Tips for Working from Home Due To COVID-19

May 28, 2020

Our team at BestBus knows these are difficult times for everyone. COVID-19 has changed the way businesses, employees, and our society as a whole interacts and functions. We know that many of those lucky enough to work, are doing so from home. So, to help, we wanted to offer some tips on how to get the most out of working from home.


  • A Dedicated Home Workspace

    Unfortunately, plopping yourself and your laptop in bed isn’t the best way to get work done. While a laptop does afford you the luxury of being able to be mobile and work anywhere, it is important to have a dedicated workspace in your house.

    While it can be relaxing at home, you need to get your mind focused on your work and try to limit the number of distractions around you. Let family members know to try their best to not distract you during your working hours. If you have the luxury of a spare bedroom, use it. If you don’t, try setting up your home workspace somewhere where you can focus.


  • Time Management

    As mentioned above, while working at home may make you feel like you can stretch out and relax a little bit more, try not to. Sticking to your normal work schedule and habits is a good way to avoid falling into the trap of getting distracted and not being as productive as you could be.

    Try to get up, shower, and get ready and dressed as you normally would. Doing so not only can help you wake up; it gets you ready to take on the workday. As opposed to crawling out of bed 5 minutes before start time.


  • Limit Distractions

Thanks to our modern technology, we have more ways than ever to get distracted. Smartphones, tablets, apps, streaming services, etc., all can easily consume our time and productivity. If you don’t need them for work, keep tablets and smartphones in a different room. If you do need certain devices for work purposes, be sure to delete any enticing apps like social media and games – this will completely remove the possibility of distraction.


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