3 Cures to the Work From Home Blues for Charleston Residents
Not too long ago, working from home was a luxury available to only a handful of Charleston residents. But now that most of us can take our work anywhere that we can use a laptop, more and more of us are choosing to work from home. Unfortunately, many of us are finding out that it’s not the luxury we thought it was. For some, it’s downright unenjoyable.
At Office Evolution® Charleston, we regularly hear from local professionals dissatisfied with working from home. Many of these people have a case of what we like to call the “work-from-home blues.” For one reason or another, they’ve found that working from home isn’t nearly as fun or as easy as they expected.
Sound familiar? If so, a couple adjustments could make working from home a better overall experience. Below, we’ve collected three cures for the work from home blues for Charleston professionals.
1. Do You Work From Home? Try Redesigning Your Home Office
The design of your home office has a much bigger impact than many people who work from home suspect. These days, successful businesses are sinking tons of money into workspace design. But at the same time, professionals who work from home tend to spend little time thinking about how where they work impacts how they work.
Redesigning your home office can make you healthier, happier, and more productive. By now, most of us know that ergonomic office design plays a huge role in comfort, long-term health, and productivity. Other aspects of home office design have a big impact on how well you work and how well you feel when working. Three of the most important are natural light, nearby plant life, and a well-organized space.
2. Brave the World Outside Your House
A lot of people end up feeling boxed in when they start working from home. Loneliness is one of the most common problems reported by professionals who work from home. You’ll hear stories of people who spend entire weeks without stepping out the front door, often without even realizing it.
To avoid these feelings, make an effort to get outside and see people. Set aside one of your work breaks each day for a short walk outside. Join a professional network so you don’t feel disconnected from the industry you work in. Make time on evenings and weekends to see friends and family. Soon, you’ll feel a little less like the walls of your home office are closing in around you.
3. Try a Shared Workspace
One popular solution to the work from home blues is also one of the most obvious: work somewhere else. A shared workspace membership from Office Evolution Charleston gives you a workspace away from home where you can be as productive as you need to be, meet with other professionals, and avoid the feelings of isolation that often come with working from home.
The best part? You can still work from home as much as you want. At Office Evolution Charleston, several members of our co-working community work from home part-time in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, James Island, West Ashley, or Isle of Palms. They use our shared workspace for times when working from home isn’t as convenient, productive, or enjoyable as it should be, making it easy to avoid the work from home blues.
Beat the work from home blues with Office Evolution Charleston. Learn more about our shared workspace memberships and call Office Evolution Charleston at 843-203-9048 to claim one free day of co-working access.