Tips for Those Struggling to Work From Home
Remote work seems like a dream come true when you don’t want to get out of your pajamas, but without the structure a physical office provides, it can be a nightmare. Whether you’re gearing up for school vacation with the kids or are one of the thousands of Americans self-isolating to stay healthy, these five tips will make working from home a little bit easier.
Even prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, an increasing % of Americans are working from home and the trend continues. In 2012, 39% of Americans worked from home and in 2019 43% worked from home at one time or another.
But that was well before talks of quarantine and self isolation.
For the first time, thousands of Americans will start working from home and some of them may find that it’s tougher than they imagined.
We have added some work from home tips and we are also joined by a few of my colleagues who have provided awesome answers to my “all call” for remote / work from home tips – thank you to all my guests!
1. Create a Comfortable Office Space
If your home office isn’t comfortable, it’s tempting to gravitate to spaces that are. The next thing you know, you’re binge-watching the latest drama in the family room, and your goals for the day are fading fast.
Create a space that you don’t normally use, if possible. Even if you have a desk and computer, try completely remaking your guest room into an office.
Chris Glazer, Senior Director of Operations at Apogee Results