If you are homeschooling or working by yourself at home, you will want to make life feel more comfortable and relaxed. It can be tough working from home every day, as the home starts to feel more like an office. If you feel that way, here are some tips to help you make your working from home life more comfortable and enjoyable.
Get fresh air inside the house
Being stuck inside all day is not ideal. You may have to if you have lots of work commitments, or you have to juggle your children’s learning with your own tasks. So, if you do not get a chance to step outside you will most likely be making use of your air conditioning units or opening your windows. Fresh air is great for the mind and the body. It enhances focus and helps you feel more productive. If you find your AC unit is not efficient enough due to having it off all winter, then you may benefit from an air conditioning repair service.
Have a dedicated workspace
Working from the bed or your kitchen table is not always ideal. If you have room for a small desk or have a designated room to work from then you should. This means you will be able to set up your office supplies and leave them there. This is ideal for creating separation from home and work.
It can be easy to stay in your pyjamas all day when you are working from home. But, this will not help you be productive. If you set yourself the task to get dressed every morning, you will feel more prepared and end up being more productive throughout your working hours. Again, this will help create a separation between work and home life. Even if it is getting changed into jeans or trousers, it is better than slouching around in your comfy clothes. Those should be left for the evenings when you relax after work.
Decide which tasks need focus
Think through your work tasks: which of them require intense concentration, and which ones can you do with kids in the background or while watching Netflix? Trying to write while kids are around is extremely difficult. Some tasks require more attention than others, which is so hard when you have distractions. But attempting high concentration tasks with kids is nearly impossible. Most tasks should be done in the morning, ideally when you have fewer distractions.
The next time you question whether it is worth sitting by the window, sitting at a desk, or getting dressed for your day working from home, remember the benefits and how much more productive it can make you. It is as simple as getting dressed in the morning that can boost motivation and also create a good work-life balance.