I’ve chosen to work from home throughout most of my adult life. My home office took some planning, has been rearranged a few times over the years, and is a pleasant space where I can be happily productive. But today’s work-from-home situations can be quite different.

Forced by the pandemic to work remotely, many people have discovered that they prefer the arrangement, while others can’t wait to get back into a traditional work environment. Either way, there are some basic ways to make a home workspace a healthier and less stressful environment.

1. Separate Office and Home

Separating work from the rest of life is one of the biggest challenges. I’ve found that defining your workspace is the most basic step.