Building Healthy Habits in a Home-Work Environment
With the evolving concept of social distancing coming into the spotlight over the last few weeks, right now is the perfect time to talk about working from home.
“If this is your first time working from a home office, we’ll help you get into the flow!”
If you’re seasoned in the field (at home) then we’ve got some helpful tips to further optimize your routine.
But first, let’s talk about clothes. Hypothetically, it might sound nice to be able to work from home dressed in what you rolled out of bed in, but in reality, changing into day clothes helps get your brain out of sleep mode and into work mode. You don’t have to wear a collar and tie, or a blouse, or even open toed shoes. Wear a T-shirt and jeans if you want!
“This might seem unimportant, but creating a system for yourself to follow is necessary for working a productive day at home.”
Your system should be tailored to you – pay attention to what environments and surroundings help you work and learn best and take advantage of them. These aides could be as simple as lighting some incense or turning on some background music.
Next, it might seem obvious but set aside space specifically assigned for work. Whether it’s a spare room or just a desk, you’ll probably find yourself working more efficiently in a separate environment from where you usually kick back and relax. It helps to separate relaxation time and work time with a quick change of clothes and a designated workspace.
These tips can help you be more productive while working from home, but don’t be too strict with yourself. Let yourself enjoy working from home! Take the necessary steps to create a routine that is efficient and still comfortable.
“Sit in a nice chair, listen to some music, take a break and make yourself a snack!”
Depending on where you work, you don’t always get the freedom to customize your workspace. Make yourself at home, that’s where you are after all!