As Coronavirus’s current circumstances are getting out of hand, many firms are opting for their workers to work from home so they can follow the social distancing protocol to help in the fight against spreading the virus. Community spread has started, so social distancing is a measure that states are implementing to slow the disease and bring it under control.
Many people are coping and don’t know how to set up an active home office during the pandemic, making them as productive, creative, and productive as they were in their offices.
Here is our DIY guide to building a productive home office.
- Room: The first thing you will need is a workspace. It’s a space in the home where you’ll do your business and only your business. It is a place where you’ll equate with working and won’t have any disturbances or at least limit them as much as possible. Find a room with right glass windows, and probably a balcony as getting fresh air is essential. It will help keep up your spirits and health.
- Internet Connection: Get a decent router that must be fast and carry a good WIFI signal. If you don’t have one already, it’s vital to get one because it is an important equipment that will keep you online and ensure you stay connected with your co-workers and efficiently do your work.
- Coffee Machine: A coffee machine that makes excellent coffee will save you from going to your dining area and working from there. You will need a good coffee to get you more focused and ready to begin your work.
- Chair: Since you’ll spend hours sitting, it’s beneficial for your back to get a chair that will be suitable and keep your body in the upright position, so you don’t catch any pains in the back. Arrange something to make sure your laptop is in the right eye height for accurate posture. Keeping yourself healthy and checking many conditions developing from sitting too long must be your priority.
- Working Habits: Once you’ve learned how to ready your home workplace with the proper equipment and your office is ready to be used, you need to make sure you’ll have a routine be able to adhere to. It’s best to keep up with the same working practices you had when you were in the office because you’re already working on similar projects for the same people. So, work-from-home doesn’t mean you should operate whenever you want. Stick to the office hours you followed during pre-COVID days. Another thing you need to do is do all your morning routine just like you’re going to the office. Don’t just wake up, sit in the front of your laptop, and begin working in your pajamas.
- Prepare yourself mentally for disturbances: This is particularly important if you’re not living alone and have kids. Preparing yourself mentally that you’ll be disrupted will save you a lot of time in conversations and explanations, trying to stop them from happening.