In the age of laptop computers, emails, and cell phones, more people than ever are working from home. While working from home can be extremely convenient for those with a home office, it can be a little trickier when you don’t have room to spare. So how can you work from your apartment and still get everything done efficiently? By following our tips!
Claim Your Space
If you do not have a spare room to use as an office, putting a desk in a corner of your room can work just fine. It is important to dedicate an area of your apartment to just work. A dedicated workspace helps to establish the boundaries between personal and work time. Store your work items in one area instead of all over your apartment. Keep the television off and act like you are going to work even if you aren’t leaving the apartment. Tell anyone who is home with you that you are “off limits” for the day and to act like you aren’t home.
Keep Professional Standards
While it can be extremely tempting to stay in your pajamas while working from home, make sure to get dressed. This doesn’t have to mean you wear a suit, but make sure to put on a shirt and real pants, not just sweats. Getting dressed will help to define the workday and foster productivity. When working remotely, make sure you get into the correct mindset. We all know how tempting it is to sleep in when working from home, but that doesn’t mean you should keep hitting the snooze button. While it is alright to sleep in a little extra time, make sure to get up and start working at your usual work time.
Stick to Schedule
When working from home, it is important to stick to your usual working schedule. If you take a half hour lunch break, make sure you do the same while working from home. Go out for a walk, take the dog around the block, or run an errand so you can clear your head and keep your pacing. It can be easy to work all day when working from home, but it is important to clear your head and keep your pacing when cooped up working from home.
It is easy to work from home when you have the right tools. Keep your pacing by breaking, dress in street clothes, and having a designated work area can mean the difference between a productive and unproductive day in your Harborside Village apartment!
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