Your New Office - Working From Home 101
With a lot of us working from home right now, here are some tips that will help to keep you productive, adjust to the new routine, and offer a comfortable work-home office space.
You need a quiet place to set up your computer, with natural light and near an electrical outlet. Make the space clean, and clutter-free to reduce distraction.
Position your monitor so that it is eye level when you’re sitting (place it on something if needed). Choose a comfortable chair that supports good posture.
Get Stuff Done.
Reduce distractions and keep a list! Better yet, maintain a schedule for yourself of what things you will be doing throughout the day. Take advantage of free video conferencing software to communicate with your team!
Checking items off of your to-do list is important but so is taking breaks. Take a few minutes every few hours at least to stand up, stretch, walk around, and if the weather is nice, step outside for some fresh air.
Bring a little bit of nature inside and add a plant to your work area.
Light a candle with a scent that makes you feel happy.
Play some quiet music in the background.
Keep a glass of water near you!
And stay positive!