The Key To Being Productive When Working From Home

The Key To Being Productive When wWorking From Home

Having a really great working environment is very important.  I really cannot stress enough the importance of it, especially if you are working from home.  You need to be in the right frame of mind when you are working so that you can be creative and work at your optimum.  Establishing a well laid out and organised workspace that feels comfortable and welcoming will help you be more focused, organised and most importantly, more productive.

Start by thinking about what you wear and how you look can get you in the right mindset for creating your best work.  You’ll be amazed how just be doing that you feel “ready”.

Now, I know that some people may not have enough space in their home to have a designated work area.  Even if this is the case, really make the effort to create a harmonious working environment rather than grabbing a spare inch at the end of the dining table or working from your sofa without putting any thought into your surroundings.

Now, regardless of where you have your workspace, you need to keep it organised.  Make sure you tidy your desk at the end of each day and block out an hour or two once each month to do a declutter.  It is incredible how quickly unnecessary items find a way of taking up residence long term if allowed to.  Try not to leave  leave piles of paperwork in the corner of the room if you don’t have a designated working area.  Get a storage box and put everything neatly back into it at the end of each day.  Not only will that help declutter your mind, it will also make it easier when you are looking for something.

S,o, how do I make my work area a pleasant place to work in?

✔Start by getting a vase and filling it with freshly cut flowers.
✔ Have your favourite motivational quote printed and framed so you can see it where you are sitting.
✔ Have  a special drinking mug or glass for your beverages
✔ Buy or make yourself a gorgeous cushion for you chair.
✔ Light a softly scented candle
✔ Have your favourite motivational quote printed and framed so you can see it where you are sitting.
✔ Have  a special drinking mug or glass for your beverages

Don’t worry even if you do have to work from your dining table, you can still spend a few minutes each morning setting these things out to get you in the right frame of mind so that you can be more productive.

Don’t forget YOU.  It’s far too easy to pop on those comfy tracksuit bottoms when working from home but studies have shown that dressing in the right manner can help get us in the right mindset for working effectively.  Treat yourself to some clothes that are both comfortable but that look smart and you wouldn’t be embarrassed a client seeing you in.   Especially if you working online, there may be a need for a webinar or a Skype call.  The thing is that when you look your best and you will feel your best and work at your best.

All of these are small things but can make a big difference in how you feel when you are working.  Try them out and see how you feel and then let me know in the comments box at the bottom of the page.Productivity Unveiled