Once just a wistful idea in the minds of many White Collar Joes, work from home is now a vital part of the corporate world, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. And by the looks of things, it’s safe to say that most businesses are most likely to continue operating remotely for a while longer. This means that, as much as some people would love to return to their workplace and restore some semblance of pre-pandemic normalcy, they have to keep at their WFH routine for some more months.
So, if you work in such a business where you will be working from home, at least for the foreseeable future, you need to set up a home office if you haven’t already done so in the past year.
Not having a designated workspace at home can be pretty detrimental to your productivity and quality of work. Your mind needs to register logging in and out of work in order to function efficiently, which doesn’t happen when you work from your bed.
If you want to boost your productivity while working from home, setting up a home office is imperative. To help you do that, here we have some essential tips that will help you put together an office at home and make the most of your circumstances.
Pick A Spot
The first step to setting up a home office is choosing a relatively quieter spot in your house. Just putting a desk and chair anywhere isn’t enough for making a workstation at home because you need to have a site that offers at least some sense of discipline so that you can work in peace. Therefore, select a corner in your abode that will enable you to work at total capacity.
Choose Your Furniture
Once you have a place in mind, it’s time to pick out the furniture. Be sure to choose an ergonomic chair so that you can work without straining yourself too much. To create a more-office like feel in your work office, consider putting furnishings similar to that in your office. However, that’s entirely up to you. If you don’t want to spend money on office furniture, move around the furniture you already have in your home for the workstation.
Personalize your Workstation
Lastly, to make your workstation appealing enough so that you wake up every morning and feel inspired to start your day. Place some indoor plants, or perhaps put a picture frame, stick some famous quotes for your daily dose of motivation.
Bonus Tip: put a mini-fridge in your home office to keep yourself hydrated and refreshed all day without having to leave work.
With the world stuck in the clutches of the coronavirus, adopting the new normal may seem too bleak but try to make peace with your new lifestyle to alleviate some of the stress of life in the pandemic.