Updated: Mar 31, 2020
• Designate a workstation
Get yourself set up and organized so that you can settle into your "work from home" mode, with minimal distractions.
• Make a list of tasks you need to do by the end-of-day
On the topic of staying organized - Make a task list! That way, you can justify what you're doing all day, and keep on task!
• Don’t get distracted by house chores
While you're working from home - don't forget you're on company time. Throwing in a load of laundry really isn't a big deal, but if you're anything like me - next thing you know, it's an hour later and you're scrubbing the bathtub.
• Communicate to friends, family, roommates that you’re working
It can be hard for the people you live with to separate your work mode from home mode - Just because you're in the house, doesn't mean you're available. This point links back to having a designated work station or office.
• Take a shower (Yes, an obvious one, but some of us forget)
If you're woking at home and not going out much - its easy to forget the basics!
• Take a lunch break (one hour)
Don't get into a "blah" mood while working from home - small breaks and a lunch break really help make your day easier...and it's not like you're needing to rush home ;) .
Also, when working from home, your lunch possibilities can be much healthier!
• Get up to stand every hour for five minutes.
^^ As mentioned above - take breaks, walk around... Don't get stiff!
• Decompress after a long day working from home
Work is still work, no matter where you are. If you have a regular decompression routine after work - don't stop!
If you don't, it's time to start!
• Practice Proper Ergonomics!
This is so important. Ergonomics improve quality of work, as well as productivity! If you're concerned with your home office set up - a Physio can help!
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