During this time when so many are working from home, due to the coronavirus, it can be challenging to find a balance to help you work productively. During these times, we know it’s difficult to feel like you are at your place of work in the middle of your home. Most of us who have spent time going to and from the office know it can be difficult to set up an area that will become our “new” office. That said, it’s not as difficult as you might think to get into a good routine and have the right mindset to get to work. We have a few suggestions to help you create the right environment and not think of it as your home.
Just because you are not going into the office does not mean you can sit around in your pajamas all day long! You need to develop a mental attitude in order to form a productive workday and the first step is getting dressed. This will send a message to your brain it’s not the time to go back to bed or play with your dog, it’s getting to work.
Each day you should eat a nutritional breakfast to give you energy and a clear-thinking mind. Working from home will allow you start off by preparing a healthy breakfast versus hitting the vending machine at work. On top of that, getting into the habit will become something you will look forward to each morning.
Do not decide to spend your time sitting in your over-stuffed chair or on your couch, you won’t get anything accomplished. Set up an area that is dedicated to an office environment. Also, remind yourself this space is only for working and nothing else. After a short while, your brain will start realizing this space is your office, making it so much easier to settle into and get to work.
Over time, you will probably come up with other ideas to make working from your home more productive and something you can easily settle into!