By now, those who are new to WFH scenarios have realised that it is beyond napping and unlimited snacking. It is tackling your to-do list while the kids are playing around and between the endless chatter of family members. It is about no clarity on work structure, being lost in a pile of distractions and still meeting the deadlines. Sounds familiar? We bet it does!
As per a study conducted on remote workers, 67% of people do not have an office at home which is quite staggering, to say the least. This figure suggests that these workers are either working on the couches or the bed. Only 32% of people have optimised their home workspace.
Do you know these little details can make you unmotivated and uninspired? Especially when your working area is just one step away from your kitchen, living space or laundry area. WFH comes with its own set of challenges, but the bright side is – you can personalise a make-shift home office on a budget to stay productive and professional. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Bring home an ergonomic desk and chair
Improper posture can be detrimental for your health and can lead to musculoskeletal disorders. If you slouch while sitting and hunch over your desk, then you will get tired fast, and your cognitive engagement will be gone.
We know that we sound like a broken record, but the ergonomic furniture holds a great value in your well-being. So, ditch the sofa or bed mattresses to work in an effective manner. This way, you will notice a world of difference in your work and health.
Hang a vision board
Your brain is a powerful machine, but it needs a plan to work tirelessly on your goals. Mapping out your visions and tasks on a board is a great way to give a signal to your subconscious mind. Hang it right in front of your eye, and in no time, everything will be hunky-dory.
Accessorise your desk and surroundings
Now, let’s move on to the fun part – Accessorising! Think of 3-5 items that can boost your mood in a heartbeat. It can be a photo of your favourite memories with your loved ones, a scented candle, music, a precious gift/award, a creative planner, bookshelf, or a compelling quote. The key is to not over accessorise the desk – if your office is compact then add only three items, and if it’s enormous, then you can add up to 5 components.
Give it a botanical touch
Plants have a psychological impact on the human brain – you can feel it when you go to the park and visit a hill station. It reduces stress, enhances concentration, purifies the air and makes your surroundings lively. Add low-maintenance greens such as snake, aloe, jade and money plants – as they can survive in a low-light condition. They are like a mood uplifting therapy packed in small planters!
The mess is directly proportional to stress! Keep your workspace minimalist, clean and structured. Get a desk with a lot of storage boxes where you can keep your files, planners and papers. Be sustainable by making use of digital tools. With that, do deep cleaning once a week to get rid of unwanted items that could affect your ability to think clearly.
There is a lot of chaos in the world right now; you need a place where you can be at peace, especially while working. We hope our tips help you create a functional and cohesive workplace.
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