care and have a nice day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. It’s my pleasure! πŸ™‚
        Your post has made me realize the importance of taking break. Of course, I will take break. Thank you for the recommendations.
        I am eagerly waiting for your future posts!
        Since you have such beautiful writing, would you mind checking out my blog once? Your feedback will be invaluable to me. Thank you!


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