In the midst of all this uncertainty, working from home has become a daily reality for many. But, with kids, spouses, and furry friends to provide ample entertainment (and distraction), adjusting to this sudden lifestyle change may be more challenging than expected – even if this isn’t your first work-from-home rodeo. Now more than ever, it is important to create an effective home workspace and incorporate a consistent routine that will advance your goals. We’ve compiled four tips to help boost productivity and keep you motivated.
1.Optimize your home office or workspace
Although the idea of sitting on your bed or couch with a laptop seems like an absolute dream, a designated workspace will benefit you in the long run. Setting up an office or workspace allows you to physically separate work from home. This means you’ll be able to slip in and out of productivity mode when you enter or leave the space – almost like packing up at the end of the day or unwinding during your commute.
So, find a comfortable space with natural lighting, whether it’s in your kitchen or living room, and create a dedicated work nook. For example, Lennar’s Palomino Lake, a charming townhome community in Davie, offers open-concept living areas, including family rooms and great rooms, that serve as excellent workspaces with outdoor views of your private patio. For those who already have a home office or spare room, perhaps, some decluttering is in order. Starting this new chapter with a blank canvas will help you reorganize your space and clear your mind to take on new challenges.
2. Achieve maximum connectivity
During these trying times, you will also need a dependable home network so that you have access to email, video calls, remote servers, software programs, and more. Naturally, when you have an unreliable set-up at home, your productivity slows down, so it is imperative that you speak with your provider to ensure your internet connection suits your technological needs. If you live in one of Lennar’s Broward communities, enhanced connectivity is built into every home with our standard Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Designs – making your work-from-home transition much easier.
3. Maintain regular work hours
When you’re working remotely, balance is essential. Without it, work can spill into lunch breaks and before you know it, it’s 3 ‘o’ clock in the morning, and you still haven’t left your desk. Therefore, sticking to 9-to-5 hours may be your best bet, as it keeps you on schedule and helps you stay in that work mindset. You should also consider establishing boundaries with family and coworkers to minimize interruptions during the day.
Since you’re maintaining regular hours, don’t feel guilty for taking a lunch break. The great part about being at home is, of course, homemade meals! Like all Lennar homes, the new townhomes at The Edge on 20th in Fort Lauderdale boast chef-inspired kitchens, so you can fully savor your lunch time. Equipped with the latest features and stainless steel appliances – part of Lennar’s Everything’s Included® package – you can whip up your favorite dish and get all the energy you need to keep going.
4. Take breaks
The quickest way to stump productivity is by working long hours at a time. That’s why we need to take a few minutes out of our day to disconnect from work and, let’s face it, the news. For residents of Sierra Ranches, a luxurious community of estate homes in Davie, relaxation is never far away. Take a 15-minute walk through park-like landscapes, meditate in your oversized backyard, or play a quick game with loved ones in one of your entertainment rooms.
During these unprecedented circumstances, we hope our four tips can give you some comfort and help you be productive, as you adjust to your new work-from-home routine. If you’re interested in one of our communities, please call us – we’d love to set up a one-on-one appointment in-person or share our virtual homebuying options with you. Stay safe!