Working from home can be quite challenging, and sometimes people aspire to do it, and then realise it takes more than just your laptop and a comfy seat. The dream is to be able to work in your pyjamas, answer business calls from bed, and work from anywhere. While a lot of that is true, you also want to be productive, and sometimes you need to be disciplined in the terms of what you wear and where exactly you work from. I wanted to share with you some of the things you could consider to help you create the perfect home office.
Have a dedicated area
While it can be convenient to work from your knee, the kitchen table or bed sometimes, it is also just as important to have a dedicated place in the home to work. It can be quite distracting to work from home if you have the distractions of normal life all round you such as the TV, Netflix or even the pots that need doing. Get yourself a little desk and make a workstation. It doesn’t need to be a whole room, but if you can dedicate a small space you can find that you will be far more productive. There are plenty of inspiring ideas for small spaces online
Make sure you have all the tools you need
The next thing to think about would be to ensure you have all the tools you need to be able to work effectively from your home. Decent WiFi, a computer or a phone to work from and even Epson Ink cartridges so that those invoices and labels can be reprinted out effectively. Having the tools you need to do the job you want will make life easier in terms of your home office environment.
Keep it inspiring
Working from home doesn’t mean your environment has to be boring. You still need to feel inspired especially if your job involves a level of creativity. So think about having your favourite colour incorporated in some way, add you favourite quotes to the wall, use nice stationery, do an include anything that makes you happy, motivates you and keeps you inspired.
Make it comfortable
There has to be some level of comfort working from home. It doesn’t mean lounging around on the sofa or the bed, although that is a real possibility. But consider investing in a good chair for your new desk. Also things like regulating room temperatures and keeping things like designated lunchtimes to keep some form of structure to your day will help.
Dress for the day
Finally, not directly involved in your office, but dressing for the day can really help you to stay motivated and productive. You are less likely to feel ready for work if you are still in your pyjamas. You don’t need to dress up or wear work attire, but preparing for the day can help you get into the right frame of mind when it comes to working from home.
I hope that these tips help you to create the right home office and working environment.