HOW I DEALT WITH A WORK FROM HOME MONTH – LIVE MINT

Stuck working from home? Here’s how you can stay productive

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How do I manage my time?

In office, I knew I had to get in by a certain time, take a lunch break at 2pm, have tea at 6pm, etc. But, at home, I would end up having lunch at 4pm, working some days till 9pm and other days till 5pm. There was no consistency.

Expert-speak: Making a schedule for yourself can be boring, agrees Amit Kapoor, co-founder of Eupheus Learning, a Delhi-based educational technology start-up. “Everyone thinks it is there, all sorted in their ‘head’, but putting tasks down on paper could be beneficial. In fact, one can use tools like schedulers and reminders in Outlook or Google calendar so that they don’t miss an important deadline,” adds Kapoor.

A manager can definitely make the schedule for the co-worker and give timelines to be followed, as it were, in an office environment. Regular conference calls can let you stay on top of things at work, and in the loop. “According to me, work can be done from anywhere, especially if it does not demand the physical presence of an individual,” says Kapoor.