Tips For Increasing Productivity While Working Remote
Regardless of your occupation, operating a business or working from home can be challenging. Kids, dogs, or an uncomfortable desk setting can all be distracting. It’s crucial to have a dedicated space at home that is surrounded by furnishings that are functional, comfortable, and make you feel productive. Creating distinguished spaces to work add structure to your day, similar to the structure you have when you’re working in an office. Below, we’ve outlined a list of do’s and don’ts to boost your productivity and spark your creativity at home.
Do Take Breaks
When you’re working in the office, you might not realize it, but you take breaks! You socialize with your coworkers, grab a cup of coffee, go to meetings, and more. When you’re working from home, you’re less apt to take breaks. When you don’t take breaks, skip lunch, don’t get up to let your dog out and move around periodically it can affect your productivity. Studies show that decompressing for a few minutes each day will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to crush your work day goals. To have a more productive remote working life, be sure to take breaks.
Don’t Get Too Comfortable
It’s important to remember to dress for success when you’re working from home. Although it’s comfortable to stay in your pajamas and slippers, changing into something that makes you feel productive can only benefit you. You wouldn’t show up to work in your sweatpants and pajamas, would you? Encourage yourself to get up everyday, get dressed, and put yourself together as you would if you were heading into work. Dressing your best will make you look and feel productive.
Do Set Up A Work From Home Office
Setting up a home office is one of the most important tips for being productive while working remote. You might be thinking, why does furnishing a home office matter? Well, remember, if you’re doing video conferences you’ll want to make sure that your background is appropriate. You wouldn’t want to have your messy kitchen in the background while video conferencing a client. In order to have a functional work space from your home, you have to create a designated office. Whether it’s at the dining room table or in a spare room, don’t be afraid of shaking it up and making it your own personal space.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Change
Since you’re working from home or working remotely, maybe it’s time to try something new. Consider transforming your home office. With the increase in the trend of standing desks, sometimes having a standing desk can take up less space than a regular desk arrangement. Standing desks are a great way to switch things up and can even boost your mood and energy levels. If you need a home office upgrade, consider investing in a standing desk, or a comfortable chair. There’s nothing worse than sitting in an uncomfortable chair all day, so make sure your chair is supportive in places it needs to be.
Working effectively from home can be different then working in your office like you’re used to. Next time you’re struggling with being comfortable and productive at your home office, try taking breaks, setting up a specific home office with your own furnishing, and remember not to get too comfortable. If you aren’t sure where to start in revamping your home office, reach out to us at the Weekender House, or call (603) 427-8658 for more tips.
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