Whether you have a side-hustle on the go or you’re looking to work full-time from home, it can seem like it’s hard to make everything work. However, the truth is that if you go about it in the right way working from home can be a great way to restore your work/life balance. Here are our tips on how to make working from home work for you.
Create a Dedicated Workspace
Whether it’s in the corner of your bedroom or you have space for your own office, make sure you dedicate a space that is just working if you can. It is really tempting to sit on the sofa with a laptop or have your computer in bed with you while you work, but the truth is that in the long term you’ll be uncomfortable and you won’t be able to be as productive as you would be with a proper workspace. You should also make sure it’s a workspace that you’re happy to be in – photos, stationery, a nice comfortable chair. Think of all the things you liked about your office space when you were attending work and which of these you can make work at home. Decorate the area exactly as you would want it!
Break Up The Day
If you’re working a full day at home, don’t be tempted to spend the whole day sat at your desk working. Working from home can be lonely so you need to make sure that you take steps to counteract this. Get outside for a walk in the sunshine at lunchtime or step away from your computer to phone a friend. When you’re at work you tend to wander around the office talking to people or get a break when its your turn to make the team drinks; so make sure you do what you can to break up the day when working at home too.
When you’re working from home, Tesco meal deals or Pot Noodles can be a thing of the past. With your own kitchen and the freedom to cook when you want, you can have anything you want for lunch – you can even have fish without the risk of upsetting the rest of the office.
The truth is that when it comes to how to make working from home work for you, we all have different needs – but the best thing you can do is embrace the fact you now work from home and take full advantage of those home comforts where you can!