The innovation of technology and super-fast Internet speed has made our working hours easier and longer too! There has also been an increment in remote working thanks to COVID-19. While self-motivation is an important factor in working effectively, the atmosphere you work in also matters. Even in the situation where there is no global emergency of a threatening pandemic, there are many remote jobs available. Many people also do freelancing work which is mostly home-based. Thus, staying organised, energetic and having a good environment can save you from last-minute hassles.
A downside to working from home is that a lot of equipment which you used in-office on a daily basis, is not necessarily available at home. A few examples may be a printer or hey, even the very quick and handy coffee machine! After all, you need some caffeine for a boost. Anyways, coming back to the printer- you may think you don't need it as most of the work is being done in soft copy with online sharing, but what if you have to submit a printed copy of something? For that purpose, a 2-in-1 scanner and printer would be ideal. Your equipment should also include a relaxing and comfortable chair, as the working hours have only become longer.
Lastly, make sure that your home office space is decluttered. If you are into entertainment, you can keep a few action figures around to talk to when you've got a boring assignment at hand but that's that. You don't need heaps of paper, notebooks and files in front of you if they aren't important. Also if you have the budget to invest in the colour of the walls of your home office, make sure to do so. An enthusiastic colour like orange or yellow can boost your motivation, or a relaxing blue can help you calm your nerves. If you can't afford painting your home office space, then you can have a few appropriate colourful items around to keep your energy and spirit going.
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Check out the infographic below for a quick overview into setting up the perfect home office space!
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