All of us can totally relate to productivity slumps. Especially those who feel tired from the everyday routine. For remote workers, we need a designated space for our profession or job. As we spend the majority of our adult lives, we should invest money and effort to optimize a workspace. Having a proper space at home has a lot of benefits. It allows you to focus and mentally enables you to be productive. Aside from that, it also minimizes distractions and helps create a work-life balance while working from home.
Four useful tips for designing your own workspace at home
Declutter your space
A tidy desk can result in a tidy mind. Before making any steps decorating your place, set aside a few minutes or hours to clean and organize it. Sure, it may not be easy for anyone who barely has the time. But, you can work on decluttering in small steps. Choose a drawer or a shelf to clear or sort out then slowly increase your pace. Tidying can give you a chance to refocus and change your perspective from your daily tasks.
Find the best location
If you have a spare room, it may be the perfect option for you as a workspace. It will give you privacy and a sound barrier between you and the rest of the household. But in reality, this does not always come as an option. So what part of the house is the best for you? It really depends on the lighting and the remaining space of each room. Wherever you decide to create a workspace, you should make sure it allows for privacy to make calls. Aside from that, you should also have access to natural light. And, you aren’t in the middle of other people’s activities in your household.
Buy ergonomic office furniture
Ergonomic chairs and tables might be a bit expensive. However, they are worth every penny. You spend most of the day sitting in your chair and working on your table. And with that reason alone, you must always choose comfort and efficiency. This way, you won’t suffer from severe backaches and poor posture so you can focus on your deliverables.
Add some piece of visuals or motivational sayings on your wall
The more your workspace represents you, the more comfortable you will be. Therefore, the more productive. You can bring a few key pieces that express your personal style whether it’s a plant, wall art, or stationery. Moreover, you can use pinboards to craft collages or cork boards to make mood boards that help keep inspiration and creativity flowing.
If you have other ideas for making workspaces more attractive and conducive for productivity, feel free to share them with us!
Queenie Lasta got her bachelor's degree in Communications Research from UP Diliman. In her free time, she likes to read thriller novels, psychology books, and mangas. She believes in the importance of grit, hard work, and passion to become a great writer in the future.