With working from home becoming the new norm, it is important to set up a space for yourself that you can work in, that is functional and can be productive to your work. Working from home has its challenges and it is so easy to get distracted with other things, especially in today's climate with the kids at home too!
To try and create a beautiful and functional work space for yourself, this can not only increase productivity but can set you up for work success.
Our 5 top tips for creating a work from home space
- Choose your space wisely
When creating a work space choose the area you set up in wisely. This may be a constant dedicated space you work in away from hustle and bustle of your house (where you can’t see the dishes piling up and the loads of washing there to fold) or you may wish to change your space up to suit your daily needs (setting up near your children while they build Lego or watch a movie). It is important to make this space work for you!
- Keeping your space tidy and organised
Keeping your work space clutter free and organised can also help your mind to keep clutter free and organised. Set your space up with intention, keeping your paperwork together, having pens and stationary within a hands reach, have your charges for your phone and computer ready to go. This allows for less interruptions and stopping and starting. Tidy up cables and have a dedicated bin near your work area where you can get rid of your rubbish straight away.
Remember that your organised might look a little different to other peoples organised but make it work for you!
- Add some green to your space
Adding some plants to your work space not only makes your space look beautiful and brings a sense of tranquility but there are so many other awesome reasons to add a little green to your home office space. It also can improve the indoor air quality, can reduce stress, increase productivity, filter noise and make the room feel more comfortable and can remind you of the environment and nature.
- Add personality to your space
Create a space to inspire you and make it a space you love to be. Add some personality to your space by putting up inspirational quotes, photos of loved ones or places you would like to travel to or have been. Put up awards you have won, or add crystals or notes from friends of loved ones. Having all these things around can create a warmth to your home office and a space you want to be in.
- Think eco
When setting up your space, think eco. Set up your space if you can in an area with a lot of natural light. This will stop the constant putting on of lights when you are in the office. If you can set up your home office space near a window where natural light and heat from the sun can shine through the window. Try to refill your printer cartridges and only print if 100% necessary. Use recycled eco paper where possible and buy rechargeable batteries if you are using wireless devices.
Some tips for transitioning to working from home...
Some of you may have easily transitioned in to work from home. For others it may just be starting up right now. For some of us it's a huge shift, having to deal with now being a stay at home parent, a home schooler, an employee or employer and juggling all this can be pretty overwhelming.