Get more done when you are working from home
1. Set up your office for productivity
Try to find a quiet corner of the house where outdoor noise and family disruptions are at a minimum. If possible, make sure your space has a window, unless you enjoy working in dark corners. Put a few plants in your office to improve the air quality and provide something peaceful to look at. Make sure everything you use regularly is close to hand and keep clutter to a minimum - it’s frustrating and wastes time.
2. Decorate To Inspire
Create an atmosphere that inspires you - make it a place in which it’s a pleasure to spend time. An environment like this will help you to work more productively. Map wallpaper is a fantastic decoration idea if it is centred on an area in which evokes happy memories. A timeline wall mural showing how your business has grown is a great tool for positive working. Soothing green colours are great to help you relax and work more efficiently. Whether you use wallpapers, paint, wall decal stickers, prints or canvas art, make sure that the things around you drive and inspire you to work.
3. Get Comfortable
Invest in a good office chair and make sure you’re sitting in an ergonomically correct position at your desk. If you get really uncomfortable sitting for too long, try a standing desk. I use one and can highly recommend it.
An anti-glare screen for your computer can seriously improve your comfort level, allowing to focus on getting that work done.
4. Declutter Often. Be Ruthless
Things have a habit of collecting in home offices, especially if you have kids.Be ruthless and remove all unread books, paper piles, used mugs and whatever else is taking up space for no purpose. Resist the urge to fill that space with storage. You can get more focused with a clean, uncluttered office.
5. Take care of your eyes
Reduce eye strain by following the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, stop looking at your screen. Stare at something 20 yards away and hold it for 20 seconds. This might not sound much, but you’d be surprised how much difference it can make!
6. Dress For Work
It’s easy to get into wandering down the stairs in your PJs, grabbing a cuppa and heading straight to the computer. You can shower later, right? Don’t do it. Force yourself to get up and get ready for a regular work day, every day. You’re going to get distracted, you’ll lose track of time and be in a panic when you suddenly have to get ready for a video call or to actually go somewhere. Plus, there’s just something about dressing the part that makes you feel more professional and ready to tackle your work in the most productive way possible.
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