The pandemic has led us to drastically change our lifestyles, including the way in which we work.

Fortunately, for many, working from home became an opportunity to avoid losing their jobs. However, beginners in the work-from-home discipline could be ignoring alternatives that would make it easier.

Below, we share 5 tips so that you feel more at ease working from home:

1. Designate a workspace

Avoid working from your bed or the area where you usually go to clear your mind. Separating your personal matters from your work makes a huge difference in your mental health. If you have an empty room, turn it into a new office. If you don’t have a spare room, prepare a corner where you can set up a desk.

2. Decorate your new workspace

Part of your work motivation will come from having an attractive and organized workspace. It doesn’t matter if it’s a desk with your materials at hand, or an entire office decorated with candles and plants; what’s important is that this space makes you feel comfortable. Give your new space some love!

3. Dress as if you were going to the office

It has been shown that the way we dress strongly influences our self-esteem. Dressing well will not only give you encouragement and confidence, but it will also guarantee that you are ready for any last-minute video call. Staying in your pajamas throughout the entire day is not a good practice.

4. If you are self-employed, invest on equipment

Many companies are providing the equipment necessary to work 100% from home. However, if you’re your own boss, you must have certain basic tools to work efficiently. These include a computer, a reliable internet connection, headphones, and a comfortable desk chair.

5. Put music on

Since there are no colleagues to speak to occasionally, or when taking a break, music will be crucial to make you feel relaxed and reenergized. So, turn up the volume!

Changes are seldom easy to accept and adapting may take some time. These recommendations will not just make you feel more physically comfortable working from home, but they will also contribute to your mental and emotional health while adapting to an entirely new process.

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