If you’ve been able to secure a telecommuting job or are working remotely while undergoing treatment, you’re probably already experiencing benefits such as being able to deal with side effects from the comfort of your own home and having the flexibility to more easily schedule doctors appointments as needed.
But sometimes, it can be difficult to remain focused and productive when you are not in an office setting but instead are surrounded by the distractions of home. A recent article from attn: offers advice for balancing those competing demands. The first step? Evaluate your physical work space.
Begin by asking yourself these questions:
- What supplies do you need to have on hand?
- What types of environments keep you calm and engaged?
- Will clients be visiting you in your home office?
- Do you plan to video-conference from your work space?
Then, consider the following suggestions for ways to upgrade your work area and improve your productivity:
- Add some plants to your work space to boost your ability to concentrate.
- Open the window or change the lighting to avoid eyestrain and increase your energy level.
- Stay organized and keep clutter out of sight with smart storage solutions.
- Light a candle with a soothing natural scent.
- Add pops of color with wall paint or decorations with energizing hues.
- Invest in some quality pieces of office furniture that are ergonomic, comfortable and support any treatment/recovery needs.