Working from home could feel like a whole new world to people harmonized with office working spaces.
It could be disconnecting and full of distractions. To support you in making working from home more beneficial and satisfying, we put together a few ways you can make working easy.
These tips will help you successfully get your work done and maintain your mental well-being:
- Get up and get dressed
To effectively work from home, you don’t need to dress as formally as you used to before the coronavirus pandemic. You don’t need a suit or tie (except it’s a strict work culture). The act of wearing clothes as simple as it may be would help in indicating that it is time to wake up and get things done (both house chores and office work) as soon as possible.
Never undervalue the power of putting on clothes. Putting on suitable clothes would not only make you feel confident but would help you draw a distinctive line between being at work and being at home.
- Designate a Workspace at home
One of the biggest challenges individuals face from working from home is the ability to keep their work life and home life separately. Is it even possible with all the distractions at home?
Think about it. When you go into an office the boundary between your work and your home is physical.
But now that you are working from home, you may have to recreate that as much as possible with a designated physical workspace somewhere in your home.
Your workspace doesn’t have to be a room or a big space, it could be a little section that feels as separate from the rest of your home as possible.
Find an area with good lighting and space for a chair and table.
- Keep Defined Working Hours
The biggest distinction between working from home and working in the office is that you are in control of your environment and have to treat yourself like an employee.
Just as you establish and distinguish your physical workspace from the rest of your home, you need to be clear about when you’re working and when you’re not. You’ll get your best work done and be most ready to transition back to the office if you stick with your regular hours. If your role is collaborative, being on the same schedule as your coworkers make working easier.
Do not overwork yourself, communicate with the people that you live with the need for boundaries during your work hours so that you can execute everything that needs to be executed in due time.
Creating a separate time and space to work will allow you to be more present in your home life
- Make communication key
Have you have never worked from home? No?
There is a likelihood that you would encounter some bumps if you suddenly start working from home. The key to steering through these bumps is good communication.
To communicate effectively, you have to come up with a plan that lays out goals for how frequently you should check in with your team or boss and how you’ll convey any changes or new assignments to one another. However, ensure to circle back and change the plan if problems come up.
You don’t have to stick to only text-based communication. Check on your boss and coworkers via a phone call or through video chat. This will help in cutting down on miscommunication and break up some of the social isolation that can come from working from home.
Finally, we wouldn’t be doing this post justice if we don’t emphasize the need to stay safe by following basic guidelines like washing your hands, sanitizing and maintaining social distancing.
We would also like to add the need to carry out simple home tests like the PCR Swab test when you start exhibiting symptoms.
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