If you’ve ever had the fortune of working at home, then you know how many distractions arise in these conditions. It’s worth taking your eyes off the monitor when a thousand household chores appear such as parsing correspondence or washing dishes.
Or someone from relatives suddenly decides to tell you something extremely important. At such moments, I want to be on a desert island with a Wi-Fi access point to finally focus on work.
You just need to have a separate place, reliably protected from any sabotage and provocation by the household. A place that will promote creativity and concentration.
We’re ready to share with you some thoughts on this subject.
1. Create a barrier
You need to identify the boundaries of your workspace, eliminating the possibility of accidental intrusion. The sliding doors in this photo not only block the noise but also visually separate the living area from the work area. If it is not possible to allocate a room for a home office, try to isolate a convenient place in one of the rooms.
This open attic space is ideal for arranging your home office. The higher position of the site relative to the living area psychologically acts the same as the physical barrier in the form of a door.
Contrast flooring will help to designate the working space, which will prevent the invasion of the remaining residents of the house within it.
2. Highlight the inspiration zone
Be sure to demonstrate what you are striving for in your work. On a free site, display the process of moving towards your goal, indicate achievements and misses. The inspiration zone can also be a space of visualized thinking.
The tasks identified in the inspiration zone will actually be published and set more categorically than in the case of a notebook, in which extraneous entries like a shopping list often end up.
Wall calendar organizer can greatly simplify tracking tasks.
3. Provide a reliable base
Those who work at home often have a rather complicated relationship with the sofa. It’s time to move on. The upholstered furniture at first may seem comfortable, but then you will feel its negative impact on motivation, as well as on the health of the spine.
A comfortable office chair and desk can significantly increase productivity. In addition, it is they who make the workspace truly work in the eyes of households.
The selection for the role of an ideal chair should be made according to two parameters: comfort and style. In the end, it should be so practical and beautiful that you want to sit on it long enough because you still have to do it.
4. Take care of the hardware
Everything you need to work must be at hand. If any device, such as a printer, is in another room, on the way to it you risk getting lost in the maze of household chores.
By concentrating all the equipment in one place, you can free the horizontal surface for other tasks not related to technology, such as drawing, writing or needlework.
5. Decide on your own organizational style
Do you work more productively at an almost uncluttered living spot? Or do you need some creative chaos to get inspired? What seems to one person bland and boring will be a zone of concentration of positive energy for another.
If you tend to quickly switch and be distracted from work, try to hide a maximum of things in a closet and drawers, leaving only that which will not allow you to get off the intended path.
Office interior, based on a combination of open and closed shelves with multifunctional work surfaces, seems to us the most advantageous. Such a space will prove to be convenient even if several people share it.