How to make your working from home space a hub of productivity
Working from home was once seen as a novelty but a year on from 2020, many of us are now settling into a permanent working from home role.
As a home environment can be difficult to work in, we must regularly refresh our daily working practices to keep our productivity levels persistent and our efficiency levels high. In this post, we’ll explore how you can make your working from home space, a hub of productivity.
Read on to find out more.
Keep your stationery well stocked
When you first made the move to work from home, you likely stocked up on all your stationery needs. But when was the last time you had a clean notepad or a selection of pens ready and available on your workstation? And when was the last time you checked your printer ink levels and stocked up on cartridges? There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of ink, especially if you need to print out forms or important documents – Printer Inks sells ink cartridges, click the link to see their latest deals.
By keeping a healthy supply of printer inks and other kinds of stationery, you’ll be able to transition from one task to another, whether you’re taking notes during a phone call, printing documents and contracts for clients or trying to keep all your paperwork together, stock up now so you’ll always have what you need.
Keep clutter at bay
Your workstation should inspire you to work hard and be equally pleasant to sit at. If your desk is covered in rubbish, wrappers, scrunched up paper, old mugs, plates, even the kid’s toys and junk then it’s only going to sabotage your productivity and put you under even more pressure. Take some time every morning (or evening) to clear your desk of clutter and give it a good clean. Remember to focus on keeping your keyboard and mouse clean, as these are a breeding ground for bacteria and sick days will certainly make improving your productivity difficult.
Consider some light exercise equipment
Sitting for hours at a time, making your way through your to-do list sounds productive, however, you could be inadvertently slowing down your efficiency. Taking regular breaks away from your desk is essential and moving our bodies more during these breaks can help us refocus and stretch those crunched up muscles and joints. Some light hand weights can help break the monotony and certain exercises can help open up your chest, a skipping rope will get your heart pumping and even a yoga mat where you can stretch out will keep you feeling productive and focused when you return to your desk.
And finally, keep your distractions at bay
Whilst we need distractions when we’re enjoying a meaningful break, it doesn’t take much for them to filter into our working hours and disrupt our schedules. Don’t be afraid to put your phone on the other side of the room, block those social media sites and ask others at home to only disturb you if necessary.