What are your top productivity tips while working from home?

Sudheer Bandaru
4 replies
Being productive is not about getting multiple tasks done, but it's about getting the work done well. 💯 This article by Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2020/12/what-sup...) shares some great insights on how people manage to stay productive. Here are their top tips - 1. Create rules around your schedule - have blocks during the day to check your email and pause notifications while doing deep work. 2. Learn keyboard shortcuts - using the mouse increases the time wasted. So, learn keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier and to avoid wasting time. For the tool you use the most, learn 3 to 4 keyboard shortcuts, and it will make you instantly productive. 3. Think about what habits you want to change and how you can alter your environment to influence those behaviors - for example: if you want to read something after waking up then keep the kindle closer to you, rather than the phone. This is a very interesting way to play with your mind and to get things done. 4. Read your work aloud before sending it across. This will help you understand if it sounds right. You will be surprised when you do this the first time. Do you practice any of these? What keeps you productive? Let's share some ideas 💡


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This is so insightful. I usually establish a schedule and try to follow it as closely as possible. Ultimately, everyone has to create their own systems and stick with them if they want to succeed.
Fabian Maume
Have a proper desk setup: keyboard & secondary screen Drink maté... a lot of maté
Ash Menon
I've found that proper music can really help my productivity. I can't take anything with vocals as I find them distracting, and the beat has to be a sweet spot (too slow and I feel lazy, too fast and I feel anxious). This channel has some great work music that I've been enjoying for the past few months: https://www.youtube.com/c/MindAmend