All right, if you follow all of these steps, you'll have a complete work-from-home routine ready to follow. So, what now? If everyone followed their work-from-home schedule after making one, home office productivity wouldn't be so infamously tricky to achieve. The real trick is to actually stick to it.
To make sure you stick to your routine, we recommend using "bumpers" to keep you on track. And all that means is reminders and alarms. For example, it can help to display your schedule where you can easily see it, like the refrigerator, in addition to keeping it in your day planner.
One of the best ways to set up bumpers and make sure you follow your schedule is by setting alarms. Use a 15-minute reminder before your workday begins and ends, and maybe for your lunch break, too. Then set reminders for your routine breaks during the workday. Otherwise, it's way too easy to work through those.
Also, consider creating "do not disturb" hours on your phone for times when a call or text would distract you from what you're supposed to be doing. Of course, it's best to create emergency parameters to make sure important calls can get through.