But as my family has PCSed a few times since I’ve begun my remote work adventure, there’s always one item that vexes me: my office space.
I imagine someday having a perfect space—an office of my own so to speak. I gaze longingly at Pinterest perfect office spaces. So, for me, the idea of creating a perfect work from home space is more a mental exercise than a reality. I always seem to be thwarted by my on-base housing’s design. Still, regardless of what you are working with, there are a few things to consider that can move you towards the perfect WFH space for you.
- Consider what you your job requires. The work you do dictates what you need in your space. Lay out the tools of your trade in a way that promotes productivity. So, do a mental check of what your tools are and what your tasks are, and then identify layouts that can help you achieve your best work.
- Incorporate what you need to be productive and happy. You know how you work best. I, for one, really can’t stand background noise (like the loudest intake register ever that is in the room that really SHOULD be my office). Whatever makes you happy, whatever inspires you—that’s what belongs in your office. Your perfect work from home space only has to be perfect for you.
- Remember to work with what you have. I have office envy—I would love a bigger space with more natural light, but right now, I don’t live in a space like that. I can lament the space I have, or I can work with the space I do have to create an office that works for me right now.
Remember make your space work for you and the work you do.
To the extent that the space allows, make it perfect for what you need and what you want.
Happy remote working!
Story by Jamie Boyle