Everybody is built differently. Some of us excel working from home, whilst some of us struggle. No matter where you sit on this spectrum, all of us will suffer from distraction, lack of productivity, loss of focus and boredom at some point. To counteract the difficulties of working from home, we’ve put together a guide to improving your work and well-being when things get tough.
Amid a seemingly never-ending pandemic, it is understandable that your working environment has changed dramatically over the last few years. More and more people are splitting their time between the office and home with remote working becoming more and more common. And this isn’t something that’s going away anytime soon either, a number of companies are seeing the benefits of remote staff so this may become how things remain for many of us. The first step to creating a better WFH environment is to create a home office that works for you.
Whilst the flexibility of working remotely has its benefits, it is often the freedom that can damage our productivity. Creating a specific space for work is a way to help you stay focused in a quiet and purpose-built area of your home. With our home office packages, you can add quality office furniture to your home which will comfortably fit in your bedroom, spare room or the area you choose.
If you need structure, set and stick to boundaries throughout the day. Start at the time you know you’re most productive and focus on finishing a certain task or amount of work before you take a break. One way to do this is to set out your goals in black and white each morning. This could be done with a whiteboard - it’s always a good feeling to erase a completed task. You can also send employees home with pinboards so you all have a physical representation of your collaborative work. That way everyone is looking at the same information at the same time.
Physical movement is important when working from home. Without having to walk to work, or at least to your car, and nip out for lunch, you might find yourself sitting for incredibly long periods which can be a cause of back pain. Lack of movement is not only bad for your body but also your mind as it can cause your brain to become sluggish. Taking a quick walk 2 or 3 times a day can benefit your well-being when working at home. To increase your physical state at home, add a deskalator to switch quickly between standing and sitting.
And our final piece of advice? Learn to understand your needs. Over time you will naturally fall into a rhythm. Create a home office, plan your days and keep your body and mind strong. Contact Office Furniture Warehouse today for our expert advice.