The latest world events have forced most people to start working from home these days, something that can be very tricky to manage for a lot of people, as finding out how to be the most efficient can take time and experimentation.
For the last five years, I’ve been working from home running my small design studio and you could say that I have mastered the art of working from home. At first, I have to admit that I was in the ‘working in your pj’s is amazing’ phase, but now I have found the right balance that allows me to complete everything in my to-do list each day.
Today I want to share with you my top 10 tips for working from home in the hopes that it will help you make this transition as smoothly as possible.
Whether that’s at 6:00 am (not me) or around 8:00 am (me!), try to wake up at the same time every day. This will make it easier for you to create a routine that works for you and to schedule different activities for your day.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to feel pressured to get up at a specific time just because that’s what you ‘should’ do. Everyone is different, so finding what makes you more efficient is key. As long as you complete all of your tasks for the day, follow what feels natural to you.
One of the perks of working from home is without a doubt wearing comfortable clothes. For a while, I tried following the advice of getting ready for work even if you are staying in. The first few days I felt great, but after a couple of weeks, I realized I would rather spend the time I was investing in getting ready in other things, like meditating or journaling.
Sure, it’s nice to get some makeup on every other day, especially if I have a client meeting, but staying comfortable is always better.
I do recommend that you don’t wear your pj’s all day every day. Put together ‘work from home’ outfits that you like instead.
Making time to work out each day is very important to lower your stress levels, especially if you have a lot going on at home, which is why this tip is included in this list.
Create a workout routine, either in the morning or evening, that helps you relax and stay healthy. You can find amazing workout videos on Youtube these days, just make sure you don’t hurt yourself.