Remote working is now a pressing issue for many of us, and if you need working from home tips, we are more than happy to advise you on how to set up a home office or workspace.
Even though the number of people working from home has been rising in recent years, the current environment has introduced a significant number of people to the concept of remote working. Some people will be looking forward to this opportunity, while there will be others who are not happy at the prospect.
It is vital to create the right working environment. We have helped many Crouch End vendors prepare their home for a sale, and a lot of this is down to staging the home with purpose, and offering a clean house. You don’t need to worry about selling your home for a while, but we know a thing or two about preparing a home, and we are here to assist you.
One of the most effective tips to make the most of working from home is to be prepared. Creating a “to-do” list will ensure you know what needs to be done. A lot of people find a list of this nature provides you with impetus, and every time you tick off an item, you get a boost.
Laura Mae Martin is Google’s in-house productivity advisor, and she offered a number of tips, including the fact she plans her day out in advance. She said; “I make an hour-by-hour contract with myself that basically says, 'When nap time starts, what are the two things I'm going to do? I write it on a piece of paper. A lot of people like to keep digital notes, but then when I sit down, there's no question like, 'what am I going to do?”
Laura Mae also discussed the importance of finding a place to work in your house, while also saying it is best if you can find a place you don’t often use right now. She said; “On the opposite side, try to find some places in your house where you never work, because that creates that mental safety and distance. As much as you can, still try to create those boundaries for your brain — that will both help you relax and it'll help focus when you are in that space.”
It is important to take breaks
If you are fortunate enough to be free of distractions at home, you may be able to press on with your work for hours at a time. It is good to be productive, but you need to take proper care of yourself. It is recommended you take regular breaks, especially if you are staring at a screen all day.
The co-founder of virtual assistant service, Virtalent, Ellie Wilson spoke to the BBC, and she said; “It's important to stand up, stretch, move around and even go for a short walk to take a break from your work and your screen. Being cooped up without stopping for a break can mean your productivity levels drop, you become more tired and less motivated to complete what you're working on.”
Try to catch up with others
Sociable people may find working from home to be a struggle. It is best to factor in online meets or catch-ups with colleagues and friends, if you can.
Hugo Mortimer-Harvey works remotely and he spoke to the BBC, saying; “More and more people hide behind email rather than pick up the phone and talk to colleagues and contacts. When you spend the day working on your own, actually calling people and having a conversation can be much more stimulating and indeed productive than a chain of emails.”
We know this is a challenging time, and if you have any questions about the housing market or how to present your home right now, please get in touch. At Ariston we aim to support the local community in Crouch End as much as we can, and we look forward to assisting you again in the future.