There are lots of easy things about working from your home office. The commute is a piece of cake – you don’t have to shake your fist at anyone tailgating you down the hall, or worry about traffic jams due to a fender bender on the stairs. Every day is casual Friday, if you want it to be. And naptime? Well, let’s just say it’s there if you need it.
The toughest part of the home office, though, has to be productivity. Getting the work done still has to be the priority and sometimes your environment doesn’t lend itself to staying on task. With a little discipline and these tips, though, you can get the most out of your home office and keep your productivity level high.
Stick to a Routine
Short commute or no, you should still make that trip at the same time every day. Get your breaks in regularly and be sure to take some time for lunch. Just as there is the temptation to not get started at a regular time, be wary of the temptation to keep working past a reasonable hour. Oh, and casual Friday remarks aside, getting dressed for work can help you draw a mental distinction between work time and relaxation time.
Distractions abound (and if you’re reading this blog while you’re supposed to be working, well, there you go. But give yourself a break, you’re going to get something out of this.) If your home office has a door, close it. If there’s a TV, shut it off. And if that pile of laundry keeps calling to you out of the corner of your eye, move it out of sight.
A home office designed for organization is the primary key to better focus and higher productivity. Whether you have your own business, telecommute for work, or just have space set aside for all of the tasks necessary to keep your household running smoothly, Closet Factory can work with you on a home office design in Richmond, Chesterfield, or any of the surrounding areas that will integrate with your home and give you that dedicated, purposeful space you’ve been looking for. Call us today to set up a consultation.