Working from home is the new normal till the pandemic is around and it is in our best interest to accept the situation for now and make changes accordingly in our lifestyles. Almost all industries in Australia have allowed employees to work from home. While work-from-home is comforting for many, it has come as a challenge for many as it feels like pulling a double duty due to household chores and countless distractions.
Moreover, the entire situation has been playing with our mental health to a point where thoughts like ‘dying without a will in Victoria’ pops up out of nowhere.
What can you do to make the entire work-from-home regime productive and wholesome? Let us tell you now.
A Peaceful Location
We agree your entire home is meant to be comfortable, but not every room is comfortable for work purposes. You need to work from an area with the least amount of noise and distractions. Dedicate that particular area for your work and call it your home office. Decorate the place with items that motivate you and hold a strong meaning for you to boost your energy.
Find a Work Buddy
For social butterflies, it becomes very uncomfortable to work without their favorite coworkers around. Ask someone else to work from your home office space to make it feel like your real office. However, this does not mean you can invite just anyone. The other person should be fun and serious about their work at the same time to increase your productivity.
Set a Routine
If your office has already specified working hours, then that’s absolutely great. If not, then you should make an effort to work on your timings. The idea is to have a fixed routine so that your work is not affected. We recommend you start your day early so you can finish early and relax later. This way you will be able to get a good night’s sleep unless you are a night owl.
Make sure your routine has a break in between for necessary meals to stay active throughout.
We understand the cozy feeling you get in your PJ’s, but that cozy feeling isn’t really great for your productivity. Dress up daily just like you did for work. Treat it like your actual office to get through this time without any difficulty. A nice warm shower before dressing up will further boost your productivity.
However, make sure whatever you wear is comfortable enough to not let your focus get away from work. At the end of the day, the purpose is to make the most out of work.
Breathe in Fresh Air
Although the thought of going out to breathe fresh air induces panic, it is still necessary to get your daily dose of Vitamin D. We absolutely don’t encourage you to go out in crowded places. You can go for a leisure walk in a calm and crowd-free place that allows you to explore yourself and bring out the best version of yourself.