Be Comfortable Working from Home and Be More Productive
Home based business ventures are exploding around the country
When you decide that you are going to work from home, make certain you have a comfortable place to do it in. Make all of the necessary changes before starting the venture. Putting it off or doing it one step at a time leads to lots of procrastination which leads to nothing being completely done or finished. Start the entire job on the right foot and comfort level. This article shares information with you on working from home and being comfortable in order to be more productive.
The right equipment for the job
Ergonomics is important whether you are in the office or at home. Invest in an ergonomically correct chair. Being ergomically correct is invaluable for you personally in addition to professionally. Remember, working from home you don’t have the benefits of Workman’s Compensation. Therefore, you want to make certain that your hands, feet, back and entire body are safe and healthy when you are working in your home. The first step in doing so is where and how you sit.
Ergonomically correct chairs can be purchased from several sources online as well as a brick and mortar building.
Desk and chair
The kitchen table is not the correct desk and chair for your body. Walmart or similar stores carry work station chairs ergonomically correct. Craigslist is being known for the place to find nearly anything and everything and this includes the right chair for your work area. The chair is going to costs you some money so an inexpensive but healthy chair may be the route to go in the beginning of your work from home career. Do not use your dining room chair for long hours spent in front of the computer. Your back and neck will definitely thank you later.
Even the right computer is a area of contentment to take into account. Some people prefer desktops while others like laptops. Which is easier on your hands and eyes? Do you have the right screen colors which do not cause eye strain and is the computer reliable to relieve the stress of not having a vital tool needed to do business.
Computers are reasonably cheaper than they were several years ago and investing in one the correct size for the work area and with the right graphics working full time is worth it. Even letting go of an old heavy laptop which put an ache in your back when carrying it is something to throw in the trash and don't look back.
Throw away the old out of date heavy laptop and step into the 21st century. Don't break your back with a new one
Being more comfortable usually means less stress and tear on the body and mind
Mental health is part of comfort
Keep them separated
Boundaries should be created. It’s very simple to allow personal and work time become one in the same simply because you aren’t in downtown office space. Separate the two and allow them to remain distinctive. Have a schedule and stick to it. Consistently start and stop routinely daily and weekly if at all possible. Of course, if you have an important client in China that insists on Skype time you may have to bend the boundaries. However, for the most part keep personal time and work time unconnected.
Don’t do the overtime unless absolutely necessary. Sleep will promote more production and creativity than being cranky, grouchy and stiff. Keep in mind that you aren’t getting the time and a half on your paycheck that used to allow you to do overtime without a second thought. Make overtime the exception and not the rule.
Break time is me time
Take necessary breaks from work. Get up and away from the desk or computer. Stretch or eat a healthy snack to replenish the fuel your body needs to work at its best. Some work at home folks enjoy the freedom of getting to break and do whatever they want. Take the dog out for a walk and enjoy the beautiful weather that many miss being cooped up in an office all day.
Lunch is a break that a lot of folks working from home will skip, don’t. Take a lunch break. Get away from the workload for a while and you may find that your mind has an extended break and something that you may have been searching for is found. How about having a lunch out? This is a great idea. Missing some of the old cohorts at the office? Ask them out for lunch.
Add a touch of personality
Remember that your work area at home doesn’t have to be stark and bare, add little personal affects and pictures for your mental health. Just as you did at the office view your family and friends while you work the day away.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health and allowing your personality to shine around you while you work is a great way to allow your mind to take a deep breath and produce what you need to make the money.
Above all don't forget that you are entitled to a vacation just as if you were in the office. Take time off when needed and don't become a workaholic which is easy to do in these situations without ever intending too.
There are more than a few ways to make the transition from the office to home easier or starting up a new biz at the house start on the right foot. Follow these tips and techniques to assure a healthy and relaxed atmosphere which is more conducive to great work and a healthier mind and body all around.
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