Try the ’20 / 20′ productivity hack

Remote working can be pretty tricky in terms of motivation, productivity and fatigue.

The lack of variety in the typical remote working day means huge amounts of screen time for everyone.

This has resulted in eyesight problems, fatigue and headaches for many people.

I discovered a simple trick during lockdown that has really helped me with both my productivity and wellbeing.

Simply set a timer for 20 minutes and try and work solidly for that time.

After 20 minutes take a break away from your screen and focus on something that’s further away than where your screen was (The recommendation is 20 metres away so I just gaze down the garden for a bit).

This technique gives you nice concentrated periods of working time (you’ll be amazed at what you can do in 20 mins!) and also regular breaks to help avoid fatigue and burn out.

If you are feeling particularly keen you can also set goals for things to get done in each 20 minute slot.

Do give it a whirl and see if it helps you feel less tired and more productive.