With everything going on in the world in light of COVID-19, lots of companies are now instituting mandatory or voluntary work from home policies. While it can take a little effort to turn your furnished rental into an office, it can help you be more productive and saner. That is why we wanted to compile a list of ways to make your space more conducive to working at home so you can continue working efficiently.
Create a Routine for Your Morning
Just because you are at home, it does not mean you should not have a routine for your morning as you did in the past. Having some morning routine is a great way to get your body and mind prepared for work, just like it would when you are preparing to head to the office. This might mean going out for a walk in the morning, having a cup of coffee before you sit down at your desk, or something else that gets your body into go mode.
Make Sure You Have the Technology You Need
If you are going from an office with blazing fast Internet to temporary housing with Internet that goes at a crawl, it is going to be hard to get things done as quickly as you would like. The same applies if you do not have the right hardware and software. The good news is that in most cases, a furnished rental will come with fast wireless Internet and may already have an office installed.
Create Time to Exercise Throughout the Day
Setting an alarm or a reminder that gets you up and exercising throughout the day can also help with getting used to working at home. Getting up and doing some stretches or walking around your house at a quick pace will help keep both your mind and body active. Even walking out to check the mail can make you more productive when you get back.
Set a Time for Call Backs Each Day
Staying productive and getting all your work done in temporary housing can be tough, especially if you have a thousand things going on around you. One of the things that can be a distraction is your phone. To keep yourself on task, consider setting a specific time each day for callbacks. This means you can get things done for the rest of the day and have a designated time for calls.
No matter where you are and what you are doing, the tips above will help you get into the work from home routine. You will be more productive and ready to take on the world every day. While not everyone is happy to be working from home, you can make it work for you if you make a bit of effort!
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