With Millennials being the major workforce right now, things have changed a lot – and they will continue to change. These days, it’s not only bohemian artists and translators who work at home – pretty much anyone, in most positions, can work at home (either as an employee with a work at home benefit, or as a freelancer or entrepreneur).
What are some of the most important tips for those of you working from home? We have gathered them right below – so read on and find out more.
Dedicate a specific space for work
You may not be able to dedicate an entire room to your work, but you can definitely decorate a table or any other kind of space that makes you feel productive, creative, and ready to take over the world. The space should be neat and tidy, it should be surrounded by the things you love, and it should make you feel genuinely good – just like you’d like your office job space to be.
Break the routine
It’s always a good idea to break the routine a little bit, especially if you need a creative push. Taking your laptop and working from your backyard, from a quiet café, or even from a co-work space can actually help you do more in less time. Doing this also eliminates the feeling of solitude many work at home people feel (especially if you plan on working from a cowork space every now and again, since it’s likely that you will find likeminded people there).
Start your day normally
What do you do on a normal day, when you have to actually go to an office job? Do the same things when working at home too – don’t skip your ritual just because you’re working at home now. Wake up, make coffee and breakfast, sit down and relax, take a shower, and even put on a bit of makeup if you like the idea. These things will set you in the mood for a productive day!
Wear comfortable clothes
… But try to change your pyjamas. Staying in your PJs all day long is just not a great idea for your psychological state, precisely because it will induce the sleepiness, haziness, and laziness of a Sunday afternoon.
Of course, you probably don’t want to wear high heels around living room, or a very elegant business suit – but a pair of comfortable pants and a cute T-shirt can really set the right atmosphere for you.
Plan ahead and stick to a schedule
One of the major advantages of working at home is connected to the fact that you have more flexibility. However, this can also turn into the biggest disadvantage – because you will be more likely to either procrastinate and end up working the nights OR because you will just be tempted to work more and take less breaks.
Don’t do that. Create a schedule that works for you, and then stick to that – sometimes, a bit of routine can actually be great for you!