19. Don’t Work in Your Bedroom
Normally, when you come home from work, you probably feel your body begin to relax. Your brain knows that this is your “safe space” away from the stress of your job. And when you walk into your bedroom at night, your mind understands that this is your place of rest. However, once you start to work from home, there is no divide between the two. By working in your bedroom, you’re confusing your mind and body as to what task is supposed to get done. Working on your laptop in bed in your pajamas is the absolute worst thing you could do to yourself. First of all, your mind will take longer to wake up and be productive. Then, when it’s time to go to sleep, you might be thinking about work, and it will affect your sleep. This becomes a vicious cycle.
It’s far better to work on your kitchen table, living room couch, or a designated office space. Depending on your living situation, a desk in your bedroom might be your only option. If this is the case, try to create a corner of the bedroom that is dedicated to work. This way, when you wake up in the morning, you can shower, get dressed, and go to the “work corner” of your bedroom. If you can block your view of the desk by putting up a room divider or create a wall with a bookshelf, that’s even better.