Working from home is a good idea in many times, especially in similar situations to what the world is going through currently facing the Coronavirus. But turning your home into an office can be difficult even in normal times, as it could be hard to separate work and everyday life when both are in the one place.
So if you are planning to work from home, here are some tips to make working from home more efficient and productive.
Set your Equipment and Technology
First thing you need to make sure you set the equipment and tools you need to get your work done such as your computer, headphones, internet connection etc. Also make sure you can properly access video and audio conferencing and to contact your coworkers as well as online tools you use to do your tasks.
Choose a Dedicated Workspace
After making sure your tools are ready, you need to choose a proper place to work. Try to work away from your bedroom or sleeping place. Choose a place to work that will make you feel awake and productive. The place also must be suitable to support the tools you are using such as a desk for you laptop and a decent chair to support you back.
Put a Plan
Putting plan for the day will help a lot to make you finish your tasks. Set your tasks and priorities and the times for each task. Also plan when you are taking breaks. Breaks are important to help you continue and have your work done.
When you are home you can easily feel cozy and relaxed, which is not really a good thing when you have work to be done. So to overcome this you need to get changed out of your pajamas
Set rules with your family
When you are home, most probably your family is home too. So you need to inform people you live with that you’re working and you will need some space or quietness to concentrate. Like if you are having a video call with your colleagues and need everyone to be quiet.