Working from Home isn't as Simple as it Seems

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It's true, we are living in rough and uncertain times. People are worried about what they will do with the bills, groceries, and things that they need while they are following stay-at-home orders and quarantines. Some have turned to seek unemployment while others have started to work from home.

Let's take a look at working remotely and what you may encounter along the way.

What You May Need

People who have turned to remote working have to use gear to get to work, though it doesn't have to be complex. All you will need, first and foremost, is a computer. A laptop or a basic home computer will work. Just as long as you can access the internet, your files, and anything else you may need for your job.

Another thing you will need to work from home is a strong connection. No internet connection (or a weak one) can harm your work and your communications with your boss, coworkers, and clients.

How Your Security is Affected

If you're working from home, you're lucky to still feel the security of your job when most of the country is at unease. However, that's not necessarily what we mean.

The security of your network and connection is vital when working remotely. You may already know about the importance of using a VPN (virtual private network) while you're outside of the office but you may not know which options are best for you. This is where Indiana Business Solutions can step in. We can help you secure your space, no matter where that may be.

Tips for Working from Home

Let's face it; some people cannot stay focused on their work, and working from home is no different. Some people can't work in silence and they have to have the TV, radio, or music on in the background. Others can get bored while working from home. We understand it's not the same as sitting at your desk surrounded by coworkers while you are all focused on what you are doing. But don't be too hard on yourself.

It's okay to get up and take a break, walk around the house, get yourself something to eat. If it helps you, you can set specific hours for work. Give yourself a schedule and stick to it. You will find that you will feel more productive during those hours, and still have time at the end of the day to step away feeling accomplished.

No matter what job you have, some of you have your human and/or fur babies home. Children and pets can seem needy on a normal day, and with the world shut down, things can feel much worse. If they aren't hungry or need to use the bathroom, they want attention. When you are remotely working, it may be easiest to create a schedule for them, working around the hours you have set for yourself. This may help alleviate some of the stress you may be feeling.

Contact Indiana Business Solutions with questions or needs that you may have. We are here to help you get set up and feel comfortable, no matter where you're working.