As COVID-19 continues to spread, many are faced with the new normal of working from home. With children home for the summer (and in many parts for the foreseeable future), it can make it hard to stay focused. An organized and visually appealing work space can help to make you feel more productive. Here are some tips to make the most of your work space.
Designate a Space
A lot of us do not have a home office, and work routines can be easily disturbed. Designating a specific area for work, even if it’s in your kitchen, is one great way to stay in your routine and get in the right mindset. It doesn’t matter what space in your home you choose, just make sure it feels like a dedicated and functional work area. This should include good lighting, a lack of clutter, a comfortable chair, and a tech setup that lets you take and make video calls.
Check Around You
Video calls and conferences may be a part of your new work day. Take some time to look around you and think about what other people are seeing. Do you really want your colleagues to see the dirty dishes or pile of laundry? Keep things clean, uncluttered, and non-distracting.
Create a Productive Mood
This is your moment to create your dream office. Candles and music may not be allowed at your place of business, but now is the time to indulge in things that make you feel calm and inspired. Likewise, consider having healthy snacks and bottles of water nearby to avoid frequent trips to the refrigerator. Let others in the house know when you are working and that you are not to be disturbed, and your work from home days may be some of your most productive.