What Works When Working From Home
Keep To A Schedule
My husband runs first thing in the morning before starting work and is at his desk by 8 am.
Put Your Desk By A Window
In the office you might work in a cubicle so why not give yourself a “window office” at home?
This is my small office in San Francisco. It’s actually efficient for one person.
Treat Your Desk to Flowers or A Plant
Get Dressed For The Day
(Some affiliate links at no extra charge to you. Thank you). After a shower, I feel a little better in something casual and comfy such as: Nordstrom Rack jeans, a well-priced Gap t-shirt (that launders perfectly) and a lightweight cardigan (this longer/duster one is like a robe–50% off–comes in other colors and regular and petite, too). The slip-on Vans are good for taking Chief on walks.
Have An Office Space That Can Be Closed Off
When my husband tried working in our dining room, he had lots of elbow room but his voice would carry around the entire apartment. So, it’s not the best feng shui but there is a desk in our bedroom below (that used to just collect clothes), and it’s working well as an office space as he can close the door during his calls and for better concentration.
Step Away From Your Desk For Lunch
We’ve been eating salads and a lot of leftovers for lunch since we are cooking more. Sit at the dining room or kitchen table.
This is my friend, Gail’s desk in Southern California. Her husband built this!
Talk A Brief Walk Around Neighborhood When You Have A Break
My husband does this and he’s actually trimming down during all this. I still get Chief out for a long walk in the morning and one or two during the day/evening.
Another workspace in Gail’s house that can be closed up.
Straighten Up Your Desk Area After Each Work Day
You will thank yourself in the morning. Our daughter in L.A. moved this table into her guest room and is working remotely here.
We try not to bring work into certain parts of the house so that it’s more of a sanctuary.
Consumer Health Masks
By the way, my longtime friend, Larry’s apparel company is making DistanZ Consumer Health Masks with filters for when we have to leave our homes for essential outings. Made in the U.S.A. I’m ordering for my family.
Let’s see what’s working for my friends…
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