How to Make Working From Home Work For You

Posted on June 26th, 2023

Working From Home has been extremely popular in Australia since we learnt it was possible in recent years. With many companies and employees continuing to embrace this new way of working, whether it be hybrid or fully remote, here are some great tips for employees to ensure that working from home will remain a productive and happy workplace.

  1. Set boundaries with family or housemates: Let them know when you are working and ask them to respect your work hours. You may also need to set up physical boundaries such as closing your office door or wearing noise-cancelling headphones to minimize distractions.
  2. Dress for success: Although it may be tempting to stay in your pyjamas all day, getting dressed as if you were going to the office can help you get in the right mindset and feel more productive.
  3. Make time for physical activity: Without the commute to work, it can be easy to become sedentary. Take a break to stretch, go for a walk or engage in other physical activities to stay energized and avoid burnout.
  4. Use technology to your advantage: Video conferencing, instant messaging, and project management software can help you stay connected with your team and keep track of tasks and deadlines.
  5. Take care of your mental health: Working from home can be isolating and can blur the lines between work and personal time. Make time for hobbies, relaxation, and socializing with friends and family to avoid feeling overwhelmed or burnt out.
  6. Set achievable goals: Break down larger tasks into smaller ones and set achievable goals for each day or week. This can help you stay focused and avoid procrastination.
  7. Maintain a healthy work-life balance: It can be tempting to work longer hours when you’re working from home, but it’s important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Set boundaries between work and personal time, and try to stick to a consistent schedule.
  8. Stay connected with colleagues: Working from home can be isolating, but it doesn’t have to be. Take time to connect with colleagues through video conferencing, instant messaging, or social media to maintain a sense of community and collaboration.

If you’re seeking a new role that is more suited to your lifestyle, then contact us at Norwest Recruitment for a confidential chat on 8853 4111 or email