Since for the most part, we are all working remotely for the foreseeable future, it is so important to have a productive atmosphere. While some of us are used to working from home, others have never experienced it. It can be a big adjustment, but with these tips you will be ready to take on each day.
First and foremost, you need to have a set schedule. Just because you are not going into the office, does not mean you throw structure away. It is crucial to still wake up early, have a morning routine and get ready for the day. As good as it sounds to stay in your pajamas, try your best to change into a new outfit – it can still be cozy! Having your same morning routine will help with productivity.
Find a space to set up. You may not have the luxury of an office anymore, so you need to find the best option for you. The kitchen island or the dining room table may have to be temporarily transformed to a work space. Make sure you set up your computer and all your necessary supplies. It is also good to work in a space that gets a lot of light to keep you productive.
Since you are going to be taking a lot of meetings from home, a computer set up including a camera is probably crucial. Headphones are important to keep out the noise from the rest of your family that are also stuck at home.
Take breaks here and there! You may think that since you are home you have to keep your head down and power through all day to feel productive. Luckily, working from home gives you some flexibility. Go take a walk when you reach a good point in the day, or shut down for lunch.
It is going to be a big adjustment, but there are so many ways to make the most of this situation!