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Tips for productive working at home
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These are trying times for any small business. With the Government restrictions placed on us to prevent the spread of Covid-19, it makes it difficult to run things as usual. Many have resorted to working from home. It is vital to stay productive and produce the very best outcome you possibly can for your small business.

Get up

Change out of your Pajamas and get dressed. You will feel refreshed and motivated to start a productive work day, start the way you want to finish. Get focused on the day ahead and put all other worries aside in your mind.

Schedule your time

Set yourself goals and make lists of tasks that need to be completed. Set a definitive time to end your day. Schedule in breaks. Make sure you let people know you are not to be disturbed.


Unplug from social media if you have to and take regular breaks. Especially if you cannot fix a particular problem. This allows for more brain space. Instead of focusing on the problem, switch your mind off and when you come back to it, you may have a new perspective. Tak care of yourself. Make sure you hydrate and eat well.


Have a clean, uncluttered work area set up where you can sit and work. Having a designated space helps you to be more efficient. Working at a desk with everything at hand is much better than sitting with your laptop on your bed and not knowing where everything is. Getting off the couch is a subliminal sign to yourself you mean business.

Tools to stay connected.

It may not be possible to meet in person with this current crisis but make use of social media and tools like Skype or Zoom to set up meetings. There are even co working apps like Slack. It is a visual project management tool where you can assign tasks to your team.

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

Francis Scott Fitzgerald