When we work from home we are faced with the so-called daily routine household chores that cause inconvenience and distraction and hence less productive output of our work. The first thing we need is to accept and adapt to this changing environment and design our homes as our new working place.
Here’s how you can create a perfect WFH office:
Define a corner as your WorkSpace Area – Decide on an area in your house where you would like to set up your office space. Remember you would be spending most of your productive hours here, so make sure you choose a place that is comfortable, concentration-boosting and less noisy.
Using the right furniture in your home office: Make it as ergonomic as possible …. A comfortable chair facilitates having the right posture, keeps you active and hence makes working much easier and efficiently productive. Investing in a proper table of your choice is also vital since it helps in stacking your laptop and other office essentials such as files and stationaries and notepads, and so on, at one place with minimal movement and wastage of time and resources. Having the right working chair and table will definitely give you a feel of an office environment.
Set up Proper Lighting: Having the perfect lighting is often an area we don’t really care about. But this is as essential as having the right furniture to work. With proper lighting, one can reduce the strain in our eyes and illuminate the workspace with just the right amount of light needed, helping you to read and see physical objects.
Good Internet Service and better connectivity: a good internet speed compliments your work productivity and is a must to have at home when most of us are working from home. According to the nature of your work decide on your internet plan. Additionally ensure you are equipped with extension cords and other utilities that will enable you to be ready when you need to charge your phone, or take a print-out or connect speakers, etc.
Have a routine: Identify your working hours whether you are a morning person or you like burning the midnight oil, ensure utilizing your workspace for better concentration and productivity. Don’t be distracted with household work and allocate time to handle both home and office work. Set a timer for yourself and designate and define your work starting hours, lunch break, relaxation break, etc during business hours and when the work time is over, you can have your personal time for your other activities.
Be Organised: Last but not the least, being organized gives you more time in hand and makes you more energetic and focused to finish the task at hand. De-clutter your office with unwanted items and have a designated space for your files and papers. This will make a perfect working environment and ensure a better lifestyle.