Working from home is becoming the “new normal” for a lot of folks. This can be a challenge for many especially if you’re at home with the kids at the same time. You will find that you can excel at remote work by putting these simple tips into action.
Make A Dedicated Work Space
You need to set up a dedicated workspace and that shouldn’t be your bed or couch. Ideally, this space should be disconnected from the rest of the distractions in the house. That means the kitchen counter might not be the best spot. You can set up a temporary office in a spare room, down in the basement or even up in the attic. The goal should be to have a dedicated space that will allow you to focus on your work.
You might find that without the stream of coworkers “popping” by that you can actually get a lot more work done. The trade off is that you might create a sense of isolation. That is why you need to stay connected with your coworkers. You can set up a group chat to check in with each other. You should also make a point of reaching out and calling at least once a day.
Make a Schedule
Going to work at an office provided you with structure. Sometimes working at home can make it feel like that structure is “out the window!” That is why you need to make a schedule for your home work day just as you would with your office work. Set a start time, lunch break and end time. You can be a bit flexible because you don’t have to factor in a commute. Once you do make a schedule, stick to it.
Enhance Your Communicating
The foundation of remote work will be communication through emails but you shouldn’t restrict yourself to just that form of communication. There are tools such as FaceTime and video conferencing that can have you staying in touch in more personal ways. The other benefit of setting up these types of networks is that it will compel you to “get dressed” for work. You don’t have to wear your suit at home but you still want to get out of your pajamas for your work day!
Don’t Drop Your Housework
You might feel that working from home gets you off the household chore duties. Actually, it would be the opposite. Even when you worked at an office, you still took care of the household cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping. That still needs to continue. You want to create a positive work environment that isn’t surrounded by clutter. If your cleaning reveals a lot of rubbish and unwanted clutter that you can’t toss out in the trash, you can still count on Junk King Columbus to make a pickup. The new removal procedures that we put into effect will help streamline the process and make sure everyone can stay safe. You won’t have to work at home with clutter when Junk King Columbus is just a call away.