If you are keen to make the most of working from home, we can help. At Holmes Estate Agents, we have helped many homeowners, landlords and tenants prepare their home. You don’t need to be selling or letting to benefit from reorganising your home, and our team members have experience in working from home.
Therefore, we are more than happy to offer some tips in the hope of helping you settle into this challenging period.
Try to develop a routine
If you no longer have the daily commute to worry about, you may feel as though you have a lot of spare time. However, you should try to stick to a schedule, preferably the schedule you had when you were working away from your home.
Try to go to bed at the same time, rise at the same time, and keep as much as you are used to as you can. If you can retain a schedule, you will find it easier to work on a daily basis.
Set up a work station
Depending on the work you are undertaking, some people may find it easier to set up a working from home station than others. However, if you can work from home, you can arrange a space where you go to work.
You should avoid this space at other times, and if you are working, you should avoid other areas. It is good to have a demarcation between relaxing at home and working, and you’ll find the process easier to manage if you have separate areas.
Check in with colleagues
Even if you have a busy home, you will want to connect with people outside of your home. If you have work colleagues you normally spend time with during the workday, it will be good to arrange a time to connect with them remotely.
Check in with others
Hugo Mortimer-Harvey works remotely and he spoke to the BBC, saying; “More and more people hide behind email rather than pick up the phone and talk to colleagues and contacts. When you spend the day working on your own, actually calling people and having a conversation can be much more stimulating and indeed productive than a chain of emails.”
Take breaks as and when you can
You will do yourself more good in the long run if you take regular breaks. Ellie Wilson is the co-founder of virtual assistant service, Virtalent, and she spoke to the BBC, saying; “It's important to stand up, stretch, move around and even go for a short walk to take a break from your work and your screen. Being cooped up without stopping for a break can mean your productivity levels drop, you become more tired and less motivated to complete what you're working on.”
We know these are challenging times, and people are looking for assistance and guidance. We care about the South West London community, and if you have letting industry questions, please contact Holmes Estate Agents today.