The number of people who work from home in Nashville has exploded in the past ten years. Now that most of us work from our laptops and our phones, it’s easier than ever to work remotely or independently in the Nashville area. That may seem like a dream come true. But at Office Evolution®Nashville, we’re hearing from more and more professionals who are singing the work from home blues.
Simply put, working from home can be a far less enjoyable experience than many people expect. While it can be a perfect situation for some of us, others may not feel the same way. If you find you’re less productive and less happy working from home in Nashville, you’re far from alone.
Before switching back to your old office job, there are steps you can take to make your home a better place to work. Think of co-working with Office Evolution Nashville. Below, we’ve collected our three top cures for the work from home blues.
1. Do You Work From Home? Rethink Your Work Environment
The biggest reason why more people now work from home is that their laptop and phone make it easy to work anywhere. That makes it just as easy to skip setting up a proper home office and work from your kitchen table, your sofa, or even your bed.
Most of us underestimate how damaging this can be to our productivity, our health, and our well-being. There’s a reason, after all, why modern businesses invest heavily in workplace design. If you work from home, you should too. Make sure you have a dedicated home office: one with a functional layout, ergonomic furnishings, plenty of natural light, and other features of a well-designed home office.
2. Boxed In? Break Out
Few of us realize how easily working from home can isolate us from the outside world. But when you work and live within the same four walls, you can quickly feel cut off from colleagues, friends, and the world outside your front door. This often leads to feelings of claustrophobia and loneliness, both of which are common complaints among those who work from home.
If this sounds familiar, make an effort to spend time outside your home and prevent your front door from being a barrier. Dedicate time in your workday for a short walk outside, spend more evenings with friends, see colleagues for lunch once a week, and get away from home when you can on the weekends.
3. Try a Shared Workspace
Anyone who works from home in the Nashville area can find the cure for the work from home blues with a shared workspace membership from Office Evolution Nashville. If distractions or lack of space mean you can’t create a functional workspace in your home, you’ll find one in a co-working space. If you feed off the energy of other people, a shared workspace gives you a place within a thriving professional community.
At Office Evolution Nashville, our shared workspace is the perfect space for work from home professionals in Nashville. Located in the Stocking 51 building in The Nations, we’re conveniently located for those who live or do business in The Nations, West Nashville, Bellevue, Midtown, Metro Center Nashville, Sylvan Park, Hillwood, Belle Meade, and anywhere else in the West Nashville area.
Start now for free! Beat the work from home blues with Office Evolution Nashville! Call 629-255-4444 to learn more and take advantage of a free one-day of access to our shared workspace with secure high-speed wi-fi, free coffee, tea and water, and great eating spaces that you can walk to.