If you work from home in Littleton, CO, you’re far from alone. Now that a laptop can turn practically any surface into a workspace, more and more Littleton residents are choosing to ditch their commute and work from home. The same is true in Highlands Ranch, Ken Caryl, Englewood, Roxborough, and pretty much every other part of the Denver metro area.
But at Office Evolution® Littleton, we’ve noticed that more and more people aren’t just working from home — they’re also finding out it’s not the dream come true they hoped it would be. Some say that home makes them prone to distraction. Others find it hard to maintain a work-life balance. And many complain that its simply unenjoyable.
So how can you cure the work from home blues? Below, the team at Office Evolution Littleton offers three solutions.
1. Optimize Your Work Environment
Ask any expert and they’ll tell you that your work environment plays a huge role in your productivity, your health, and your well-being. It’s why modern businesses invest huge amounts of money in the design of their workplaces. And it’s why the team at Office Evolution Littleton spent so much time creating a space where members of our coworking community can do their best work.
If live in the Littleton area and work from home, but haven’t put a lot of thought into your work environment, that could be the key to improving your work from home experience. A well-designed home office will contain:
- Ergonomic furniture, accessories, and layout.
- Functional organization of equipment and supplies.
- Minimal distractions around the work surface.
- Plant life and natural light.
2. Do You Work From Home? Find Time to Get Away
When you work in the same place you live, you can spend entire day — or even week — without leaving your home. That can make your home start to feel constricting. What’s more, you’re working alone. That lack of social contact can make your home office a lonely and isolating place.
To avoid “home office fever,” it’s important that you set aside space in your schedule to get outside, enjoy fresh air, and see other people. Try taking a walk on your lunch or one of your work breaks each day. See if you can spend at least one evening each week out of your home visiting friends. On the weekends, find excuses to get away and explore the world outside your home’s walls.
3. Try a Shared Workspace
A shared workspace is a great way to minimize the downsides of working from home. An affordable monthly or yearly membership gives you access to a workspace away from home for times when you need to change gears, refocus, or feed off the energy of other people. That might be just a few hours each week. On the other hand, you might find that a shared workspace is the perfect place for you to perform your best work.
If you work from home in Littleton, our coworking community is a great place to start your search. We offer a free hour of shared workspace access, so you can give our space a try without any strings attached. Our shared workspace memberships offer 24/7 access to our coworking space, all of the resources you’d find in an office environment, and a place within a thriving professional community.
Beat the work from home blues by joining the community at Office Evolution Littleton. Call 303-734-7104 today to learn more and claim your free hour of coworking in our shared workspace.