Updated: Jul 1
Working from home can have its ups and downs. Less commute time, more time in PJs and the flexibility to work in a space you can truly call your own. The downside means more distractions which could result in less productivity. and the opportunity to give in to temptations such as procrastination and lack of time management.
Design with Ease
“The workspace is no longer just in the office — it’s wherever you are. Whether you’re returning to the office, working from home, or a mix of both, we have the products and features you need to connect, share ideas, and get more done together, regardless of location.”
According to Zoom.US, "The workspace is no longer just in the office — it’s wherever you are. Whether you’re returning to the office, working from home, or a mix of both, we have the products and features you need to connect, share ideas, and get more done together, regardless of location." This is a great way of thinking and is often times the plus side of working from home. Making the workplace anywhere can be exciting but mind boggling at the same time. Here are ways to keep from letting the WFH mantra take over your life!
Create Relevant Space
Make sure you create a relevant and designated space to work. You should still have a healthy work/life balance even when working form home. Have an extra room or extra space in the corner of the family room? Designated spaces can help us remain focused and ensure we stay on task. There should also be a time where it is a no-zone time where other housemates give you space and respect your privacy while you conduct work meetings, phone and Zoom calls as well as other necessary quiet time so you can get things done without having to work overtime or on the weekends.
“Supporting both in-office and remote workers will be critical to the success of organizations around the world as they return to the office. At Zoom, we’re committed to helping businesses get the most out of their workspaces, no matter where their work happens.”
No matter where your work happens you need to set healthy boundaries, not only for your housemates but for yourself. You need to still enforce breaks and lunch time so you do not burn out or cause mental strain.
To keep up with all things you have to ensure that you are inspired by where you are working. Mix it up from time to time. Yes, having a dedicated space is great but just like the work place there may be phone calls or meetings that require you to move from one place to the other - so keep that routine! Have a midday meeting, go to a quiet place outdoors and enjoy some sun or if it is rainy how about a local coffee shop, get out and about!