The Work-From-Home Hacks I Can’t Live WithoutAugust 09 2022
Okay guys, get ready for some work-from-home hacks that, if you’re like me, you might be in desperate need of right now. Because it looks like these “temporary” work-from-home office setups we have in our homes might not be so temporary after all. With COVID-19 still very much affecting the US and where I am in California, most of the people I know are being asked by work to stay put.
And if you’re sitting at your kitchen table and using that as your command central for work stuff, I bet you’re starting to get pretty restless! Especially if you’re gearing up for distance learning for the new school year… which means you could be sharing that table with your kids!
I remember when our first shelter-in-place orders came down, we quickly ordered Brett a desk chair so he could work from our home at a table upstairs. Then we ordered another one because that one was too uncomfortable, ha! But in all seriousness, if you’re not comfortable when you’re working – no matter where you are – it’s not a good time.
And if you don’t have the right gear or organization to make your work run smoothly, that’s pretty much the brain’s equivalent of sitting in a really uncomfortable chair.
Sometimes being comfortable looks different than actually buying an ergonomic chair or setting up a fancy home office. Not all of us have the option to create an office within our home, so we need to find work-from-home hacks that improve our work setup anywhere in the house.
The Work-From-Home Hacks I Can’t Live Without
Taking some time to evaluate how you work, and what you need to have a productive workday at home, will make all the difference in your work-from-home game.
A Few More Quick Tips to Improve your Home Work Station
1. STOCK UP ON PRETTY SUPPLIES
If you have a little bit of a budget for this, invest in some organizational supplies you like to look at. Sometimes a file folder in a pretty color will lift our mood more than a regular manila one. Sometimes a copper pencil holder will be nicer to stare at while you’re on the phone than a pile of pens on your desk.
2. ADD SOME AMBIANCE
Light a candle, get oils going in a diffuser, grab a salt lamp – make it feel cozy and special!
3. KEEP INSPIRATION NEARBY
If certain photos or sayings inspire you and motivate you to do your best work, hang them up where you can see them from your desk.
4. PICK A STOPPING TIME
…And try to stick to it! The hard thing about working from home is that you never leave work. Setting a time when you plan to call it quits each day will hopefully help you keep some of that work/life balance in check.
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