Pursuing a career as a freelancer is no easy task. You need the correct equipment, routine, and support system to form the basis of your business and facilitate everything that you need to deliver.
At the same time, you also need the will power and motivation to remain productive, regardless of where you may be. Even though you are technically your own boss, you need to make sure that you’re still providing high quality work for your clients and giving yourself the space to nurture your creativity.
The secret weapon to being a top creative is having the right tools and systems to enhance your productivity.
5 tips for staying productive
- Have a routine
Set out your day and follow a schedule. This will ensure that you get to your most important tasks when you need to, instead of simply waiting until you’re in the mood to do them (which, let’s be honest, might be never). After all, you choose your hours and the deadlines, which means that there’s no excuse to not get things done.
- Invest in a high-quality monitor
A wide-screen monitor will do wonders for your productivity and let you customise your monitor to support your workflow. Having a screen large enough to be split in two will help you see documents, apps, and programmes side-by-side. The LG 21:9 UltraWide™ monitor features a 2560×1080 full HD resolution, giving you 33% more screen space than a full HD resolution display. That means less switching between programmes and more focusing on the task at hand, giving you the freedom to multitask on a screen that can manage your workload.
- Take breaks
There is such a thing as being too productive and it can lead to burnout. You need to give yourself breaks on your schedule – and stick to them! Of course, this may not always be possible, but with a proper schedule, you should be able to manage it. While you may have the freedom to work whenever you would like to, you need to maintain a healthy work- and home-life balance. There’s no way you can be creative for eight hours straight!
- Look after your back, neck and eyes
Investing in a chair with an ergonomic design will do wonders for your back and neck, especially when you’re sitting for hours on end. Another element to consider is a screen that can be moved and tilted in a way that’s comfortable for you. LG’s UltraWide™ monitor features a one-click stand which provides the flexibly to adjust the height and angle of the screen to meet your needs.
Your eyes are just as important as your back and neck, and they can get tired even more quickly. Take screen breaks by looking up and staring into the distance, make sure that the lighting where you’re working is good, and look for tech that prioritises eye comfort. The LG UltraWide™ monitor supports clearer and brighter HDR, so you can see exactly what you need to without squinting or getting too close to the screen. It also reduces invisible flickering on the screen and has a reader mode, both enhancing your eye comfort so you can be productive for longer.
- Get up and get dressed
Your bed is not your office, and as comfortable as they are, pyjamas are not suitable work attire, even if you’re working from home. Get into the habit of moving to your designated workspace during office hours and clean yourself up for the workday. Not only will you look good, but you’ll feel good too.
Working from home as a creative is often easier said than done. As much as it’s a novelty to be home, there needs to be a line between work and play to ensure productivity. LG’s UltraWide monitor has been designed to turn the work-from-home struggle into a more manageable, enjoyable experience through state-of-the-art technology.