So many people are working from home nowadays. Even before the coronavirus hit the nation, an estimated 4.3 million Americans were already working remotely. The statistics We Are More really cares about however, is the amount of people that would benefit from our work from home tips.
Depending on occupations, it’s easy to assume that most remote jobs cater to different environments. Some people have opted to work from home, either as a business owner or independent contractor simply because they can. Some people also just work better from home, they are masters at accomplishing tasks from anywhere in the world. Since the coronavirus has affected millions of businesses and corporations, more people than ever are being forced to work from home. This blog is for them.
Those who never intended confining their work space to a kitchen table, or couch, are having to do so amid fear of spreading the virus and the drive to maintain a paycheck. As a help for those who are trying to adjust to their new work environments, we came up with five things that every home worker should consider in order to maintain a good work ethic even with the distractions of home life.
It’s a no brainer for people to have internet access when working from home, but most internet connections aren’t as strong as the one’s used in offices and other work spaces. The last thing any remote worker wants is interruptions and slow Wifi. Finding a great internet provider that offers quality yet affordable service is important to avoid down time while at home and to keep work flow moving steadily so you can get more done. If you’re thinking about getting a new provider with faster internet speeds and no lost connections, contact We Are More by phone and we’ll help you out.
We know that being a parent can make working at home a million times harder, especially with toddler aged children and below. It would be exceptionally difficult to keep an eye on the kids as a single parent without any extra help from closed schools and limited daycare options during this time. That’s why We Are More highly recommends child security within your homes. You can keep an eye on your children and get work done without worrying about what they’re up to, or having to stop every five minutes to make sure they’re okay. Call us today for more recommendations in this category of home security.
Effective Work Space
It’s third on the list, but probably the most important tip. Make sure to have an area in your home that is both relaxing and focus centric, it is key to getting work done in your house. You don’t need to have a fancy desk with 5 different PC screens and automatic closing doors to create a home office. All you have to do is make the best of what you’ve got. Find a quiet room/spot in your home where you’ll get minimal interruptions, set the lights at a comfortable brightness or turn them off completely, have water and snacks near by to limit getting up to grab food when you get hungry, put on a “work” music playlist to help you concentrate, and viola! A makeshift office. The worst thing about working from home is distractions, the best thing is being able to work the way you want, where you are most comfortable, to get the most out of your day. So, limit distractions by finding a good area to work without them, even if you have to set up base camp in the bathroom, do it!
As mentioned in the previous tip, having adjustable lighting is crucial for concentration. Being in a room that’s too bright can be harsh on the eyes leading to more headaches, eye straining, and stress. Being in a room that’s too dark could make you want to fall asleep, and staring at any bluelight screen for hours in the dark is another recipe for headaches, eye strains, and loss of sleep at night. The best solution is to have a well lit room from natural outdoor light, or adjustable lighting. We Are More has the best recommendations for adjustable lighting and can tell you about all it’s features and benefits, give us a call if you're interested.
Create a plan! I speak from experience when I say making a task list every morning before starting work has been extremely beneficial. Outlining your work day is a great way to stay productive and push forward to knock goals off your list. Give yourself the space to think before and after work about what tasks need to be added to your list so you can follow along and get the most out of your work day, no matter where you are working from.
That’s it! Five simple tips to help you work from home. Using all these tips combined, no matter how insignificant one or more might seem, you are sure to be more productive while working at home. Let us know what you think of our tips, or add some of your own in the comments!
Samara Shaw does We Are More's PR & Marketing which includes writing our blogs! She was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing. She produces content to give our audience more insight and opinions on technical solutions big and small.