The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to work from home, and for some, that has been a difficult transition. One way to make working from home more bearable is to create a dedicated workspace in your backyard cabin. By doing this, you can separate your work life from your home life and enjoy a better work/life balance. Here are some tips for setting up a backyard cabin office that will help you stay productive and sane.
- Pick the right location.
When choosing a spot for your cabin office, consider things like sunlight, noise level, and views. You want a location that is peaceful and secluded so that you can concentrate on work without distractions. If possible, choose a spot with lots of natural light to help you stay alert and focused. And be sure to pick a spot that has good cell phone reception or access to Wi-Fi so that you can stay connected while you’re working.
- Furnish your space wisely.
Just because your office is in a cabin doesn’t mean it has to be rustic, unless you want it to be, of course. Choose furniture and decor that fits both your style and your needs. If you don’t have a lot of space, opt for multipurpose furniture like a daybed, which doubles as a sofa or an ottoman with storage inside. And be sure to include plenty of outlets so that you can plug in all your devices without having to use extension cords all over the place.
- Create a daily routine—and stick to it!
One of the benefits of working from home is that you have the flexibility to create your own schedule. But even though you can start working at 10 AM one day and 2 PM the next, it’s still important to establish a daily routine and stick to it as much as possible. Having set office hours will help you stay focused and prevent work from spilling over into other parts of your life.
So try to get into the habit of starting work at the same time each day and taking regular breaks throughout the day. That way, when quitting time comes, you can shut off work mode and enjoy your free time guilt-free.
- You’ll have more privacy.
If you live in a busy household or neighborhood, finding peace and quiet can be difficult. But when you’re working in your own backyard office, you won’t have to worry about distractions like loud music or TV noise. You can close the door (or put up some soundproofing) and really focus on getting work done.
Working from home doesn’t have to be a drag—especially if you have your own backyard cabin office! By following these tips, you can create a workspace that is both comfortable and inviting, which will help you maintain a better work/life balance.
So if you’re looking for ways to make working from home more bearable, consider setting up shop in your very own backyard cabin office!