From online entrepreneurs to freelancers to bloggers to brokers work from home and setting up a home office is an increasing trend in India. Especially techies whose employment in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai or any other metro cities are choose to work from home for their employers or for running their own business.
Setting up a home office sound easy but one should remember that balancing the working and living space together at the same premise is really not that easy. If you want to make yourself efficient while working from home, here is some important tips for you.
Separate Your Spaces for Work and Living
This is one of the most important thing, the room being used as your office should not be used for any other personal recreation or living area for other members. If possible have a separate door to your home office.
Wear Formal Clothes
You may think working on your Pajamas are the most comfortable thing to work from home. But that’s not exactly true, just because there no clients or customers to impress doesn’t mean you work in your night clothes. Make sure to wear the clothes which expected in a professional office environment.
Keep Away the Distractions
You may distract easily by the noise of the TV or loud phone conversations when you work from home. Try to keep your office as far as from the common living room, if not possible ask other family members tone down their noise levels.
Enough Light in Your Work Space
Light plays an important role in any office space. A good light filled work area will increase the productivity. So make sure that you get enough light to your work space.
Family Members Must Consider the Home office like a real Office
This may be most important and most difficult thing to manage while working from home because often the family and friends will take your space for granted. You should ask your family members to consider your work space like an office and take it as separate section from the rest of the house.
Do you work from home or planning to start a home office? What are the challenges you face when work from home? Share your experiences in the comments section.