The current situation when the whole world lives under the pressure of Coronavirus pandemic, makes modern businesses adapt and move online. As a result, all yesterday’s office workers became today’s freelancers and remote specialists.
On one hand, being a freelancer and working from home is not a problem. It is actually a trend! You have an opportunity to stay safe, spend time with your family, and make money online. On the other hand, most people feel problems with managing their time that lead to a lack of productivity.
So, here are 3 main tips that will help you to boost productivity considerably if you are a freelancer.
1. Plan your day beforehand
Planning is a king of effectiveness. Working from home requires self-discipline and perfect management skills.
Being a freelancer means you can work at any time. And it is really so. But in fact, freelancers who don’t have a habit of planning their working day complain that their work takes even more time than expected.
So, here is how you can solve this problem.
Create a list of tasks for the month, week, and each working day. Group your tasks in accordance with their priority and start each day with priority tasks. End the day analyzing what has been done and plan your next day.
This will help you to be organized and focused.
2. Take small breaks every 25 minutes
If you want to stay productive it doesn’t mean you should work hours without any rest. Doing so can easily make you burning out.
It is so important to step away from your laptop to take a breath and stretch your legs during the day.
There is also a time management lifehack that helps to boost freelancer’s productivity. It is based on taking a small break every 25 minutes of work. It works! Try it.
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3. Finish your work in time
Working from home helps to save time that is usually spent to get to an office. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that this time should be spent on work.
Most freelancers finish working by midnight and there is still a feeling that working hours are not enough to cope with all the tasks.
Being a freelancer means managing your time without any pressure. Nevertheless, you are responsible for the results you perform. So, create a schedule for yourself and make sure to follow it.
For example, you plan to start working at 10 a.m. and finish by 7 p.m., but by the end of the day, you feel that there are still some tasks to do. It usually happens when you plan more than you can actually do. Quit your work in time but create a to-do list for the next day considering these tasks as a priority.
Coronavirus pandemic changed our life completely and made the whole world go online. Nevertheless, if you go in pace with time and take responsibility for your future you can cope with these difficulties, stay productive as before, and become successful. Planning and discipline on a regular basis will help you to save energy, achieve your goals, and manage time more effectively.
Take care. Stay safe. Be productive.