If you’re in the kind of situation where you find yourself working remotely as many people do, you need to make sure that the area where you are working — your remote workspace — is suitable for the kind of work that you will be doing.
With just a bit of help, you can significantly make your remote workspace better and take it from one in which you struggle to get things done to one where you can get your work done well.
One of the big differences between working in an office and working in a remote workspace that you set up for yourself in a home environment is that the office environment comes already basically free of distractions.
When you’re working in a remote workspace that you have to set up for yourself, on the other hand, you need to start with the environment in which your startup and that well could be a bit cluttered up with your belongings as you start setting them up.
The best thing you can do when you start working remotely (or if you’ve already been working remotely after you finish reading this article) is to clear up anything that maybe there that could distract you, unrelated to your work.
One of the important aspects of having a remote workspace is to have a sense of organizing — and often when you are first just starting out working remotely, that may be more difficult.
There are many ways that you can set up systems for organizing, depending on if you’re going to be working remotely based on some paper-based system as some still use or entirely electronic.
Whichever organizing route you ultimately choose, you’re going to have to use one that works well for you.
When you are working in a remote office kind of system, you might not think about basic things in your typical large office setup — such as the lighting that comes standard.
It would help if you made sure that you not only have excellent access to light that comes overhead (or at least enough light so that you’re able to see your computer and work area) but also access to natural light, such as having a window near your work area where you can get sunlight during the day.
When you’re starting to work remotely, you might not even think about things like the color or colors of the area you will be working in.
This could be because you don’t anticipate being in the situation in which you are working remotely for more than a few weeks or a few months at most.
As weeks expand, and you find that your remote work situation is more permanent, you may want to think about what color or colors you will use to paint and decorate your surroundings. It would be best if you generally stick to blue and green and perhaps even those that are neutral.
Green and blue are pleasant colors for your environment, and neutral colors are better in making an environment in which one can focus.
Lastly, one thing that is good for a remote work environment is a desk that allows you to stand when you want to — these can either be desks that entirely stand only desks or desks that can convert from standing to sitting.
Sitting for long periods of time at a desk is extremely unhealthy, so having a desk that allows you to stand on occasion while working is beneficial.