9 Rules To Follow If You Work From Home

6. Have a Designated Office

The best part about working in a traditional office is that your brain automatically resets to work mode once you enter the building. Jumping from work to relaxation in the same space can be confusing when one works from home.

The best way to combat this issue is to have a designated “office” in your home which is used only for work. If you have space, you can dedicate an entire room for this, but if not, even clearing a corner of the room for your desk and laptop will help. Keep the area tidy, well-lit, and comfortable.

7. Move Around More

Modern jobs require very little physical activity – the most exercise most people get is walking to the subway or walking to a restaurant at lunchtime. If you work from home, you literally only have to walk a few steps to go from your sleeping space to your working space. Sedentary lifestyles are one of the leading causes of several life-threatening conditions like diabetes and heart disease, to name a couple.

This is why it’s important to make time to move around as much as possible. If you don’t have time for exercise, maybe you can take your lunch to a nearby park or fit in some chores that you can do by walking throughout the day.

8. Have a Consistent Sleep Schedule

At some point or the other, all of us have felt like smashing the alarm when it rings in the morning. This is because we don’t have consistent bedtime and waking times.

An adult needs about 8 hours of sleep per night and set sleep timings to ensure that you get an adequate amount of sleep every night, ensuring that you’re energized during the day. When you go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning, your body’s internal clock resets to fit this routine – making the need for an alarm obsolete.

9. Dress Nicely

Many people end up staying in their pajamas all day long when they work at home since they figure no one’s going to see them anyway. But this can make them feel lazy and unproductive as they never left their “sleep” phase in the first place.

You don’t have to get all fancy with a suit and tie, but have a shower every morning and change it comfortable, but nice clothes. Ask yourself this as you get ready to start work: “Would I be comfortable with the way I look if I were working in an actual office with?”

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