The key to a productive workday is to work in a bright and clean environment.
When working from a small home office, it’s essential to create a space where you can be productive and make the most of every minute of your working day. Making an effort to create a workspace which is positive and free from distractions can be a huge factor in your success. Below are multiple ways you can optimize your office and turn your working space into a calm, positive and productive zone.
Let’s face it, you need to make your space look great so that you want to work there. With a home office, you have more control over how you want it to look. Whether it’s a new speaker system, artwork on the walls, a fresh paint job or new office chair; inject some of your personality into your office. You could display all of your achievements and favourite quotes on a feature wall for motivation as you work.
Go green with Flowers and Plants
Another great way to add a bit of colour to your office is with plants. The more greenery, the better! The addition of flowers and plants will make your office feel more homely and it’s also a great way of adding a pop of colour. Plants also create a nice and calming atmosphere which is what you want when you’re busy with lots of deadlines.
No-one wants to sit in a dull room while they work. Sitting in poor lighting will make you feel unmotivated and tired and you’ll also find it hard to concentrate. If you have great natural lighting, then make the most of that. If you don’t, it’s worth investing in decent lighting. Brighter bulbs, lamps on desks… anything goes. A bright environment will make you feel more awake and productive.
Clean desk, a clear mind
No-one can work in an environment that’s messy. One way of creating less clutter is by having a good clear out. Remove pens that don’t work, documents that aren’t needed and random items that have somehow ended up in your cupboards. Store all important things together with clear labels so that you know where to look when you need to find them. Having a clean and tidy office will make your mind clearer so you can concentrate on getting all of your daily tasks done.
What’s That Scent?
For some, soft scents can soothe the usual stress of thought blockages and procrastination, resulting in increased focus. Besides having a nice smell, essential oils like lavender and jasmine can give you all sorts of great natural boosts. Try a fresh-smelling potted herb or plant, or simply add a scented candle. Aromatherapy could be just the trick you need to get your thoughts back on track.