Although working from home seems like the ultimate luxury, most professionals forget about one crucial element: productivity. Working from home is great, but it can be a real drag if you struggle with staying productive.
With the increase in demand for employees to work from home as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, here are some tips to enhance your ‘home-working’ experience.
1. Stick to a Ritual
One enjoyable perk of working from home is, not having to get caught up in the morning to commute to an office. However, working from home doesn’t mean you get to skip your morning routine altogether. You should still set an alarm, get up early, take a shower, grab coffee and breakfast, just like you have to leave the house.
With the Aztech Kyla Smart Light Switch, your lights can be pre-set to turn on at the desired timing, acting as a de-facto alarm to begin your daily routine. Complemented with the Aztech Kyla Smart Curtain system, draw open the curtains, allowing natural sunlight into your room to wake up more naturally. The curtain can also be controlled to be remotely via your mobile phone, to be closed, in the event that privacy is required.
2. Avoid Unnecessary Distractions
Although you might treat “working from home” as really a “day off” that involves your couch and the television – making this a habit will not be productive. Treat your work-from-home day as any normal work day, and avoid the TV and other digital distractions so you can focus on your work. If you find that the TV is distracting you, turn it off and try listening to music instead.
The Aztech Kyla Smart IR Cube, with 360° infrared signalling, is an all-in one remote control that turns all connected infrared appliances into smart devices. You can easily turn on/off IR appliances like the TV or air-conditioning via your mobile phone or voice control if you have Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
3. Listen to Music
Okay, so you shut off the TV and other distractions, and you are sitting at your desk and focused on your work. But, now it’s too quiet.
Listening to music while you work can help boost productivity levels and even enhance creativity. Even if you aren’t a huge music fan, studies have shown that listening to soft, classical music while you work can help improve focus.
Get in the spirit with the unique sound quality of Aztech PHON STUDIO Wireless Speaker. With Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, you can setup the device and enjoy studio quality sounds ‘as it was meant to be heard’. The speaker also comes with a built-in microphone, so you can make calls with it, turning the device into loudspeakers for conference meetings.
4. Stay Connected
Interact with others! Working from home every day can get pretty lonely – Video chat is a great way to stay connected with other people.
Depending on the nature of your work and your position, you could end up spending almost all of your day on calls, video conferences or other high-bandwidth internet activities.
The Aztech WMB250AC Wi-Fi Mesh has been designed to accommodate a multitude of bandwidth-hungry internet activities within your home while extending your wireless network. With wireless speeds of up to 2100Mbps on dual band channels, enjoy lag-free videos and seamless connectivity from any corner of your home.
5. Have a Peace of Mind
This can be difficult, especially if you have babies, infants or have multiple pets at home, all of whom will want your attention. Enjoy better peace of mind from your home workspace with the Aztech Blink Smart Portable Security Camera, where you can see what’s going on, right on your smartphone. Check your baby, know what your pets are doing, and be alerted with no false alarms.