Working from home? This is the dream for many of us. When you work from home, you don’t have to worry about spending a fortune on commuting and parking. You don’t have to spend hours of your day in your car or on public transport. You can choose your own working environment, rather than having a struggle over the temperature and noise levels with colleagues. But you will have to adapt the way you work and the space you work in to make sure that you still perform to a high standard, hitting your KPIs and goals and advancing your career. Here are some top tips that can help you to be as productive as possible while working from home!
Create a Dedicated Workspace
When you work from home, it really is important to have a dedicated workspace. You need to create a good and healthy divide between your home life and your work life – and creating a home office or a similar space can really help with this. A home office provides you with a space that you can focus in, where others can’t distract you and where you can really get your head down. When you leave your space once your shift finishes, you can simply close the door and not think about work again until the morning. You should furnish this space with desks from Tylko, an ergonomically designed chair, storage solutions such as drawers and filing cabinets and anything else you need to be productive and organised throughout your working day.
Still Get Up Early
When you work in an office, you have no choice but to get up early, get ready for work and head out of the house. When you work from home, many people fall into the bad routine of setting their alarm to wake up just before they need to switch their laptop on and sign in. While it’s possible to get through your work in this way, it’s still recommended that you wake up at least an hour in advance of starting your work day and having a good morning routine pre-work. This helps you to feel good and fresh, prepare for the day and have a good breakfast before getting started. You don’t want to throw your brain right into the deep end of meetings, calls, answering emails and getting to work as soon as you open your eyes in the morning.
If you live alone, working from home can be pretty straightforward. But if you share your living space with others, things can become a little more difficult. Family or friends who you live with can be tempted to distract you during your working hours, as they have easy access to you. But you do need to practice self restraint and set boundaries in order to get your hours in and your work done distraction-free. Let people know your working hours and request that nobody bothers you – other than emergencies, of course – during this time.
These tips should help when it comes to creating good routine and being as productive as possible while working from home!