If you work from home, then you will have experienced procrastination. Everyone who isn’t being watched as they work always does. We can often recognize when that happens, but at other times the source of our lack of productivity can be less easily identified. In some cases, it’s not about us: it’s about our office. Our surroundings have a strong influence on our work, and if our office is inferior, then so will our work. Let’s make sure it’s up to standard.
Understand the Essentials
People sometimes neglect to give their home setup the right level of attention to detail. If you’re working in any old space in your home, then you need figure out a new way to work. Similarly, if you have an office in your home but it also doubles as a kid’s play area or dumping ground, then you need to put your foot down and make sure that your family knows that your office is only for your work. It’s much easier to reach the levels of concentration needed to produce our best work when there are no distractions.
Making a Move
It might be that your office is generally sound, but that you’ve simply become too accustomed to it. If this is the case, then look at mixing things up by moving to another room in the house. Alternatively, do you know how they say you should move a work of art from one wall to another, so you actually begin to “see” it again? It might be that moving the desk to a different angle is the jolt you need to get your creative juices flowing again.
Sprucing Up the Space
If your work is going well, then it might be the right time to have a complete office makeover, upgrading it to reflect your new status at the same time. If you have an office that you legitimately enjoy being in, you’ll work better, so put the time and energy into getting it just right. Take a look at interia systems office furniture and get the key office essentials that will bring out the best work in you. You can also give the walls a new lick of paint to a colour that you find inspiring, and add a few awesome home office touches. In no time at all, you’ll have the perfect space in which to get things done!
Changing the Routine
Your problem might not be your home office, exactly, but your attitude toward it. If you’re working from home, it’s really important that you stick to set working hours. If you don’t, your home office might become a space where you just sit and waste time rather than getting work done. Only go in the office when you’re going to work, and you’ll quickly establish it as a place (in your mind and to others) that’s for serious work only.
Letting in the Creativity
If all else fails, add some creative touches to your office: letting in the creativity will naturally inspire you when things aren’t working exactly as they should!
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