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5 Tips for Working From Home

5 Tips for Working From Home

If you’re thinking of working from home permanently or forced to because of circumstances, the transition can be difficult. This is why we came up with a few tips for those who’ll start to work from home. 

These tips can help prepare you for a different work setup and ensure your productivity. 

1. Set your home office.

Set your home office

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This is the first step, you really have to set up your home office so that it’s conducive for work. You can convert a spare bedroom into your own office. 

If that’s not an option, just make sure to have your own desk with your computer and office supplies in one place. Ensure that it’s a place devoid of distractions. 

2. Make sure you have the gear for the job. 

You may have to invest in the technology you’re going to use for the job. Whether it’s a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, or phone. 

In case you have any problems, make sure you have phone repair and computer repair hotlines at speed dial. 

3. Get reliable and comfortable office furniture for your home office.

Get reliable and comfortable office furniture for your home office

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Since you’ll be spending a lot of time there, you can invest in office furniture if you haven’t yet. Look at your space and consider buying your own desk, shelves, and office chair

Look for comfortable, functional, and ergonomic choices when you can. To save more, you can also check out places that sell used furniture

4. Make room for exercise in your daily schedule. 

With the loss of the grind of your daily commute and movement to and from the office, you might resort to sitting down more. 

We recommend that you include daily exercise in your schedule. You can assess when in the day is most effective for you. 

You can dedicate time before work to work out at the gym or even buy your own fitness equipment and set up  your home gym. There are now options to hire a personal trainer for in person or online sessions. 

From there, they can help you come up with a routine that works best for you. If that’s not your cup of tea, you can also attend online yoga and Pilates classes. 

Exercise boosts your endorphins, making you feel happier. This leads to even more productivity. 

At the very least, you should stretch throughout the day. Get off your workstation and take a walk to stretch your legs or follow tutorials on YouTube. 

5. Set boundaries in your personal life and work life.

Set boundaries in your personal life and work life

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The problem sometimes with working remotely is the blurring of boundaries in your work and personal life. Work creep sometimes happens where you end up working more and eventually getting burned out. 

A simple solution to this is to set rigid work hours and to stick to it. After your shift, turn off your computer, turn off notifications, and if possible, leave your work area. 

This leads to a healthier lifestyle and would help you be more effective in the long run. 

Aside from all these tips, we also suggest that you take time to relax. Get a massage or go on a vacation to treat yourself. 

We hope we were able to help you with our tips as you work from home. Got any tips in mind? 

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