Due to COVID-19, many people are working remotely from home. In many ways, working from home can be a wonderful experience. Not only can you roll out of bed and start working, but there also isn’t any dress code you have to adhere to. However, working from home can be riddled with distractions, from children to your TV to your phone. In fact, it can take a lot of discipline and self-motivation to stay positive, on task, and focused from your apartment. That’s why Syringa Property Management would like to provide you with the following tips for working from home.
Ditch The Pajamas
While it can be enticing to wear your favorite sweats and faded T-shirts all day, it’s important to get dressed when working from home. Why? Your brain associates comfy clothes with relaxation and sleep, which can make it hard to get in the right frame of mind for work. While you certainly don’t have to wear a suit and tie, it’s important to get in the habit of getting dressed before starting the day from your home office.
Put Your Phone Away
Unless you’re calling clients regularly or touching base with your team, it’s important to put your phone away. Why? The constant habit of checking your social media and other online platforms distracts you from your work. While you don’t have to turn your phone off all together, you can put it in a different room, so you’re not tempted to pick it up when you’re working throughout the day.
Establish A Routine
While the same daily routine can be boring, it does make working remotely more productive. It also helps to separate your work/life schedule by establishing a start and endpoint to your day. That’s why it’s important to establish a schedule to avoid sleeping in or clocking out early. Take the time to experiment with your schedule to find a routine that works best for you. For example, if you want to get off work before 5:00, try waking up and getting started a couple of hours early.
Create A Dedicated Workspace
Creating a dedicated workspace can be tricky for those living in small apartments. However, having your own office or workspace is extremely valuable in the long run. The best part? If you don’t mix your workspace with your leisure space, this further separates your work/life schedule. For example, you may not feel as productive if your working from your dining room table compared to a private desk area in your bedroom. A separate workspace not only benefits your productivity but your roommate or family as well so they don’t have to tip-toe around the apartment all day while your working.
Let the Sunlight In
Working from home comes with a wide variety of benefits. However, staring at your computer all day is one of those things that can really drain you. That’s why it’s important to take breaks, step away, and use that time to go outside, stretch, and soak up the sunlight. This will help increase function while reducing stress levels in the process, making it the perfect way to recharge, even if it’s just a five-minute walk.
Syringa Property Management
At Syringa Property Management, we hope these tips help you manage your ability to work from home without a hitch. If you need help searching for the perfect apartment, contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 336-4610. With 64+ properties and growing in Idaho, we oversee a diverse collection of multifamily housing communities across the state.