If you are new to working from home due to the pandemic doing the rounds, you have probably found it a bit of a shock if you have been used to working in a busy office! There are many benefits to working from home and also some disadvantages, but if you are thinking it is something that you may have to do long term, or something that you might like to do long term, there are many ways of making working from home life a lot easier for yourself.
The first thing that you will need to make the most of working from home, is the correct equipment. This is worth making sure that you have the best furniture that you can as you will be spending a lot of time here so want to be comfortable. Some companies offer next day delivery office desks if you need it to arrive quickly.
Decide where in your home you will set up your office. It may be a spare room, or part of a room that you can turn into an office. You may have room in your garden to add a garden office, which is a great way to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate. The main thing is that it is quiet and free of distractions in the rest of the household.
It is essential to have a disciplined daily routine when you are working from home. Include all the tasks that need to be done and how that can fit in with your work – don’t be tempted to change the routine. For example, if you have half and hour for lunch, get away from your desk and take your half an hour, but no more. Remember to build exercise into your routine too, even if just a gentle 20-minute walk to break up the afternoon.