First of all, let me just say that working from home is not always as lovely as it sounds. But with time you can adjust and make it work for you.
Working from home has become quite a popular trend all over the globe in recent times, especially with the rise of entrepreneurship. Many people are considering it as a tactical solution where they can provide their services or use their talent to earn money without needing going and spending extra time, effort and money moving from one place to another.
Working in a productive environment is an essential part of anyone who is working from home. It will aid you in adjusting to the work from home life.
By a productive environment, I mean a working place that has the right lighting, design, tools, and accessories that will not only help you to focus well but also give you the positive vibe you need while working. And in most #momboss situations, this also means having as little toys as possible in our space (and trust me I know this is much easier in written form!)
Home office style
A functional home office décor will consist of all the following features:
- Complementing colors – mix and match, have all the fun you want or go for a minimalistic approach if the room you’re going to work in is already flashy. But I find color is my happy place, so there is always splashes of color in my space. Do you, and make it yours!
- Indoor plants – these will freshen up your mood, the greens will be a soothing tint to kick start your day and get it going the way you want. Plants can get addicting, you'll usually start out with one and weeks later you are working in a full-blown urban jungle. If you're not sure where to start on your plant journey or believe you are a serial plant killer Keisha Adinkra has a number of great videos and blog posts to get you started, check out Houseplants For newbies.
- Fragrance candles – candles are a great way to get rid of anxiety and stress. I always have at least two candles burning in my office, our ever so lovely Island Vibes which keeps my creative juice flowing and Nag Champa when this girl really needs to focus.
- Computer tools and accessories – add some pretty and functional accessories for increasing your productivity. I recently upgraded my desk space to a sit-stand desktop workstation from Displays2Go as I found sitting for long hours was starting to really hurt my back and joints. Somedays I spend an entire day locked in my office and little to no movement will happen especially when I am really trying to wrap up a launch or new campaign, so this workstation made much sense for my lifestyle, plus it's cute so that's a bonus!
Adequate light setting – with adequate lighting, you will have less stress on your eyes. Try to use sunlight during the daytime to let the natural light revitalize your mind and body when you get up to start your work.
Choose a setting close to windows – the more air and sunlight you let in your working space, the better it will be. Working from home is an amazing opportunity to be working in a productive environment that you can otherwise not achieve in a typical office setting. Make sure you make it worth it.
Make Your Space Comfortable
Adjusting to the work from home life can be somewhat tricky at the start, but it is all about multitasking. Give yourself enough space that you can easily take care of yourself while working.
Adjust the tables, desks, and other computer accessories according to your posture frequently. If your work doesn’t demand typing and continuous monitoring, then you can adjust the table setting in a way that is comfortable for you while you stand and check-in from time to time. And if you don't feel like sitting or standing, honey get on the floor!
Use multiple screens if you must
If you’re working from home and are handling multiple social media accounts or platforms for your product or any service you provide, then it is a wise option to have more than one screen set in a home office style. It will definitely increase your productivity and save your time.
These are some ways and tips to get you started for an entrepreneur home office that is great for productivity. Getting a home office décor will give you the boost you need to start working from home.
Leave a comment below letting me know if this was helpful and how you increase productivity in your home office.