YOUR HOME SETUP
There are key things to bear in mind while working when organizing your workspace.
-Be conscious about your seating. Your back will never forgive you for using a dining chair! Good chairs should support your back while allowing you to adjust your seat height.
-The work surface of your desk should be stable and not wobbly. A good desk should be designed in such a way to allow for mobility. Lastly if your budget allows, look into good quality height adjustable desks to allow better posture especially at home.
-Minimize clutter by having cabinets to put away unnecessary items on your desk, as studies have shown most people find clutter to be distracting hence a negative impact on productivity.
TIPS TO EFFECTIVELY WORK FROM HOME
-Get up! Dress up! Show up! – have a regular sleeping routine that ensures you wake up energized and motivated. Also, wear something different to what you slept in and avoid working in your bedroom, this creates a mental shift from ‘rest time’ to ‘work time’. You can even wear your work attire!
-Have predefined work hours to help your family get used to the hours when you’re available to spend time with them and when you’re not. If you’re having trouble focusing on tasks online without getting sidetracked, you may consider downloading apps or browser plugins that may help minimize that.
-Beat procrastination! Clearly map out your day to help to get tasks done and preventing being sidetracked.
-Sleep is directly proportional to productivity. Sleeping better at night can help you feel more energized during the day and can help you accomplish tasks more effectively.
-Fitness – short of there being a lockdown at time of writing this, it’s essential to get out in nature and go for a run or walk whilst practicing social distancing. A daily dose of Vitamin D will do your immunity good. You can also stay active in your home by doing home exercises.
-Nutrition – In order to keep your system in check, it’s important to have a well-balanced diet and there are plenty of resources to help you out. Key tip is to plan your meals in advance, perhapswhen planning your work commitments.
Quick tips on working from home
Always ensure that your work area has enough lighting. In addition to that, try to find an area of your house that has minimum distractions. Keep a routine and most importantly, get some sun.
How to be more productive working from home
Being productive is a function of will power, however there is a lot you can do. For example, ensure your diet is healthy, try to exercise and cut back on smart phone time