Working from home over the last few months has been an adjustment for many. Finding the perfect spot to be the most productive during your workday might have taken a lot of trial and error if you don’t have a home office, especially if you are working from home with kids or a partner.
You may be looking for an area with few distractions, great light, and fresh air, where you can tackle your day and get the most out of your work hours.
One place that checks all those boxes and is a great option for your home office, is your outdoor space. Make use of that beautiful patio! Follow these few simple tips to move your home office outside and enjoy all the benefits that come from working in the outdoors.
1. Set up a workspace
Find a shaded area, with a good chair and table. Your comfortable outdoor sofa is great for relaxing but to be productive you’ll need a chair with support. A table is also necessary to spread out your work, set up your laptop, and of course, have a spot for your coffee.
2. Make sure you have power access and strong internet.
When your laptop or phone starts to run out of juice, you don’t want to be searching for a plugin during the middle of your workday. Find a spot where you can plug all your electronics in and also, an area that has a reliable internet connection. You might need to move around a little bit, to find the area of your patio that has the strongest internet signal.
It’s easy and beneficial to work outside, getting fresh air boosts energy, sunshine boosts happiness, and being surrounded by green and nature will help you be more productive. Make the most of your patio space by turning it into your home office.