Having a good working from home setup can help ensure you’re staying productive and separating your home and work life.
The setup doesn’t just include what technology you have access to, but incorporates your working hours, routines, space and desk area, and even the people and/or pets around you.
While not all can be completely controlled, having a plan or strategies in place to manage and minimise distractions and improve working from home functionally can significantly improve your ability to work through your conveyance productively.
To help, here are five strategies you can start implementing right now, to reach your most productive working from home environment.
1. Maintain regular hours
Set a schedule and stick to it…most of the time. Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many remote workers maintain work-life balance.
That said, one of the best benefits of remote work is flexibility, when applicable.
Sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else’s time zone. When you do, be sure to wrap up earlier than usual or sleep in a bit the next morning to make up for it.
2. Create a morning routine
Deciding you’ll sit down at your desk and start work at a certain time is one thing. Creating a routine that guides you into the chair is another.
A routine can be more powerful than a clock at helping you get started each day. What in your morning routine indicates you’re about to start work?
It might be making a cup of coffee before you tackle your to-do list. It might be returning home after a jog or getting dressed.
Look for an existing habit that you have, like brushing your teeth or coming in from a dog walk, to act as your signal. That way, you can tack on the new habit to start your workday.
3. Organise those around you
Set ground rules with other people in your home or who share your space when you work.
For example, if you have children who are learning at home or who come home from school while you’re still working, they need clear rules about what they can and cannot do during that time.
If you share a space with another adult who’s working from home, you may have to negotiate quiet times, meeting times, and any shared equipment, like desks and chairs.
4. Leave home
To the extent that it’s allowed and safe during the pandemic, get out of the house and move your body. Your body needs movement and blood circulation. Plus, the fresh air and natural light will be beneficial to your physical and mental wellbeing. Ideally, step outside for at least a short while before, during, and after your working hours.
You can even take this one step further and change your home office completely. Coffee shops, libraries, public lounges, and similar Wi-Fi-enabled spaces can help you simulate the energy of an office so you can stay productive even when you don’t sit in an official workplace.
5. Use Work-flexible Technology
Whether you’re working from home or the office, as a conveyancer you need to be able to accomplish your entire workflow in a streamlined fashion. You need to be able to communicate and delegate jobs and workflows to all staff as well as order due diligence searches and complete Matters with eConveyancing tools. triSearch offers the newest conveyancing solution, triConvey for achieving just this.
triConvey is the powerful all-in-one solution for Conveyancers, the Practice Management System includes Integrated Searching and eConveyancing tools, covered by one dedicated support team. With Software & Search under one-roof, you can now access all the tools you need to power your firm.
What’s left? Put some of these strategies in place. Pick two productivity tips and implement them right now to start improving your working from home environment. Good luck!
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