Do you have the opportunity to work from home? Whether you’ve decided to freelance, start your own business or are transitioning your job from your company’s office to your home office, there are many advantages as well as challenges working from home. One of the greatest benefits is the lack of a commute and the ability to manage your own time. One of the greatest drawbacks is you’re always faced with your work environment usually a few feet down a hallway. Making the transition from work time to personal time can pose a challenge for many. To be successful in a home office requires a substantial amount of self-discipline and fortitude. Your productivity will actually increase when you strike that balance between work and personal time. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and book a family trip to Sea World Parks. You’ll have something to look forward to as a family and know that you’ll have a much needed break from your home office responsibilities.
Ideally, set up your home office in a separate area of your home away from the main flow of traffic. A bonus room or guest bedroom is ideal to double as a home office space. The first item to secure is a desk large enough to accommodate a laptop or desktop and any additional peripherals and space for documentation. If the space allows, place the desk under a window to enjoy as much natural light as possible. Invest in a quality office chair. You will be spending a good portion of the day sitting and proper support is critical for a healthy and pain free back.
Finally, commit to beginning your office day at roughly the same time each day and wrapping up in the evening at roughly the same time. Avoid the temptation to return to the office in the evenings and weekends. Finding a work life balance will keep your productivity levels high and allow you to enjoy relationships and activities outside of work. Best of luck to you succeeding in your new home office!