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Tips That Help Make Working from Home Work for You

By Marialiberati

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Working from home can be nice, but it also gets tiring. Many people miss the hectic workspace and they miss their work friends. However, there are things you can do to make working from home just as nice as working in an office.

Have a Schedule

Having a schedule makes working from home easier to do. Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many remote workers maintain a work-life balance. Automatic time-tracking apps let you check in on whether you’re sticking to your schedule. They can also help you figure out what times of day you’re most productive versus when you slack off. You can use that information to your advantage by reserving your hours of high focus for your most important tasks.

Create a Home Office

Setting up a home office takes planning and work, but if you do a good job, it can really make a difference in your work from home experience. Not everyone has the space for a home office, so it’s a good idea to just find some space that is designated for your work. You could dedicate a desk area that is only for work use. You can do a little research and find out the best way to create your ideal home office.

Leave Home

To the extent that it’s allowed and safe where you are during the COVID-19 outbreak, get out of the house, provided you can maintain social distancing of course. The same advice applies to people who work in traditional office settings, too. Leave the building at least once a day. Your body needs to move. Plus, the fresh air and natural light will do you good. You don’t have to go to crowded public spaces to get away from your solo workspace. Take a walk or even just go sit on your porch. Staying inside all day, every day will take a toll on your mental and physical health. It’ll be good for you to leave your workplace and take a break.

The coronavirus has more people working from home than ever. Working remotely isn’t ideal, but there are several things you can do to make it work for you. You can have a set schedule, create a home office, and leave your home. Doing these things will make the transition to working from home easier.

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