Working from Home Tips
For some people, the prospect of staying in their pyjamas all day can be tempting, but washing and getting dressed will not only improve your state of mind, it will psychologically prepare you to start work. Some people find that dressing formally is helpful, and also useful if they need to dial into a video call, but you can dress comfortably too.
If you have set hours of work, it’s important to stick to these when you’re working from home. Be ready to start your day at the same time as you would normally arrive in your office or workplace, and finish your day at the same time.
Make your work space personal
Make sure your office reflects your personality by adding a few of your favourite photos and artwork. Creating a home office that’s truly ‘yours’ goes a long way when it comes to creating an inspiring and comfortable space.
Take regular breaks
It’s good to have a routine when you’re working from home, but make sure you don’t spend all day looking at the screen. It’s important to take regular screen breaks and get up from your desk and move around just as you would in an office.
Natural light has an immediate effect on productivity levels and has been shown to be a mood booster so try working close to a window. If that’s not possible try some overhead lighting.
A Cleaner Space
A cleaner environment can help motivation and productivity levels. Clean up your desk top and organise those drawers for a more professional look and feel.