How can we make work from home more efficient and enjoyable?
Home office benefits are many...reduced time to get to work, reduced costs. However there are many factors which may affect our psychology and efficiency.
Psychology researchers suggest the following tips:
MAKE YOUR SPACE..DON'T WORK FROM BED OR SOFA
Try to avoid rooms which other people in the house have access to. Choose a room with sunlight and reduced noise. Have plenty of space and a comfortable chair to help you maintain proper posture. Do not work form bed..this confuses your brain and makes you feel sleepy.
FOLLOW YOUR ROUTINE AS IF YOU WHERE IN THE OFFICE
Get up at the usual time, have breakfast and avoid waking up five minutes before you turn on your computer. Wear your clothes as if you where at the office (ok you can skip your shoes). According to the workplace expert Mason Donovan clothes not only make you feel more productive but also enhance your mood. Besides... you wouldn't want to panic in case of a video call.
SET GOALS & COMMUNICATE
Keep scheduling your tasks daily and keep in touch with your colleagues. A key factor for our mental well being is sociability. It is important to communicate with the outside world via digital tools which can better help you replicate your personal office experience.
Stay away from TV and social media. Music is a great choice to help you concentrate.
Finally...take short breaks to rest your eyes and your body. Lock your pc if you leave the room to prevent other people from seeing what you re working on.
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