How to Make The Most of Working From Home

How to Make The Most of Working From Home

on Jan 10, 2019 in Small business

Working from home can be a fantastic way to live a more flexible life and spend more time doing the things you want to be doing as you tend to be able to live more on your own terms.

 

Working from home makes a lot of sense, but it’s not without its drawbacks.  For instance, the feeling of isolation and subsequent loneliness that can kick in if you are by yourself all day, in your home office, without much contact from the outside world.  Indeed, many people that work from home find they are having to fend off low mood and depression due to feeling so isolated and not part of the world.

 

There’s also the challenge of productivity when working from home.  For some people, productivity has a tendency to suffer due to the lack of accountability and various distractions that are much more tempting and easy to entertain when working from home.

 

It’s clear that whilst there are often lots of benefits to working from home, there are also some challenges, particularly if you struggle with discipline or concentration.

 

It’s therefore essential to set up a good space in which to work.  In this article we’re going to look at three of the most important aspects in terms of making the most of working from home.


  1. CREATE A PRODUCTIVE SPACE

The first step, in setting up your office is to make sure you have a productive space in which to work.  This means you need to be somewhere with plenty of light, quiet, and minimalism so that you can focus on the task at hand.  It can be helpful to get in the house painters to give your home office a fresh lick of white paint as this can make a huge difference in terms of creating and light and productive space.

The first step, however,, is to declutter the space, as it can be very challenging to focus on a task if there is clutter everywhere.  This is why so many people find it helpful to sit in an art gallery or library when trying to concentrate.

 

  1. COMFORT

The next step is to ensure the space is comfortable – this means having plenty of light, heat or cool (depending on the season), and having furniture that supports you.

 

What you sit on is perhaps the most important factor when it comes to kitting out your office, as if you’re like most people, you’ll be sitting in this chair upwards of eight hours per day.  For this reason you’ll want a chair that provides decent ergonomic support and plenty of padding for your back and bottom, as you don’t want to be suffering with aches and pains due to a substandard desk and chair set-up.

 

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  1. HAVE A ROUTINE

There’s something about the ritual of getting dressed for work, taking the journey to the office, picking up your morning cup of coffee and saying hello to the same people, each day, that puts you in the right mindset to work.  Essentially, it puts you in a mental state that you associate with “working” – whereas, when you work from home, you don’t have this.

 

You therefore want to find a way to create a routine that supports your productivity, as this will help you get in a more focused state.  It will also help you relax more when you are at home, and not working.

 

 

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