Tips for Working From Home
When working from home, it is important to create a positive working environment to complete your work. Some people may find it easier to work in the office while others find themselves more productive in their own environment.
Working from home can be beneficial as this cuts commute time and costs. Others may find themselves feeling unmotivated, distracted, or isolated.
Here are some top tips for making the most of working from home:
- Set and stick to an achievable routine
Create a routine that you are able to stick to. Start the day by taking time to prepare yourself for the workday. When working, ensure you understand the tasks that need to be completed for the day.
- Make a dedicated workspace
Not everyone will have a large space in their home to work from. However, finding an area that is comfortable for you will encourage a positive work attitude and environment.
Some people may work from a desk, bedroom, or dining room. Be sure to create a quiet area to work in with enough space to complete your tasks and reduce distractions.
If you do not have space to work at home, a local cafe or community space could be ideal!
- Take a break
Remember to take breaks as you would if you were working in the office. Take time to have lunch or grab a quick coffee. However, be mindful when working from home as there can be many more distractions.
- Stay connected
Remember to communicate with your colleagues. This can make you feel like you are still part of the team and ensure you are completing the correct tasks throughout the day.
- Set boundaries
Set boundaries for yourself and what you need for each workday. Have discussions with the people you live with as you may need to concentrate or handle confidential information. Communicate with children who may assume that you are at home to spend the day with them.
- Be kind to yourself
Remind yourself that you are at work and allow yourself time to decompress after the day has finished.
Written by: Zoe Langhorn– Social Media and Business Development
Edited by: Amelia Banks – Social Media and Content Development