Shaping your environment is very important to web designers and anyone else who works from home. You need to have a workspace where you can get privacy from family members and things happening in the rest of your home, and that can serve to delineate when you are “at work” or not. This space should be ergonomically comfortable, but not too isolated or cloisterinf, and you should include things that help you stay relaxed and happy, to include music, decorative items, family photos and other personal touches.
- When you work from home you are able to set up an office that directly reflects your personal needs and preferences.
- It is important that where you work still allows you to sensibly isolate yourself for the time being to get proper amounts of work done.
- If you ever need a break, get some fresh air outside in order to add some mobility to your work space.
“Being at home means that you are an easy target for interruption – especially if there are others in the house. While they usually mean well, housemates can sometimes get in the way of work by talking (to you or someone else), watching TV, etc. Little ones are usually wanting to get Mom or Dad’s attention, regardless if you are working or not.”