There are a lot of things that keep people organized, doing sports for example or keeping up with a to-do list. So today we want to share with you a few things that help us to stay focused during busy times and keep up with an ideal work-life-balance. The sentence clean place clear mind works perfect for me. I don’t have a desk at home, but this huge dining table where I sit most of the times with my laptop. A dining table isn’t the ideal place to work from home so I have a bag of tricks that help me to keep me organized.Firstly, besides a clean place and to keep a clear mind you have to structure your working time and your free time. I tend to work late so I need to set a date when it’s time to close my laptop and spend some time with friends and family. It’s important to give yourself a break from time to time to stay focused. So schedule regular breaks during the day, grab a little snack or have some fresh air. Making these breaks increases productivity.
Switch off the notifications on your mobile devices. As important it is to develop a work-life-balance and take your time off, it’s also important to stay focused during work time. Don’t let little notifications interrupt your concentration with annoying popup messages and put yourself in a position where you can focus on doing your tasks.
Use to-do lists to keep up with both your working tasks and your daily life. In the morning I write down at least three points on both of my to-do lists I try to work through during my day. This gives me a good feeling at the end of the day even if my day ends at three pm in the afternoon. That’s ok! Set yourself a goal and when you’ve reached it, allow yourself to enjoy your spare time.