While sitting in traffic during a daily commute to an office, you may begin to dream of the idea of working from home. It may be because of the ongoing frustration and unpredictability of commuting, gas they are using traveling back and forth, or even struggling trying to find a daycare or babysitter for their child. Transitioning from an in office job to a work at home role is possible, and WAHspace was created as a platform to connect work at home job seekers with at home opportunities. When they finally land that first work from home job, some may struggle with the switch from an office environment to an at-home work station so WAHspace has put together some suggestions ease the transition.
Develop your own work at home routine
Just as you would for a traditional office job, be sure to set your alarm to wake up on time so that you can get dressed and ready for your work day. You can keep a healthy lifestyle by making sure that you have a nutritious morning breakfast, taking scheduled breaks, and creating your own “off switch” that signals when work is done for the day.
Create your ideal workspace at home
You must find the perfect workspace that fits with your work requirements. We suggest finding a place in your home that is quiet with a good lighting source. It is best that you do not make your workspace somewhere in your bedroom, because you do not want to sleep where you work. Make your work space an area that makes it easy for you to avoid distractions—away from the TV, couch, and bed to minimize the temptation to get off track.
Communicate and stay connected
Communication is key, whether you are communicating to stay connected to your team of colleagues, or communicating to your family members. When working from home you must communicate your schedule to your family clearly. This way your family will understand to take you seriously and know that you are tied up with work. Some people may feel that they are alone in their job because they are working remotely, but that is not the case. You still have your remote team that you can stay connected with. Encourage video conferences, communicate your team’s goals, and always be ready to respond to stay connected to your coworkers.
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