Whether you’ve just become your own boss or want to avoid the dreaded commute a few days a week, working from home is never as easy as it’s initially set out to be. With distractions around every corner and motivation easy to disappear it is easy to reach the end of the day without being very productive.
Here are a few great tips for making your home office more comfortable and easier to work from.
Invest In The Best
When you’re sitting down for the majority of the day it is important to invest in a comfortable seat and desk. Don’t just use a dining chair or another one from around the house. Working with bad posture can cause a whole host of problems that can really hurt your progress in the long run. Consider investing in ergonomic desks for your office as in the long run it’s imperative that your health and comfort comes first in this case.
Keep It Bright
The ideal home office is spacious, beautifully decorated and filled with natural daylight. However, we know that this is not always the case. With living space at a premium its not always possible to be doing your daily tasks in a cramped, airless and dark room, which can be disastrous for your health and wellbeing, Take advantage of any overhead lighting you may have and buy some lamps if you need to keep your space a well lit as possible. A gloomy office isn’t good for your mood and also can really dent productivity overall.
Keep Clean and Tidy
Unnecessary clutter and debris can play havoc with your productivity in the home office. It takes up space which may already be limited. Make sure you tidy any papers or books that you leave behind after your workday has ended and re-set your room. A tidy room can increase feelings of calm and well being and make sure you’re starting your new day on the right foot.
Stay On Top Of Organisation
Being organised can help to reduce stress and increase your ability to do your work well. There’s nothing worse than having to dig through stacks of paperwork to find that important document or having no idea where you’ve left a looming invoice. Invest in a filing system or online cloud storage system to make sure that you can find what you need when you need it with ease.
Keep The Office At The Office
Set a separate room for you to do your work. Working in the bedroom or in front of the TV does absolutely nothing to help you stay focused on the work that you need to get done. This allows you to keep some form of work-life balance and be able to switch off when you are in other rooms in your home with ease. Keep it dedicated to your home office and see your work speed and focus increase exponentially. Make sure you inform other members of your family that the room is specifically for you to work to avoid anyone using it as a spare room.