The work-from-home trend is here to stay, whether it’s full-time or only occasional. That means you need a space to function in a way that supports your vision for your working future. That might be spending more time with family, snagging a promotion, or starting your own business. Your vision should be uppermost in your mind as you design and tidy your workspace at home.
1.Designate a room or space that accommodates your needs. If you are fortunate enough to have a separate room for your office, make sure that other functions don’t overwhelm the space, such as work out equipment, for example. You want as few distractions as possible. If you don’t have a spare room, designate a specific place in your dining room or living room – wherever you can find room – and claim it for your own. Just be sure that at the end of the day, you can put it away or conceal it so you can set clear boundaries between your business and personal time.
2.Gather all supplies in one space. Marie Kondo stresses the importance of keeping like items together, both for ease of finding them and putting them away. If you have office supplies scattered about the house, consolidate them in one basket or container so they are at the ready when you need them. This will minimize distractions and increase your productivity. And you want to maximize your productivity so you can enjoy your time at home!
3.Make your office joyful. Just because it’s an office, doesn’t mean that it has to be all work. Your space should have something(s) in it that speaks to you, inspires you, and helps you recall your vision for you home office. Maybe it’s a picture of a trout fisher or skiing with family and friends – things you will have more time to do when you manage your home office time efficiently.
Whether you have a designated space or designated room for your office, your time will be spent more effectively when you follow these tips. Then you can enjoy your time in your home office because it will align with your vision for your work’s future.
With a joyful heart,
Based on “Tidying the Home Office,” by KonMari Media Inc. on KonMari.com, last accessed March 6, 2023.
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