How to work from home, the right way

More and more people exercise their profession in the “home office”, at least in part, and not only in times of crisis. Working from home requires a plan. And a lot of discipline. Without a daily structure, the risk of losing concentration increases. Productivity suffers as a result, conflicts increase and dissatisfaction arises on all sides. This does not have to happen.

Start the day with your usual morning routine. It is best to get up at your usual time. Have breakfast, shower, get informed or do early morning sports – very important: Dress as if you were going to the office. This will help you switch to work mode.

Set up a workplace for yourself. It’s best to have a separate room where the door can be closed, especially if you have children or pets. Make sure you have good equipment such as an office chair, a stable table and ideally a monitor that you connect to your notebook. A fast and stable Internet connection is important, a headset increases the voice quality during web conferences, online tools are useful helpers. Now you are ready for productive work.

Set up a schedule. At what times do I work, when do I take breaks, when am I there for family? Set up an “out of office” message so that your colleagues know when you are not available. And also think about exercise and fresh air in your “home office”.

End the working day as you started it. Namely with a ritual, such as a to-do list for the next day. And enjoy what you have achieved during the day. This motivates you for future tasks. If you enjoy sports in the evening, you should do this at least four hours before going to bed. Otherwise, according to the latest studies, you risk finding it harder to fall asleep and sleep through the night. After all, if you have slept well, you enjoy your life.