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Working from Home in Style

work from home in style

Working from home can sound like a very attractive proposition. After all, what could be more comfortable than working in your pyjamas? However, once the novelty wears off, many find that working in solitude has its drawbacks and it can be easy to lose focus. Here are a few tips for making sure that if you do work from home, you work in style:
  • Carefully choose how you dress: Clearly you don’t need to wear a suit to sit in your own lounge. However, you should strive to make your home working environment a professional working environment. Therefore, what you wear will say a lot about your mindset. As a rule of thumb, make sure that you would be happy bumping into a client or customer in your chosen outfit.

  • The right furniture: The space that you choose to work in also impacts your output. If you have an office at home, that is ideal. However, even if you are working in the dining room or lounge, you can make it look like a place of work. Purchasing office furniture is a great way to transform the space. Ergonomic furniture is particularly comfortable and can make all the difference, especially when you don’t have a colleague’s desk or the meeting room to get you out of your desk.

  • Change of scenery: Because the home environment is so self-contained, you must factor a change of scenery into your day. This can be difficult if you’re having a busy period or feel that you must be constantly available. It is well worth checking out where you can purchase software to give you access to all programmes on your desktop wherever you may be. Suddenly a change of scenery won’t seem so daunting.

  • Have a conversation: Solitude can be the biggest difficulty if you work from home. Entire days can pass you by without saying more than a few words to another human being. It is very important to make sure that you have as much interaction with other people as possible. It will keep you fresh and focused and probably boost your output in the long run. Pick up the phone as often as you can and make a call even if it isn’t work related. If possible, make sure that these are video calls on Skype. Having actual face time with other people will be a refreshing experience.

  • Organize yourself: If you work in an office, there are likely to be systems in place to organize your work. However, if you work from home, you may find that files are scattered across multiple locations. FindIt is a great platform which allows you to search files across a variety of platforms, from Dropbox to Gmail and beyond. It’s a great one-stop-shop for finding pretty much anything.

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