Working from home can be a challenge for mothers. There are plenty of distractions to put you off your work. But having the right office set up can help you find balance and be more productive.
It can help you to focus and be more present while you work. The right office setup is important to your success. Here are a few tips to help.
Control Your Environment
It’s important that your family office setup is in a room or space that can be closed off from the rest of the house. Being able to close the door on the rest of the house helps to create a separation between work and home. Use the door to visually signal to the rest of the family that you’re working.
The right desk setup can help you to concentrate much better. Find a desk chair that’s ergonomic and supports your lower back. Place your monitor at eye level, and make sure that you have a strong stock of the office supplies that you need to be productive. Clutter can be distracting, be sure to keep your desk surface clear.
Noise from around the rest of the house can be a major distraction, so try and shut it out. Close the door to the office, and consider adding some soundproofing if you can. Noise-canceling headphones are a godsend to the easily distracted worker too. You can use them to listen to music if that helps, but even if you find music distracting, these headphones can deaden any noise from elsewhere in the house, so you can better focus without wondering what the children are shouting about. If you don’t like wearing headphones, you could listen to the radio or to music to focus on that instead of noise from the house.