5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Work From Home Station
By: Mars Salazar
For a lot of people, working from home isn’t all that it was cooked up to be. We’ve spent a lot of time defining the lines between “work mode” and “home mode”, and our private spaces are meant for refuge and relaxation. With the lines blurred, it’s understandably a bit difficult to get pumped up to work when your bed is only a few steps away.
Taking the time to create an efficient home office setup is crucial to staying productive. To get you more excited to work remotely, we’ve outlined below a few ways to upgrade your home office. Read on!
Designate a workspace
First things first: having a comfortable, well-organized place to work is essential. A desk designated for working alone will help you avoid the distractions that other mixed-use areas might bring. If you have the budget, get a standing desk–this lets you stretch out, helping prevent the dreaded backaches caused by sitting all day.
Invest in an ergonomic chair
If you have a desk, you’ll need a chair as well. A chair that’s designed to support your back will help minimize pain and let you concentrate fully on the task at hand. While it’s pricier than ordinary office chairs, it’s an investment that you’ll be glad for in the long run.
Keep some plants
It seems like everyone’s turning their homes into pocket jungles these days. This is a fad that you should get behind: plants filter the air, add color to your space, and help you refocus your energy. If it’s your first foray into kingdom Plantae, a low-maintenance plant, such as a succulent or a snake plant, should be easy enough to maintain.
Add personal mementos
Personal mementos add a touch of charm and whimsy to your workplace. Add a vinyl toy of your favorite cartoon character, a small souvenir from your last vacation, or a digital frame filled with photos of your family and friends. These serve as physical reminders of the things that drive you to work hard and will help you keep your eyes on the prize.
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Install a whiteboard or a corkboard
When it comes to mapping out ideas, nothing beats the connection between good old pen and paper. Incorporating a whiteboard or a corkboard can stimulate creativity by giving you more real estate to brainstorm and put up outlines, goals, to-do lists, doodles, and diagrams. It also injects a touch of playfulness to your workspace while letting you make better visual connections between ideas.
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