Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, work at home was already a growing phenomena. According to the ONS, in 2015, 4.2 million people across a range of sectors, were working from home.
As many people were forced to work from home during the national lockdowns, for many it was a new experience. Going forward, it is predicted that 50% of the population will continue to work from home.
The challenge for many has been to find the right space to work from within the home, as well as managing a healthy work life balance, as things can often merge into on
Makeshift home offices can be anything from the kitchen top, the sofa or even our beds.
It may be that if you are living in a house with others, the bedroom is the only place where you can work undisturbed!
Work life balance & healthy choices:
Another thing to bear in mind is to be aware of your posture when working:
Benefits of dedicated home working spaces:
If you are able to create a dedicated workspace, it can be easier to separate work time from leisure time. In lockdown, a new trend has been to create garden home office spaces, for those people fortunate enough to have a garden. There are many options online that can be explored including some great contemporary options at Garden Offices that you can view here
Either way, some discipline is required & for many, while this has been a huge learning curve, hopefully, after 3 national lockdowns, at least some or us will have mastered this by now.
If you would like any advice on creating a home office work space within your home, you can book an initial free 30 minute consultation call here or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org