The office is an important part of your home. It’s the place where you can retreat to get some much-needed work done, and it needs to be suitable for your needs. But, it isn’t as simple as sticking a computer-or-two in there and enjoying instant productivity. If you want to get the most out of this space, you need to think carefully about its design. You might not be a design whizz, but that’s OK. We’re going to help you with a few tricks to make your home office a more motivational place to work.
Let There Be Light
Natural light is the best way to stay motivated and productive when it comes to a home office. Placing your desk parallel to a window is ideal, eliminating the need for additional light sources throughout the day. You’ll obviously need to illuminate the room at night, and a few well-placed desk lamps can do wonders for this task. You might even want to install a dimmer switch for your main lighting so you can alter it as you see fit.
Display Your Proudest Achievements
I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to stay motivated sometimes. I’ve been working hard all year, and it’s easy to lose that 110% focus. I find my source of motivation by displaying my proudest achievements on the walls. Why not invest in a multi picture frame and fill it with awards and great pieces of work? Your proudest achievements don’t have to be work-related, either. You could fill those frames with images of your family to remind you why you work so hard on a regular basis.
Get Yourself A Whiteboard/Chalkboard
Sometimes, productivity is born out of the ability to be creative. This is exactly what a whiteboard or chalkboard can do for you, offering the perfect place to jot down any thoughts you may have. It might just be what you need to let your creative thoughts flourish, and it’s also a great way of keeping track of things.
Add Some Colour
Is it any wonder that you lack motivation when sitting in a boring room with a lack of personality? Why not add some colour to your surroundings? You need to define your workspace and create a room that makes you feel productive. How you do that is up to you, but anything is better than sitting in a dull, uninspiring place of work.
Invest Your Money In A Suitable Chair
As someone who once spent six months using a dining chair as an office chair, I can’t recommend this tip enough. When you’re working in the office, you need comfort. You also need excellent back support to save any potential health issues down the line. Investing in a suitable and attractive office chair will instantly make you feel more productive and motivated.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll find that these additions will have a dramatic effect on your motivation levels. Then, you’re free to get on with the important stuff and excel in your area of work.