Many people found that there was much to enjoy about working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. After all, most people would agree that they could live without the long commute or the less than enjoyable water cooler conversations with colleagues that you wouldn’t choose to be friends with. However, that doesn’t mean that every element of working from home is enjoyable. There are most definitely some things that you could or should do without! In this blog, we’re going to run through some solutions for the most important sides of working from home.
Creating a Space
Say what you like about the office, but there’s no avoiding that it’s a space that’s most definitely fit for working. The same cannot always be said about your home. Indeed, you could find that it’s exceptionally difficult to focus when you’re just trying to work in a space that you normally use for relaxation or fun. The solution to this issue is to create an office replica in your home. You can do this by identifying a quiet part of the house and then putting together all the essentials of an office, such as a deck, chair, plants, and so forth. It’ll help you to focus on the task at hand and can even function as your pretty rudimentary “daytime commute” (even if it’s just walking down the hall).
Personal Tech Issues
Another good thing about working in the office: if you have an issue with your technology, then you can just take it to the onsite team, or you can just use another device that’s lying around. When you’re working from home, you won’t have the same option. You’ll need to make do with the device that you have. To ensure that you don’t encounter any problems, it can be a good idea to learn some useful tips that’ll help to keep your device working as well as it should. For example, if you know how to clear up space on mac computers, then you’ll be going a long way towards ensuring that your computer is set up for productive work. It can also be useful to find a local repair person so that you can have your device fixed if you face a catastrophic issue.
Work and Life Division
Another good thing about working in an office is that there’s a clear divide between your personal and professional lives. When you work from home, that divide becomes blurred. There are plenty of work from home employees who say that they struggle to “switch off” from work. However, if you’re going to remain sane and happy, then you’ll need to learn how to do this! One of the best methods is to, first, have a clear cutoff time, beyond which you don’t do anything work related. Once you’ve shut down your computer for the day, look at going for a walk around the block. It’ll help to clear your head, and when you get back home, you’ll be able to just do nothing but have fun.
Matt Hoffer is a crypto enthusiast and gamer. When he's not de-constructing the blockchain, you can find him chilling with some lemonade in the shade or playing a round of golf.