Now that I have been working from home for almost a year, I’ve had to adjust routines in order to stay productive and prevent burnout. Its all too easy to roll out of bed, grab my computer, and then realize the day is over and all I did was stare at a screen.
I’ve tried to set some structure to my days to help me be more productive. Surprisingly, a lot of the structure is about setting up more “away” time so that when I work, I can be really focused and productive. I’ve found that this routine allows me to feel less burnt out, while still getting my work done.
My company recently announced that we would be working from home for another 9 months. After 6 months of making due in my at home office, I decided that it was time for a little bit of a room makeover. I wanted to adjust the room to more of a permanent office space that worked for my needs.
Before quarantine, I used my office room as more of an extended closet, guest bedroom, but also had a desk space. I rarely worked from home, so I didn’t use the desk space very often. Now that I use the space daily, it was time to adjust. I didn’t end up doing a major makeover, but a few tweaks made the space so much better for stress-free work!
Some easy updates you can do to make major change to your space include:
My work recently let us know that we will be working from home for at least the rest of the year. I was happy to have clarity, but another 6 months of working alone at home seemed sort of ominous! For the last few weeks, I’ve really tried to level up my work from home experience, and thought I would share some of my best strategies.