Use F.O.C.U.S. to Master Working from Home (or Anywhere)
How can you master working from home to become the best, most productive, dialed-in version of yourself? It just takes a little F.O.C.U.S.
Whether you’re an at-home entrepreneur, freelancer, or working a hybrid schedule for a company, F.O.C.U.S. will help you eliminate distractions and conquer your days from anywhere.
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Fuel Your Focus While Working from Home
Unfortunately, we’ve become comfortable with distractions. The hallway “stop-n-chat” has been replaced by the chat bell, as home distractions now blend in with work distractions. In other words, it’s chaos.
That’s why the first step to staying focused on the most impactful tasks for your business is to fuel your mind. This will have the most significant impact on your business or job growth. Here’s how:
- Prime: Meditate and concentrate on your breathing to clear your mind.
- Prep: Once your mind’s clear, imagine what a productive, dialed-in day would look like.
- Fuel: Drink Nootropic Elixir for cognitive performance and long-term brain health.*
This will kickstart your day for an achievement mindset.
What’s the best way to curb chaos? Organization. Creating a schedule is an integral part of being organized.
Part of what makes working from home so difficult is there’s no true separation between the things you have to get done at home and the things you must complete at work.
Every time you get up to grab a snack or go to the bathroom, there’s an entire “To-Do List” in plain view, cluttering your mind and your environment.
Ugh. I really need to clean the couches this weekend.
Ah crap, I was supposed to clean out the fridge yesterday.
When was the last time I cleaned this bathroom?
On top of that, the section of your house or apartment where you work may be a mess too.
Where You Work When Working from Home
Where you work when working from home is particularly vital to staying focused and being as productive as possible. You might want to change your setup if you find yourself working in bed, on the couch, or at the dining table. These are some of the worst places to work.
Here’s why: See your house as being split into specific zones. Each zone serves a purpose.
- Ever work in bed and thought a nap wouldn’t be a terrible idea?
- Maybe you’ve worked on the couch and “had” to have the TV on?
- Or you work at the dining table and notice yourself eating more throughout the day?
Your bed is for sleeping, your couch is for family time and TV, and your dining table is for eating. That’s it. When we turn these into multi-purpose zones, it’s easy for us to get distracted.
It would be best if you had a zone dedicated to working. This doesn’t mean you need a full-blown office, though. Your work zone can be a desk by a window, in the corner of your bedroom or living room, as long as it’s a place solely dedicated to working.
Once you create it, keep it clean and organized! Cleanliness helps de-stress your mind. The less you’re worried about, the more focus you’ll have.
Creativity is crucial when it comes to staying focused and being the most productive version of yourself, especially while working from home. In fact, it’s so important, that you should schedule time for it.
Everyone is a creative being. There might be varying degrees of creativity, but that doesn’t mean your right brain is dormant just because you’re more of an analytical person.
Schedule time to let your imagination run free and discover work-centered opportunities. This will reignite your passion for your work and help you break out of the monotonous daily tasks on your to-do list.
Sometimes jumping from this task to another or going from one meeting to another can cause you to seek distractions. It’s as if your creative side is starving.
Here is when getting lost in social media, videos, or “taking a break” to watch television occurs. And of course, that’s when you lose focus and your productivity plummets.
Working From “Home”? Switch It Up
When you’re working from home and have a dedicated zone, sometimes your creative mind needs a break from the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. Switching up your environment and leaving the house is a great way to fire up your creativity. Try working at:
- Coffee Shops
- Work Collectives
- Hotel Lobbies
- Local Libraries
These are great spots with free WiFi to switch your environment up and get some work done. You’ll naturally find yourself more focused just by working in a new location.
Schedule one day each week to work outside your home. Most people will choose Friday, but a Wednesday or Thursday might be when your mind needs it most. Just pay attention when your mind is starving for a distraction. That’ll be the best time to switch it up.
We’re in a crazy age of information overload. We take in 5 times more information than people did 30 years ago. That’s a lot of information for our brains to keep up with and it can easily limit our focus.
One of the best ways to stay focused? Unplug.
Like scheduling creative time, we need to learn to unplug or disconnect. While this can include eliminating distractions like texts, social media, and chat notifications, it’s more than that. It’s also a mindset.
When you’re working from home, your work can easily follow you from room-to-room, to dinner with family, or downtime with your spouse. Similar to having a physical zone dedicated to working, seek to create allocated mental zones.
Mental zones help you unplug from work and shift your focus. For example, if you have a home office, you can create a unique mental zone outside the office when work is over.
So, when you’ve finished working for the day, before walking through your office doorway, create a fresh mindset that ends work life and starts home life:
I’m unplugging from work and it’s time to be with my family.
Work is over. It’s home time. Go!
Stay present. Happy. Relaxed.
That’s just one example. Maybe a mental trigger for you is closing your laptop, or changing into “comfy clothes”—whatever signals you to unplug from your work mental zone and plug into your home life mental zone.
Let’s bring it all together: “S” is the glue that keeps you consistently focused and productive while working from home (or anywhere).
Want consistent, daily, long-term focus and productivity? You have to plan it:
- Set a reminder to drink your Nootropic Elixir before starting work or when you want it on-demand for meetings, presentations, or large projects.
- Create alarms on your phone to recenter your mind, stretch, and move.
- Schedule blocks of time, starting with tasks that’ll have the most significant impact, to creative time, meals, and purposeful breaks.
See your schedule as a promise to yourself and those you care about. If you’re scheduled to start work at 8 A.M. then that’s when you start. And, if you’re scheduled to unplug at 5 P.M. then that’s when you’re absolutely done for the day.
When you create a schedule that keeps you focused and productive, you’ll notice that you get much more done in less time. Who doesn’t want that?
Let’s Recap How to F.O.C.U.S. When Working From Home
It’s easy to get distracted when working from home. Here’s a quick recap on how to F.O.C.U.S.
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Have a dedicated workstation in your home that’s not your bed, couch, or dining table. View your house in zones with each zone having a specific purpose. Your desk or office is your work zone and doesn’t serve the same function as other zones like your recliner.
Make time to let your imagination run wild. This will ignite your passion and put you in service/contribution mode. On top of that, make time to change up your work environment by going to coffee shops, collectives, hotel lobbies, or your local library.
Just like having dedicated work zones, it’s important to set up dedicated mental zones. Create triggers to keep your work life separated from your home life. Whether it’s closing your laptop or walking through a doorway, mentally switch gears so your work mind doesn’t cloud your home mind.
Failing to plan is planning to fail. Schedule F.O.C.U.S. and see it as a promise to yourself and those you care about. Consistency is key. Your schedule will help you build habits you can carry with you wherever you end up or choose to be.
Stick with F.O.C.U.S. and you’ll find you’ll be able to get more done working from home or anywhere.
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