Have you established good habits working from home?
Over the course of the pandemic we have all developed different habits. Some good and maybe some not so good. We are half way through the year, it’s a great time to assess your habits. What’s working and what isn’t as we continue to work from home. Do your habits need tweaking? Check out the list of 10 from Great Work Life. Click here to learn more.
Hunched over your desk?
Is this you? Aching neck, back hurts, legs feel stiff and heavy… you’re not alone. This is what we get when our workstation, office space is not ergonomically set up. You can make some easy changes to your home office so that your back, neck, wrists, and legs will thank you! Click here to learn more.
Are you a Newbie at working from home?
If you are, you may not be familiar with the “desk effect”. We have you covered. There is some great information from Spikenow.com that is helpful whether you are a newbie or not, and they define the “desk effect”
The “desk effect” is the potential impact that one’s desk layout and office environment has on productivity, professional output, and even professional satisfaction. Customizing a space to your needs and preferences can increase your productivity, promote positive habits, comfort, and even boost your happiness and professional joy.
To find out more about the “desk effect” check out this article from the Spike Team. Click here to learn more.
Is it hard for you to organize your workspace at home?
How often do you try to organize your desk or workspace at home? Does it stay organized? Over time we accumulate a lot of stuff. And unless you keep your space organized it will become a distraction and worse yet, make you feel disorganized and frustrated when you cannot find what you need which becomes a big time waster! Over the years I’ve discovered what works and what doesn’t. For me it’s periodically purging files, getting rid of stuff I no longer use, keeping current client project files separate from files that are 6 to 12 months old and having supplies in a cubby style setup next to my desk. There are so many ways to stay organized, there is no one solution. Finding what works for you is the answer.
I found this great article from LaidBack Trip, How to Perfectly Organize Your Desk. Click here to learn more.
Can you be more productive working remotely?
We are 2+ years into the pandemic and still struggling with how to work from and be productive. I’ve discovered a lot of advice on the subject. There is no single answer. Just as working in the office is dynamic, working from home is dynamic. The difference is that the dynamics are different. In place of phone distractions, or people standing around talking, or your boss placing a last minute demand on your time it’s our pet jumping on your desk, the kids yelling from the kitchen or someone is ringing the doorbell. The pandemic has forced us to adapt to a new work environment and to be successful means finding ways to maximize your productivity.
We found this great article from Homes and Gardens on 13 home office productivity tips. Click here to learn more.