5 Tips For Staying Productive In Your Home Office

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A recent article, 5 Ways to Increase Productivity if You Work From Home by Jamilah Corbitt says that working from home is a dream come true, but working from the comfort of your home poses lots of distraction which can adversely affect your productivity.

Here are five tips to increase your work productivity.

1. Create a comfortable workstation.

Create a workspace and treat your time there as a day at the office to get the mindset of “going to work”. By setting a desk in your room, or converting one corner of your living room into an office, you’ve created your very own workspace.

2. Plan your day.

Organize your day and arrange tasks accordingly. If you’re an entrepreneur with a distributed team in a team office space, consider using project management tools such as Asana or Wrike to help your team stay connected and on task with group assignments.

3. Brighten your room with natural light.

Keep the curtains open and pull up the blinds to let the natural light brighten the room. Natural light has a great effect on our physical and mental well-being which makes us more productive according to research.

4. Give social media the boot.

There’s no bigger distraction than apps and sites like Facebook and Twitter. Luckily, there are apps like HeyFocus that stops Facebook and Twitter notifications. It’s a paid product but offers you a 14-day free trial. And if Reddit and BuzzFeed are your weakness, SelfControl is a Mac app that stops you from going onto distracting sites.

5. Share a workspace.

Look for a virtual office space for rent or coworking office space if your home still has too many distractions that you can’t resolve.


Working from home is a dream job, however with lots of distractions your productivity is at stake. You can look for workspace solution to help you work on a more structured environment at lower cost and flexible terms. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

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