3 Cures to the Work from Home Blues in Hackensack
The past several years have seen big changes to the ways that most of us work. That includes more flexibility in terms of where we work. Wireless devices, cloud computing, and high speed internet have untethered workers from the office. Here in Hackensack in the heart of Bergen County, NJ, more and more people are taking advantage of this freedom to work from home.
But as the number of professionals in the Hackensack area work from home continues to increase, another slightly less noticeable change is taking place. Attitudes around working from home are shifting in Bergen County. People who once dreamed of working from home got their wish. It turns out a lot of us underestimated the drawbacks to working and living under the same roof.
The good news? There are ways to improve your work experience when working for home in Hackensack. Below, the team at the shared office coworking center Office Evolution® Hackensack has collected three cures for the work-from-home blues.
1. Do You Work From Home? Try Designing a Smarter Workspace
Employers these days sink significant resources into the layout, design, and functionality of their workplaces. They treat their work environment as an investment, one that pays off with productive, healthy, and happy workers.
Unfortunately, most professionals who work from home don’t see their work environment the same way. That’s true even when we know how crucial our workspace can be to our performance and our overall job satisfaction. Either we settle for a “good enough” home office or we end up working from a place that was never meant to be used as a workspace.
So, if you’re feeling the work from home blues, it’s time reconsider your work environment. Try designing a new, more ergonomic space. You might also want to focus on features that boost mood and/or productivity, like indoor plants, air quality, natural light, functional organization, and the like.
2. Find Time to Get Outside
Loneliness might be the most common complaint among those who work from home. When your commute is so short that you don’t even leave your front door, you might start to feel isolated from the outside world. What’s more, your home can start feeling uncomfortable or claustrophobic. Many work from home professionals say they feel “boxed in” because they rarely leave the house.
Solving this problem means making an effort to see friends and colleagues and spend more time out of the house. Consider reshaping your routine to include activities like:
- Regular, friendly lunch meetings with colleagues and professional contacts
- Spending at least one or two nights a week out of the house seeing friends or family
- Making a habit of a daily walk outdoors, either before, during, or after your workday
- Using the weekends as time to get away and spend time in places that aren’t your home
3. Try a Shared Workspace
A shared workspace membership can be a great way to avoid the pitfalls of working from home in Hackensack. Most of us can benefit from a change of pace every now and again to help us refocus and be more productive. If your local coffee shop or library isn’t conducive to getting work done, a coworking space will give you a place you can go when your home office is holding you back.
At Office Evolution® Hackensack, our shared office center month-to-month memberships offer 24/7 access to our coworking spaces, meeting rooms, and private offices, plus a host of benefits like a beverage bar, staffed reception, and ample parking. Just as important, you get to work in a space that’s designed for productivity and within a thriving professional community.
Call 201-645-1200 today to setup a tour and discover how you can beat the work from home blues with Office Evolution Hackensack.
At Office Evolution Hackensack, we provide virtual office, coworking, and private office solutions at our shared office center. We offer meeting rooms, offices, a shared workspace coworking lounge, a shared reception, a business address, and virtual receptionist services. We have many options and price points, and all terms are flexible. Plus, you become part of a community of like-minded professionals.
Whether you live in Teaneck, Bergenfield, Maywood, Teterboro, Hasbrouck Heights, Moonachie, Little Ferry, Rochelle Park, Dumont, Bogota, River Edge, New Milford, Hackensack, Englewood, Paramus, Tenafly, Fort Lee, and other communities nearby in Bergen and Essex counties, choosing Office Evolution Hackensack in New Jersey will help you be more professional, productive, and profitable.