Working from home comes with all sorts of distractions — dogs barking at the mailman, the temptation of binge watching Netflix shows, and the many chores that need to be done. The key to ultimate concentration and productivity at home is having a cozy workspace.
The more you can focus on your work, the more you will obviously get done. It’s all about getting organized. The best way to be productive while working at home is to structure your workspace in a way that makes you comfortable and helps you focus.
These five tips can help you make your home workspace cozier:
The size of your home workspace doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you fill the space with the things that you need most, such as a desk, file cabinet, and a comfortable office chair. If you previously worked in an outside office, think about what items there made you most productive and add them to your home office.
If it’s possible, always choose a space that has at least one window. The natural light will perk you up and make you more productive. If your home office has a window, position your desk to face it. That way, you can take short breaks from the computer screen and see some natural light. Plus, it’s always nice to have greenery, birds, and other natural elements in your line of vision. If your space is windowless, a good trick is to put a small mirror on your desk to reflect the room’s entrance.
Make sure your workspace is fully stocked with all the supplies you need, including paper, your favorite pens, scissors, clips, and phone and computer chargers. You don’t want to have to stop working every time you need something. Having everything on hand will help you stay productive.
Since you will probably spend most of your day in your workspace, make it as comfortable as possible. Keep the area tidy and at a cozy temperature. Opt for a comfy office chair and always keep a bottle of water on your desk.
Setting up a cozy atmosphere will keep you motivated and help you be more productive. Put on your favorite playlist and decorate with photographs and art that inspires you, as well as inspirational quotes.
Creating a cozy home workspace will help you stay focused and relaxed so that you can be productive and avoid distractions.