We don't quite know exactly how long this quarantine will last, so if the kitchen table isn't working for you anymore - here are a few tips to help you make a productive (and comfortable) home office.
There are benefits to working from home, of course: reduced travel time and savings on gas and meals.
There can be distractions, though. The dog wants to go out. The laundry needs to be done. Your children/significant other don't quite grasp the concept that working at home is still working and you're finding your time divided between actually getting things done and trying to fend off interruptions.
How can you make your home office the most productive space it can be?
- Invest in a computer monitor - these displays are getting pretty inexpensive so get a nice big one you can plug your laptop into
- A good surge protector power strip
- A little background music
- Make sure the space has a good natural light source (like a window)
- Get a small plant for your desk
- Get a comfortable office chair
- Take short breaks to exercise to refocus and reenergize
- Declutter often - keep the space neat
- Force yourself to get up and get ready for a regular work day, dress the part.