A Successful Home Office Environment
Set your own hours! Be your own boss! No morning traffic No dress code!! Go to work in your pajamas! This all sounds great doesn’t it? It may be a little more difficult than you think. However, creating a successful home office environment definitely helps.
Many people long to work from home. Working from home can be immensely rewarding but it does have some what of a learning curve. Sometimes all that freedom can really get you in trouble. I would like to share some tips that have helped me in working from home.
4 Steps To Creating A Successful Home Office Environment
- Have Your Own Space
Best way to create a successful home office environment is to have your own dedicated space where you can work. If it has a door that can be closed, that would be even better. It helps to have an area where you can be in a “I’m at work” frame of mind instead of a “I’m home” frame of mind. But you don’t have to be rigid with the work space. Sometime I work from the park while my boys play for a change of scenery and to get out of the house.
- Eliminate Distractions
It is so easy to become distracted when working from home. Close social media and put the cell phone on silent. Make sure you build the right environment for work. Make sure you have a comfortable but sturdy chair, proper lighting, minimal noise, etc. Get all the tools you need and make sure that they are easily accessible. For example, don’t have the printer all the way on the other side of the house so that you have to keep leaving your work area where you can be distracted on your way there or back.
- Set up a Routine
Consistency helps you be successful. Get up and get your day started. Even though you can work in your pajamas its not recommended. Grab a shower and get dressed so that you “wake up” and get in the mindframe to start your day. Set working hours and be sure everyone knows your schedule so they don’t disrupt you and pop up in the middle of the day to go to the mall. Plan out your days so you have set tasks to complete so you don’t spin your wheels and you can also track how productive you are.
- Don’t Get Burnout
Make sure you don’t over do it. When I first started working from home I was pulling all dayers. From the time I woke up until I fell asleep at the keyboard and my husband woke me up to go to bed. Prioritize your tasks and make sure to put realistic expectations on yourself. You can’t get everything done in one day. Take breaks, have lunch (just not a four hour break), and have a quitting time that you aim to end by each day.
It may sound like its difficult but it just takes consistency, dedication and discipline to establish a successful home office environment. So make sure you take care of yourself as you take care of business. Hopefully these tips will help you build a home office that fosters an atmosphere of success and productivity. This makes for the perfect environment to excel in that new work from home position!
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