Working from home welcomes the freedom and flexibility that’s hard to find when you’re in a traditional office environment.
However, a home office also means you are more prone to distractions and procrastination.
Here are 3 home office ideas to keep you focused and motivated at all times:
1) Welcome natural lighting
One of the greatest luxuries of working from home is the ability to creatively design your office space to your own preferences.
When you’re in a traditional office, you may not get a say in scoring a desk near the window.
However, if you’re setting up a home office, it’s a good idea to pick a spot in your house that welcomes a lot of natural light. Working in a dimly lit or dark room can encourage sleepiness and this in turn, affects your ability to stay focused. As a bonus, embracing natural lighting can also help minimise your electricity bills.
2) Invest in smart and convenient office equipment
Run your home office like you would a professional office. Investing in good quality office equipment like printers and copiers will provide convenience in the long term and can minimise unnecessary stress.
The last thing you need on a busy day is having to run out to a local printer to get something printed or photocopied for a meeting.
Look to trustworthy printer brands that have products designed to maximise the efficiency of your day-to-day work requirements. The stress of a lousy printer can be frustrating, so check out smart printers that can print on demand, at fast speed and can be wirelessly connected.
If your home office is running smoothly from the technical side of things, then you can spend your valuable time staying focused on the work you need to do.
3) Establish a view
Create a home office environment with décor that can inspire and motivate you. Think paintings, illustrations and printed quotes. Invest in aesthetically pleasing productivity tools like calendars, hang corkboards with notes, whiteboards and post it notes.
These tools can help you list your goals, keep you focused and stay on track.
Setting up a home office can be fun and exciting, whether you’re freelancing or working for yourself. The principles behind a productive home office is similar to a traditional office environment, with the added freedom.
A few strategic choices in the set up phase can ensure that you’re running an efficient home office, so that you stay focused and motivated at all times.
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