Whether you’ve been forced into working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic or you’re something of a veteran remote worker, working from home certainly isn’t easy. Managing to keep your personal and work space separate can be somewhat of a challenge. In this post, we’re going to list our top tips so that you can improve your work from home life. Keep reading.
Get out of your pyjamas
Work from home 101: ditch the pyjamas. You don’t need to dress up or be particularly smart, but wearing something that little bit more professional, even if it is with an elastic waistband, will help you switch to work mode.
Set up a dedicated work space
Although you don’t need to have a separate room to be your home office, try to set aside a specific space for where you are going to work. This will help you concentrate and, when your day’s over, to switch off.
Look after your health
An ergonomic chair that will help you keep good posture, a big desk at the right height, a foot rest and natural light are the stables of a comfortable and healthy work space. These will all help look after your health and create a more pleasant working environment that will benefit your wellbeing.
Enjoy a Mediterranean diet. Choose quality and varied produce and eat at the same time every day. Relax and have a good time cooking, but avoid eating too much - it will be much more difficult to sit down at your desk and concentrate after.
Stay in touch
Working from home isn't synonymous with isolation. Keep in contact with your workmates, clients and providers, and not only by email. Book in regular meetings and working breakfasts where you can video call your team and keep relationships strong.
Create a routine that works for you and stick to it. It might sound obvious, but this is one of the most common mistakes among people who work from home and one of the main things that you will need to learn how to do. Once you finish work, move out of your work space and do something different. Force yourself to get out of the house, meet up with friends or do some sport or any other activity that you enjoy. Your mental health will thank you for it.
The benefits of working from home
Working from home is becoming more and more popular as it comes with all sorts of benefits. On the one hand, it gives you greater flexibility when it comes to your work and family commitments. For companies, working from home means a big reduction in costs as they only need to run much smaller offices, but also a big increase in productivity, as it reduces unnecessary interactions among employees. Working from home is also beneficial for society as a whole, as it reduces pollution - as people aren’t driving to work or taking public transport - and there are fewer traffic accidents.
The Costa del Sol, digital nomads’ favourite destination
In an increasingly digitised world and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become a long term reality for lots of companies. Many employees, particularly those working in the ICT sector, have found themselves in the unprecedented situation of being able to choose exactly where they want to work, rather than being tied to the location of their central offices.
With its beautiful weather, impressive sights and enviable way of life, the Costa del Sol is one of the most popular destinations for a getaway in Europe. Thanks to remote working, many visitors now have the incredible opportunity to turn where they holiday into their new home. The province of Malaga boasts all sorts of advantages for people looking for a new place to work from home or - why not? - officially set up a business.