2020 has taught us the value of slowing down and appreciating the smaller things. We now know to avoid planning trips too far in advance, and that background noise-reducing apps are worthwhile investments. 2020 has also brought on a lot of uncertainty. It’s not exactly easy to imagine how our morphing lifestyles will continue to change. But one thing is pretty clear: we are going to be working from home for a while.
Bringing the pace and productivity of the office into your home is not an easy feat. But we believe a few minor design and layout changes can be really helpful. Based on the opinions of seasoned work-from-home-ers, designers, and the health industry, it’s not enough to just make working from home bearable — we should also prioritize making it comfortable and motivating.
These work from home ideas are, for the most part, modest home projects that will allow you to enjoy your workday instead of just “getting through it”. With a little paint here and a little wall knocked down there, you’ll start checking things off your to-do list with much less stress and fewer muscle aches.
Separate Your Working Space
It’s important to create or choose a place that is as cut-off from domestic issues as possible. One way to do that is to separate your work to-do list from your everything else to-do list — being reminded of dinner preparations or that a lightbulb needs replacing is just going to take valuable time from meeting your deadlines. Another way to set those boundaries is to physically separate your workspace and create little islands of work inside your home.