Since many of us are working from home, we are constantly trying to stay productive and not give in to all the temptations and distractions that surround us at home.
The most effective way to help us focus at home is to have a designated work station. It doesn’t have to be sophisticated; what matters is where you place it and how you design it to help set the right mood for productivity.
Follow these steps to create the ideal workspace at home!
- Consider your work needs
The first thing to put in mind is what your work requires, so that you can set up the necessary tools in the space that you need.
So for instance, if you’re a graphic designer then you will probably need a desktop monitor, which will require bigger space.
- Pick the right zone to place your workspace
Where you set up your workspace is so important. You need to consider the environment where you want to place it. It’s best to choose a private place with little background noise or none at all, one that has easy access to the kitchen for all your caffeine needs.
Also, make sure that your workspace has strong internet connection and that natural light can come in to help boost your mood.
- Keep it organized
Reserve your workspace for all work-related items only and try to keep it uncluttered. Always have a planner and a to-do list to remind you of your deadlines and to motivate you to get things done.
Also, try to have everything that you need around so that you don’t have to leave your workspace and end up distracted by the outside world.
- Comfort comes first
Turn your workspace into your favorite area! Prioritize comfort and health by having the right chair and by positioning your computer to eye-level. Brighten the space up a little by adding greenery or by hanging your favorite motivational quotes.
Working from home gives us more time to get things done, so try to have your workspace as encouraging as possible, so that you don’t feel stuck at home, but rather blessed to be home.