Many employees are complaining that they have to work more since the lockdown started. They believe that working from home has its perks but it comes with a price tag. In this case, working more than they did when going to the office. If you think this is the case with you as well, then keep reading this blog. You will learn how you can work remotely while also having your share of ‘Me’ time.
How to Make Your Home a Fun Office?
Before you get a hold of all the tips, you need to know that you should give an office look to your hoke so that you do not drift away from work. This can only happen even you feel too at ease in your couch and bed. Hence, the following tips:
Dedicate a specific space from where you will work from home. Do not say that it is your room or your living room. As you tend to get too comfortable in these settings. For example, you can set up a corner in the living room or can decide upon a space in your front or back yard. However, make sure that the place you choose has access to the Internet as well.
For me, the office space essentials include a laptop, a chair, a quiet place, and an area where my Spectrum Internet plan can easily be accessed. You should do the same.
As mentioned earlier, a couch makes the whole set to relaxing while not even giving an office feel. Therefore, you should also invest in an office desk. It does not have to be anything expensive or fancy. Look for affordable options online. Choose from a range of L-shaped or straight desks.
Make sure you select an option that would be enough to accommodate all your files along with your laptop and accessories. You do not want to end up creating a mess in your house. Desks that have drawers and cupboards are always a good buy.
Apart from caring about a dedicated space and having a desk, you also need to pay heed to the décor around you. It should be refreshing. Also, you should care about the décor of your desk as well. It should not look all boring with only the documents and laptops placed on it. For example, a little vase could do. Or you can place your favorite comic characters on your desk.
The idea is to give the whole space a refreshing and interesting look. Be creative and think of unique ideas to do so.
Keeping in Touch
Once you have taken care of the décor and the essentials, you also need to do other things to keep yourself refreshed. Keeping in touch with your colleagues and friends will not only help you to take a breather for some time. But it will also allow you to think other than work. This will prove to be productive, as you will return to work with a fresher mind.
Change of topic will also help you to indulge in a conversation that you might have been longing for quite some time. Not to forget that it keeps you posted regarding the health of your loved and dear ones.
Do it after or before work but make exercise a part of your daily day. It keeps you active. You can also indulge yourself in a session of yoga or meditation. Anything will work as long as it is helping you in releasing the day’s stress. The best time, however, would be the morning. Researches show that employees who work out before office are more productive and active.
Complete a Chore
Take breaks and complete chores in between them. It will also act as a breather for you. For example, you can help your kids with online classes that Spectrum for students offers. Or you can clean up the living room. If not this, you can prepare lunch for yourself and enjoy eating it while you reply to emails. Options are unlimited.
Call it a Day
The most essential part is calling it a day whenever the work ends. Do not opt for over-time. Working from home means you operate for the same number of hours as you would in the office. Only you can set this boundary for yourself. Make sure that you do or else you will suffer later.