You get a call from your workspace on a Sunday morning, finally build up the mood to work, but when you look around, all you can see is clutter. When you’ve finally cleared up the mess, the neatly-made bed calls you warmly. We have all been there. It is impossible to work at home, but there is a way out. You can rearrange your house and trick your brain into believing that it is your workspace. How? You may ask, we’ve got you covered in the following words. Keep reading!
But first, you need to get out of your comfortable clothes. Yes, believe it or not, working in comfortable clothes makes your brain feel like home. This will ultimately pull you out of the work mindset.
Okay so now, to begin with, we understand that not everyone has a spacious apartment and the luxury of buying expensive furniture and commodities for making an artificial workspace. This is why, we will work with reasonable, necessary modifications to your room and make a part of it, your productivity area.
Select a location
Choose a place which has the maximum access to natural light. This will provide you with the energy to work at all the times. Plants have always known to be the source of strength and confidence. Setting up an artificial tree or two around your workspace will provide positivity along with the vibe of an actual workspace. You can also look for custom artificial trees if you have a specific idea in your mind. Decorative tree branches could be used to accessorize the empty walls in your room. You can also decorate with the tree props available on sale at times, as it will make you feel good in the environment. Bonsai trees have ancient significance for being the stress reliever if you wish you can bring an artificial bonsai tree to get the vibe of it around you. The most significant advantage of adding artificial trees in your building workspace is you would never have to worry about maintaining them. They will provide you with the ambiance without having to worry about watering them. An additional bonus? They are pocket-friendly. Economical, isn’t it?
I would recommend you buy an oil scent diffuser as it creates a positive environment, providing you the energy you need to stay working for long hours.
Decide your purpose
Take a pen and paper, jot down your requirements. What do you need this place for? Is it for any work that comes your way, designing, building technical projects or for writing? Based upon your requirement, try customizing your ambiance. Like if you are an engineer working over technical projects, you must keep a printer around your laptop or the computer you are working on.
If purchasing a desk is out of your budget, you can buy a small wooden table of appropriate height. It comes at a reasonable price, and you could easily place your laptop over it without the stress of overheating it. Even if that is beyond your scope, you can take out the large box kept for files, unload them and use it as a desk. As guided by the experts, the screen of the gadgets you are using must be on the level of your eyes. This would reduce the strain caused over them while working for long hours.
Declutter the desk
Keep nothing but your everyday supplies on the desk. All the things you need like a pen, paper, pins, water, coffee (if you are an addict like me) must be on your desk. Anything apart from that will be a mere distraction so you must clear them off.
You can browse the internet for ways to declutter your desk by positioning the cluttered wires, strategically. A clean environment will emphasize your brain to focus on the crucial part of your work. This is the reason, decluttering is the essential part of building an efficient workspace.
Make it comfortable
You will only feel like working if the environment is comfortable. Long working hours will cause fatigue and boredom, inclining your steps towards the bed. We don’t want this. For this, you must design your workspace keeping your comfort in mind. Make sure that the flow of air is right in the area and embellish your workspace with silk trees and flowers. They give a fantastic vibe with their presence and make the environment lively. However, we would advise against a lot of environmental stimulation as it could be a cause of distraction if used a lot.
Organize the area
Imagine a scene wherein all your papers will be lying around the room, surrounding the desk. Suddenly your boss calls, demanding for a sheet from the research you just did. How long do you think it would take to find that piece of information? Let me help you with this, more than it took to write it in the first place. This is the reason you must keep your desk organized by maintaining all the papers in files. Label them as per the content so that it would become easy to retrieve the data when needed.
If you don’t have plenty of money to buy files or holders, you may cut the pieces of cardboard from shoe boxes or storage in the appropriate shape and pin down the papers inside them. This would prove advantageous in the long run for maintaining information.
You must have a part of your workplace specifically for inspirational quotes and pictures. This might seem unnecessary at the moment, but trust me, it goes a long way in keeping your spirits high. When the work starts to bore you, or your hopes go down, one glance at the motivational side will trigger your energy levels, and you would feel fresh as morning for getting back to work again.
Once you get onboard with the idea of making an efficient workspace at your home, go through these tips, and you’re good to go. Without even thinking about relaxing, you would create a workspace that will be similar to the one outside your home.