While setting up your home office, find a space in the house that’s quiet and has minimal foot traffic. It may be tempting to set up your home office in the living room, but you’ll regret it almost immediately: Between housemates watching TV, kids playing, and people walking around you, it can be hard to tick things off your to-do list.
This is a particularly important point for anyone who has to dial into video calls via Zoom or other applications. In this case, look for a place that’s quiet, well-lit, and clean and tidy, all of which can help you maintain a sense of professionalism.
Top Tip: While you may be able to shoot off the first emails of the day from the comfort of your bed or couch, aim to spend most of it in an ergonomic desk chair with proper back support.