Working from home is a totally different from working in an office or anywhere away from home. This is what I realized since I opted to work from home. The main reason why I wanted to work from home I want to be close to my son as he grows up. You may have another reason if you are also working from home to earn a living. Nevertheless, I would like to share few tips that worked for me since I begun working at the comfort of my home.
By the way, before I started with my tips, I would like to acknowledge the fact that working from home is also challenging. With me, it’s challenging between separating my personal life with how I am supposed to deal with my job or any project I get. No matter what, our aim is maintain a happy and productive at-home working environment.
Tips When Working From Home
Healthy Eating Habit
On top of everything else, you should keep yourself healthy, so eat well. Never check anything on your email or facebook without having a breakfast at all. This should be the start of every morning even you are not leaving the house.
Shower and Dress Up
Because you are not going to report to anyone, it is tempting to stay in your sleeping clothes and have a shower whenever you feel like it. Have a nice bath and dress your best (you can be in your professional clothes if you really want to) makes you feel more professional and ready to work. Taking the shower early in the morning prevents me from being lazy and lethargic all day.
Make a Routine
Make it a point to wake up early every day. Even if I am going to stay at home all day, I want to make sure I get up early and sleep when needed. This is one of the main reasons why I ended my office work just recently. Complete rest and sleep at night time can never be paid off by my salary anymore. My body is aching for a healthy routine.
Exercise and Refresh
Taking a walk inside the village is a good way to exercise and freshen up. Visit the grocery, take a walk if possible. When I come back home, I feel like I just arrived in the office and is ready to start another thing that is productive. It is also important to maintain a physical separation of work and home and that is what I achieve from walking.
This is one of the important things also, I have set a specific place at home where my computer is stationed and it’s only where I do my work and other income generating stuff. With this, I am able to keep my place happy and stress free.
These are just few I can share, add or minus depends on how you want things to be. If you are working online like me, congratulations! You’ve done one of the tough decision a traditional employee hates to entertain.