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How to Perk up Quickly from WFH Procrastination

| Tuesday August 31, 2021
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Picture this: You’re standing under your tankless water heater, taking a warm shower after a long day from work at home, wondering why you can never seem to complete the tasks at hand. Well, worry not, because you are not alone in this.

Working from home has been a trend these days, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced half of the world to shift to remote work. While it has been proven that work can still get done even when you are not in the office, it is undeniable that for some people and for some time, people may procrastinate accomplishing the tasks at hand. 

If you are reading this, chances are COVID-19 has affected your regular work schedule and routine, and that you have probably been working remotely for over a year now. At times, you may also struggle to focus when working at home, which results in lower productivity. You must be wonder if there is a solution to procrastination? After all, minimizing distractions is key to getting your work done and actively contributing to your team and organization. 

Well, read on then, for we have some great tips for you!

1- Focus on your Priorities for a Moment

Before you begin work, take a moment to gather your thoughts and to consolidate and create your day’s to-do list as per your priorities. Make sure you list down everything, from the most important tasks to the most routine and mundane assignments. Once those are clearly written out, you can gain clarity on what tasks requires urgent attention, and what tasks can afford to wait. 

Next, rank all the tasks you have to do according to their importance. Then you will have a better understanding on what should be your priority. We also highly recommend planning and allocating time to the specific tasks and assignment. For example, you may want to dedicate two hours, from 9am to 11am to work on that important presentation. After 11am, whether you completed the presentation or not, move on to the next task. This will ensure that you do not neglect your other assignments.

If you do manage to complete the presentation before 11am, then you can cross that task off your to-do list. This does not get much mention, but striking tasks off your to-do list and watching the list get shorter and shorter can be both quite gratifying and motivating.

A note, a book, and a calendar

2- Stretching is Important

When you wake up early in the morning, it is essential to stretch and prepare your muscles for the long day ahead. As it is a work-from-home routine, you can consider it a blessing because you now have the luxury of time as you can quickly get prepared for all of your tasks without having to rush out of your house to join the early morning traffic to get to your office.

But, let’s not forget that sitting at your desk for prolonged periods can also be pretty tiring. Throughout the day, remind yourself to take a few light stretches once every few hours. Apart from loosen your stiffened muscles, such light stretches can also go a long way in helping you to clear your mind so that you can have renewed focus to tackle the next task. 

A man stretching his body in front of his work desk

3- Go for a Quick Run

When you are engulfed by work and tired from the endless stream of projects and assignments, exercising may seem counterintuitive. But you may be mistaken. Just a short 10-15 minute exercise or run is enough for you to perk your mind up. This is because even a short exposure to the open air can make you feel relaxed and refreshed as you fill your lungs with fresh, outdoor oxygen. When you are back, you’ll be surprised to find that you are now more alert and able to focus to complete the tasks with greater efficiency.

An illustration of running activity

4- Watch Your Lunch Intake

Sometimes, eating excessive food can make you feel lazy and sleepy. This leads to procrastination and leaving your tasks undone.

Don’t get us wrong: We are not asking you to leave your lunch at all. We are saying that having too heavy a lunch can make you feel sleepy, unproductive, and may cause your momentum to drop. If you have health issues, we do not recommend skipping your lunch break.

However, if you feel like you are up to the task, you can try skipping your lunch break or eating only when you are hungry. And when you are having your lunch, avoid overgorging yourself. If possible, follow the tip above and fit a quick workout in before going for a light meal. This way, you can keep your mind refreshed for next few hours!

5- Take a Quick and Nice Warm Shower

If you are feeling too tired to go for a quick run, why not take a quick warm shower? Once you step out of the bathroom, you’ll be feeling fresh and happy, and all ready to get your remaining tasks done.

Are you unsure of how you can take a warm shower? The Rheem Prestige Platinum Electric Instant Water Heater Shower is one of the best electric water heaters available for your perfect shower experience. 

Apar from having an elegant design, this electric tankless hot water heater also features a stainless-steel heating chamber and an Incoloy heating element, which are both known to be high quality and durable. This means that you can continue using your instant water heater for many years to come.

Moreover, both the stainless-steel heating chamber and incoloy heating element are replaceable. This means that in the unlikely event of a component malfunction, it will not be necessary to shop for and replace the entire water heater unit. Instead, you’ll only need to replace the faulty stainless steel heating chamber or Incoloy heating element. What could be better than this?

Prestige instant water heaters in different models

Final Verdict

You are on the way to removing procrastination from your life! The transition from an office job to one that allows you to work from home is not something you can adapt to overnight. Starting with some of these tips will help you stay on track, and you’ll find you’re more productive after a while. Moreover, with the Rheem’s Prestige Platinum Electric Instant Water Heater, you can stay active and refreshed throughout the day. To learn more about Rheem’s Prestige Platinum Electric Instant Water Heater, click here: https://www.rheemsingapore.com/product/prestige-platinum-instant-shower

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