Your home is your sanctuary for you and your family. It is a blessing to have a home for shelter, especially with today’s current events. However, working remotely can be more difficult than it appears. Here are some tips to help you with your transition and to keep your house feeling like home.
Dress for Success
We know it can be so tempting to stay in your pajamas all day, but wearing what you’d usually wear in the office will help you maintain the right mindset for the day. Dressing down a little bit for comfort is fine – you do not need to be wearing a suit to sit in your living room. However, we recommend dressing so that you’re prepared if a spontaneous video call comes along!
Organize A Work Space
If possible, we suggest setting up shop in a home office or spare room where you can have quiet time when you need it and space to organize your stuff. This is a best-case scenario that many families do not have the luxury of having, but that does not mean you can’t set up a functional work space!
As long as you’re sitting upright at a table with some space to work, you should be good to go. We recommend avoiding places like your bedroom, as we associate these places with relaxation. If you have no choice but to do so, try to sit somewhere that your back is supported and it’s easy to organize your supplies.
Working from home for an extended period of time can cause you to feel unmotivated, trapped or unorganized. Breaks are crucial to help you stay productive and sane! Take the full lunch breaks that you would if you were in the office, and periodically stand up to go for a walk and let your mind wander for a minute. These breaks can stimulate creativity and help your motivation return.
Regularly Check In
Communication can be a little more challenging when you aren’t in close proximity with your team. If you start to feel unmotivated, it is way easier to check out for the day. Don’t do this! Check in regularly with your team about ongoing projects, upcoming deadlines or even just to socialize. Not only will this help you stay on track, but it can give you the sense of community that you may have been missing.
In addition to emails and phone calls, there are many digital communication platforms that are fantastic for professionals and organizations. Some are great for sharing editable documents and files while others can help your team interact face-to-face for meetings or hangouts. If your team does not have an established way of communicating with one of these channels, discuss the options and choose one that fits your team’s needs best.
Momentum Home is Here for You
We are here for you in good times and bad. We are committed to ensuring that our customers are as safe as possible and that our employees are using all of the best practices during these challenging times brought on by the COVID-19 Virus.
If you have any questions about Momentum Home, visit our website momentumhome.com or give us a call today.