4 Helpful Tips for Working from Your Apartment
March 17, 2020
With people working from home now more than ever, we couldn’t think of a better time to share some helpful tips for everyone who’s working remotely from their apartment. Whether you’ve been telecommuting for years, or this is your first time, we hope these remote work tips will inspire you to be your most productive self!
1. Create a Designated Work Space
Your physical space truly affects your mental space. That’s why it’s so important to designate a specific spot in your home to work from. It’s also important to make sure that space is clean and organized. If it’s not, it distracts your brain from focusing on your important tasks. Clean up your work space every night or in the morning before you start work, and you’ll be amazed how much more efficiently you work. If you get tired of sitting in the same spot for too long, then consider designating two work spots in your house. Perhaps you use your kitchen table in the morning and your desk in the afternoon. Don’t be afraid to try whatever works best for you!
2. Make a Morning Routine
Everyone’s morning routine looks different. But one thing that’s important is setting a time you start work every day. You can also create a routine that leads up to starting your work day. Maybe that’s as simple as breakfast and a cup of coffee. Or a jog and a shower. It should be something that wakes you up and makes you feel ready to take on the day. That might mean working in pajamas isn’t for you. Some people feel more productive when they’re dressed for success. Some people shine when they’re in comfy clothes. It’s up to you. You can try different things and figure out what gets you feeling motivated to work.
3. Schedule Breaks
When working from home, it’s important to follow your company’s break time policy. Breaks are an important way to reinvigorate your mind. Maybe that means going for a quick walk around your neighborhood or doing some yoga in your living room. Whatever it is, make sure you’re taking some time throughout the day to step away from your computer screen. If your breaks involve food, try to eat healthy so your brain don’t crash from junk food.
4. Don’t Overlook Communication
It’s important not to overlook communicating with your team. Working remotely means you can’t pop your head into your boss’ office every time you have a quick question; or if you’re the boss, you can’t check on your team to make sure they’re staying on task. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular check ins to make sure everyone’s on the same page. Communicating with your team is a key factor in staying productive.