HOW TO WORK FROM HOME

Work from home

Working remotely is a great option to earn a sustainable living if you want to have freedom in the working place and time.

Whether you started working from home due to coronavirus quarantine, you have a medical condition that limits your ability to travel for work, have to put up with unfair working conditions, or you want to stay at home with your kids, today’s internet-connected world allows you to successfully balance work and life by working from home.

In Barbados, working from home for most people was merely a passing thought, however, with the onset of the pandemic, many employers had no other choice about to allow their staff to work from their own space. This, in our opinion, is revolutionary as it allows employees to showcase their ability to get the job done and for the employer to apply a bit of trust to the relationship.

As this is a new regime for most, we wanted to outline a few points to consider.

 


Using strategies such as setting personal boundaries and learning how to use time management can save you time at the same time increasing productivity.

 


 

If you’re looking to spend time in Barbados and you’re wondering if you’d have the ability to work from home be it having stable WiFi or an office, we have good news for you! Inspired by the Caribbean can offer properties with offices and or quiet spaces for you to get the work done. Just contact us at travel@inspiredbythecaribbean.com.

What are the Benefits of Remote Working?

The option to start working from home means you won’t have to put up with stressful office meetings anymore or stress about everyday commute issues. You will have the freedom to organize your time and life as it suits you. Also, working from home allows you to set up your office the way you like. Plus, remote working will allow you to spend more time at home with your family.

How to Make the Most of Remote Working?

Those who work from home highly value the freedom to manage their time and tasks in a way that works for them. However, working from home may be overwhelming. The freedom to organize your working day can easily become a trap of wasted hours with little to none productivity while you struggle with too many tasks in both business and personal life.

Using strategies such as setting personal boundaries and learning how to use time management can save you time at the same time increasing productivity.

Time Management: Why is it Important to Track your Time?

Tracking where you spend the most time during your working hours can help you determine which activities you spend the most time on. Simply said, the time management log helps you effectively set priorities, plan your breaks, and working hours in line with your productivity patterns. In addition, keeping a time management log can help you identify how much time you spend on irrelevant activities.

 


 

If you’re looking to spend time in Barbados and you’re wondering if you’d have the ability to work from home be it having stable wifi or an office, we have good news for you! Inspired by the Caribbean properties are all fitted with wifi, & quiet spaces/offices for you to get the work done. Just contact us at travel@inspiredbythecaribbean.com.

 


 

Time management strategies are an effective way to set your priorities and increase productivity. Also, they help you to minimize distractions, increasing your focus, motivation, and productivity.

Plan Your Breaks

Make sure you aren’t working all the time. Add in breaks and go outside when the weather permits. This can be a great time for your mid-day meditation. Find a quiet spot in your garden or balcony or go to a nearby park and feel connected to nature.

Setting the Boundaries

Working from home may soon become overwhelming, particularly if you have to juggle between your work and your kids’ needs, tasks, or online lessons. To ease stress and tension, designate different areas of your home as ‘work/study’ and ‘relax’ spaces if your living space allows.

Spending 24/7 at home still doesn’t mean that you are available all the time. If you have young kids, make clear to them that you can’t play or help with their homework before you finish your job.

Spruce Your Workspace with Plants

Studies show that greenery promotes relaxation, increases productivity and cognitive attention, along with improving air quality. Your indoor greenery will have a calming effect, helping improve your resilience to stress and help you stay content while working from home.

 

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