Working From Home: Tips and Resources for Improving Your Workspace and Routin

Dated: September 14 2020

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Millions of Americans have had to adjust to working from home since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. And since no one really knows how long the pandemic will last, it appears that this trend of remote work will continue for the foreseeable future.

If you are working from home, it’s essential that your living environment allows you to do so productively. That way, you can help ensure your success both in the short term and long term. Here are some tips and resources to help you make any adjustments necessary to your home workspace and routine:

Set Up for Productivity
First of all, make sure that you have a dedicated area in your home where you can work comfortably on a daily basis.

● If your current home cannot accommodate your work needs, consider hiring an agent from Icon Premium Realty to help you find a more suitable home.
● If possible, set your workspace up where it is separated from your primary living areas.
● Try to position your primary workspace in a spot that optimizes natural light.
● Add additional lighting for the darker hours, such as floor lamps and desk lamps.
● Make aesthetic improvements to turn your space into a personal work haven, like painting the walls and adding decor.

Get the Right Equipment and Technology
Along with a suitable workspace, you also need the necessary equipment and technology for fulfilling your everyday tasks.

● Make sure that you have a comfortable and supportive office chair.
● Get a desk that fits your computer and other equipment and supplies.
● Invest in a top-notch computer that will perform like you need for years to come.
● Look into any software, apps, and tech tools that can help you fulfill your day-to-day tasks.

Find a Balance
When working from home, it’s essential to discover a balance between your work and home life.

● Establish consistent work hours, and set any other boundaries necessary with your family.
● When you’re done working for the day, clock out, and don’t look back. Leave your work in the office.
● Try to maintain a solid exercise routine, which can do wonders for your health and productivity.
● Also, try to maintain a healthy diet, including meals and snacks.
● Furthermore, be sure to take regular breaks throughout the workday, as it will help you to stay focused and be more productive in the long run.

Working remotely comes with a lot of benefits, but it’s critical that you set yourself up for success. Create a workspace where you can be productive, and invest in any equipment and technology that will help you work more comfortably and efficiently. Lastly, be sure to arrange your everyday routine so that you can strike a good balance between your work and home life.

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Shirley Martin

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Kathleen Comerford

I am the Team Owner of The Comerford Group and the Broker | Owner of Icon Premium Realty.  I have been passionate about real estate my whole life starting with the condo projects I developed for ....

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