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Comfortably and efficiently live and work from home during the pandemic.

 

It’s likely that you or someone else you know are working from home. If so, you might be finding it difficult to disconnect from home life to work as you would in the office. As we adjust to this new way of living, we’ve rounded up some essential tips that can help you and others live and work from home more comfortably and efficiently.

 

  • Set up a home office

If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room or a dedicated home office, you’re off to a good start. If not, you may need to get creative. Look for a low-traffic area in your home with easy access to power outlets, good lighting, and a flat surface for your laptop. Avoid working in the bedroom or in front of the TV as that can make it harder to stay focused.

 

  • Establish a routine

Working from home may make it very tempting to finally tackle one of those projects you’ve been putting off, such as spring cleaning, painting, or even doing the laundry. To help manage your time, set a schedule and stick to it. Write out the time you’ll start work, take a lunch break, and finish work. The more you act like you’re still at work, the better you’ll be able to focus and get things done.

 

  • Keep in contact

If your job involves a lot of meetings, you may already use video conferencing software like Zoom or Skype. If not, it may be a good time to start. Video conferencing is a great way to connect face-to-face when you can’t meet in person, and it helps to alleviate some of the feelings of social isolation.

 

From Sausman Insurance Agency, we hope that you and your family stay safe. When looking for the right insurance policies, contact our trustworthy team today.