You’re probably also locked inside your home at the moment. After the first few weeks of following your instincts to be productive at home, you probably need some extra guidance now. That is why I created this post with 8 tips for a productive home office.
Welcome to the post that will save your productivity in the home office in the up-coming days.
If you received permission to work from home as precautions to prevent and delay as much as possible the proliferation of COVID-19, know that remote work is not a seven-headed monster. However, certain aspects of it must be taken seriously.
It takes focus and discipline, while at the same time requires attention not to end up exceeding your workload (and a constant reminder to stop and EAT).
Working away from the office may seem difficult, but with some with healthy habits in place, it is possible to make this moment a great opportunity to organize yourself and your overall productivity.
Keep reading to find out 8 tips for a productive home office.
Just as if you were in an office, the décor of the environment is one of the responsible for making the day lighter and more productive. If you don’t have a fixed place to work at home, or if you leave your desk a complete mess, this can cause stress and reduce your inspiration for your projects.
Maintaining an organized, beautiful space with things that do you well is WAY more important than you’d expect.
The flexibility from being at home can also keep working non-stop. It’s super important to use lunch time to really have lunch and slow down at that time, just as you would if you were in the office.
These small moments are extremely important to keep up the pace of work throughout the day and without feeling tired at the end of the day.
Be sure to take moments to rest.
GO FOR A COFFEE
Tired of being alone at home and miss seeing more people? How about once a week you take your notebook to a café just to get away from the routine?
Sometimes working in another environment can ensure an extra dose of inspiration for your work. Of course, this does not apply during a quarantine #stayhome
FIND A RIGHT POSTURE
This point goes both for the office and for home: try to find the most ergonomically correct position to work. Whether it’s a keyboard note stand or even using a book to support, see if your computer is at a good time for viewing.
It’s super important to take care of posture.
Moreover, even if it does not seem like it, having a good posture can improve your productivity!
A valuable tip from people who are accustomed to work from home (and a great way to maintain concentration), is to put an enjoyable playlist in the background.
This is especially important because, when we work from home, there comes a time of day when loneliness might tighten, as you have no one to talk. Listening to a lo-fi style song can help you face the day in a higher spirits.
This is especially important for side-bloggers, like yours truly. If you work in two companies or two businesses, it might be nice to separate your work in the two companies into two shifts (and always warn your co-workers about this decision). This can help you focus more during the day and focus on each specific project during that time.