7 Tips to become more Productive while Working From Home

Working from home has its challenges. I use these 7 tips to overcome them.

Roman Orac


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I’m a full-time Data Scientist. I work from home for the last year and a half. I was extra productive at first (finished with my work earlier) and had more time because I wasn’t commuting. But after some time my productivity started to decline.

Working from home (WFH) is not for everyone. Some feel more productive while others dream about returning to the office.

When I started constantly working during the weekends, I decided it’s time for a change. I analyzed my working routine and slowly started changing it.

These 7 tips are what helped me to change my working routine and increase productivity.

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1. Start working early in the morning

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Waking up early in the morning was the hardest for me, but also the most effective. I simply couldn’t wake up early in the morning when I knew I was WFH.

I set my alarm at 6 am and I was just pressing snooze till 8 am or even later.

In my first month I started with work at 8 am, next month at 9 am, soon after at 10 am… I kept postponing my work.

What did I change to wake up earlier in the morning?

I started going earlier to bed. At first, at 11 pm then at 10 pm. I kept repeating this routine for a week (as benefits weren’t obvious right away), but soon after I…