The ability to work from home, even if only on occasion is appealing—but it can have its downsides. If you find you are less productive when working from home try the tips below.
Create A Home Office
If you can, convert a spare bedroom, basement, or attic into your home office. If you work from home full-time, consider adding a permanent or temporary living space—such as a recycled container with plenty of windows. At the very least, add a desk to a corner of your living room or dining room.
Keep The Same Hours
If you are new to working from home your challenge may be that you are having a difficult time sitting down and getting to work. This is why you must set office hours, such as working from 9 am to 5 pm. If not a traditional schedule, at least commit to a weekly schedule.
Make Your Workspace Comfortable And Functional
I don’t know about you, but I can only sit still for so long. So, I have a balance ball at my desk as an alternate option to my chair, and a standing workstation. Also, make sure you have at least the basics required to get your job done.
It may take a few weeks, but you will fall into a routine—and may find that you are more productive when working from home!