Concentration and working from home, how do you do that?
And then suddenly you’re at home, with the whole family. But your (school) work will continue as normal. How do you ensure that you do not procrastinate and that your concentration remains good? In this blog you will find a number of tips to maintain your concentration while working!
Make a plan!
Make a schedule on the same day every week. For example on Sunday, planning becomes a habit. Of course, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to look at or update your schedule for the rest of the week. But then planning becomes a habit and you cannot postpone it. Think about what you want to do each week. Once you have your to-do list ready, it is smart to consider the order in which you want to complete your to-do list. This ensures that you also start with the tasks that you don’t really feel like doing.
What are the benefits of planning?! (Benefits, yes there really are!)
Planning ensures that you…
- have more peace in your head;
- have a much better overview of what needs to be done;
- have better concentration;
- will delay much less.
Make a TO DO list every day!
Look at your weekly schedule and make a TO DO list accordingly. I personally put every TO DO on a separate yellow note. Make sure you don’t think about too much in a day. If you schedule too many tasks in a day, chances are you’ll do a lot less.
Think about the order!
Determine the order before you start doing your (home)work.
Why? Thinking about the order in advance has many advantages:
- better concentration
- more peace in your head
- more focus
Better concentration and more rest is great! It ensures that you can do your work with all your attention.
Signing off provides motivation.
Also make sure that what you have completed is signed off. Why sign off?
For 2 reasons! 1 It gives you an overview, but it also ensures that a happiness hormone is released in your brain. That happiness hormone makes you feel good and keeps you motivated to complete your list.
Work with the Pomodori technique
The Pomodiri technique is very simple: you work for 25 minutes and then take a 5-minute break. Then you work again for a 25-minute break and then you take another 5-minute break. Repeat this 3 times and then take a longer break. Think in advance what you are going to do during the break, sitting on your phone is fine, but then those 5 minutes of break quickly become a little more than 5.
Hopefully these tips are useful to you and you can now get back to work with full concentration! Come on!