Working From Home
It’s easy to think that working from home is so much easier than heading into the office each day. There are obvious advantages, such as not having to join in the daily rat race, but how do you maintain the same focus to get maximum productivity from your day?
- Set yourself achievement targets for the day, you can cross them off as you go, this will give your day structure. Using a default diary can ensure you have set times to work on your activities.
- Value your breaks. It’s easy to stay planted at your desk and power through, but instead operate a work/reward system, by allowing yourself a break once you have met your achievement targets.
- Check-in with the office. You may not be physically in the office, but the world we are in today means working remotely can connect you to your colleagues. Use skype and other online messaging facilities to remote-in on meetings. This will mean you and your colleagues can support each other despite distance and you will get valuable human interactions.
- Dress for work. It’s tempting to throw your comfy clothes on, but by dressing for work you will be mentally prepared for the day ahead.
- Make your office space a focused, clutter free area, where work is the sole purpose. Cluttered room, cluttered mind!
- Maybe try renting a desk in a local office one day a week, if you work from home full time. This will get you out and about and making connections and will break up your week.
For advice on what you may be entitled to claim against ‘Use Of Home’ allowances – give us a call on 01473 558866