Working out of the office is becoming too difficult for you, especially for the kind of work you do? Is commuting a major hindrance to boosting your creativity skills? You can always work from home and get those creative juices flowing. However, as with most other things, you’ll need to up the ante with this one—this is how you can step up your ‘working from home’ game.
Invest in Good Furniture
Let’s face it—working from home is a balancing act between a decrease in stress and an increase in posterior pressure. While you can get as creative as Michelangelo, you will need long seated hours to achieve this. Investing in good quality furniture is essential—especially if your home is your workplace now.
Additionally, investing in a good quality chair not only makes long working hours easier, but also fixes a lot of postural issues. If you have a familial predilection for conditions like scoliosis or spondylosis, investing in good chairs also keeps such problems at bay.
On that note, we would like to state that it might just be too comfortable working from home, so much so that going back to the office might seem like an unappealing offer. Hey, as long as you can get work done, especially if it does not demand you to be caged in an unfamiliar room, then working from home seems like the most efficient way to get work done.
Raise the Software Bar
Great, you’re ready to explode with all that creativity, and you plan on getting good work done. However, you feel incomplete without proper software and applications that aid in boosting productivity.
Working from home can be an arduous job, mainly because of how deceptively easy it sounds. Meeting deadlines can be a pain in certain postural structures if you are one of those who turn into lackadaisical couch potatoes at home, aka, almost every human being.
While you can use other spiritual ways to overcome lethargy, a simple hack is to invest in good productivity apps that help in organising meetings and reminding you to attend them. There are tons of applications with such features, and some of them are free too. Not only do these apps sort out your week for you, but also provide constant reminders so that you don’t miss your deadlines.
Keep Your Home & Workplace Safe
The other aspect of software stability is security. This is particularly important if you manage high-yield work that involves numbers and aspects of other peoples’ lives. Wait, who are we kidding. Good security settings are crucial for everyone.
Now that you have established a great workstation at home, you’ll need to protect it from external threats, as is the case with your house. While home office security isn’t the cheapest around, the options are certainly worth the premium price.
For this, you need to find the choice for your specific needs. Take, for instance, any internet security provider that not only provides a secure VPN service, but also assures frequent backups, and if possible, their proprietary cloud services. You can find a lot of cost effective propositions out there. As long as you understand the need to keep your systems frequently checked and backed up, you have one less thing to worry.
Nobody likes work-time interruptions, especially if they are of technical nature. Of them, power cuts are the most ubiquitous. The solution, though, is simpler than the problem here.
Investing in an uninterruptible power supply is a smart way to bypass this. After all, you would not want your unsaved work to be erased because of inconvenient, puny, external factors. Having a UPS source not only puts less stress on your system due to unforeseen power cuts, but also gives you that small window to make changes to your system before it finally shuts down.
Now that you are working for long hours, it is expected that your system might be under a fair bit of stress. Investing in good cooling solutions goes a long way here. Keeping your system cooled is pivotal in minimising throttling, which in turn, boosts productivity. Investing in good accessories is a necessity, especially if you are working from home.
Now you have uninterrupted power to your system which is properly cooled and throttle-free. You also have stable internet security, so your work is safe. You have a good power supply and comfy furniture that you can use for many hours—what else is missing? Oh, of course, a good ol’ cup of energy juice (read: coffee). Now your ‘working from home’ game has been taken to the next level.