Everyone who has a home office can tell you that maintaining productivity isn’t always the easiest thing to do. There are always distractions at home, whether it is the children or the pile of undone laundry calling out to you. That is why it is essential that we have an area in our homes to work from. Without your own office, you’re doomed to give the business half of your attention while your home gets half of your attention. You don’t have to choose between home and work, we just need to be sure that you’re able to give each of them their share of undivided attention. Once you’ve got your office in place, how do we set it up for major productivity? Read on to get these tips to be certain that you are getting the most out of your home office.
Ways To Create Home Office Productivity
Pick a sunny room
Clearly, you’re not always going to be in your office when the sun is shining, but if you are able to, select a room that gets a great deal of sunshine. Natural light boosts your mood, and it is amazing for photographs.That means when you’re in the office during the day, it’ll feel amazing to be in there. When you feel good about the space you work in, it naturally boosts your productivity.
Don’t let your room become the family hangout
Your office is your own territory, and it is your responsibility to protect it. Nobody is suggesting that you can’t have occasional family members in your space, but what you don’t want is for your office to become the new family room. Your office space is a place where you come to do your work, not to be distracted by the needs of your family. Be certain to set this boundary for your family just like you would if you were at a 9-5 job. Get yourself a do not disturb sign for when you’re absolutely not to be interrupted. They’ll get the hint.
Fill your room with your accomplishments
Sometimes we become unmotivated because we forget who we are. Why not be your own inspiration? Give yourself lots of space in your office to admire your accomplishments. Hang pictures of yourself doing wonderful things. Do you have awards or certificates? Put them up. You’re great and you need to be reminded of that sometimes. There is nowhere better to do that than in the office where you can get ready to do even more wonderful things.
Give yourself the gift of a great filing system
There is nothing worse than needing something in particular and not being able to find it. One of the most important gifts you can give yourself as a business owner is an excellent filing system. When you are able to access your materials at a moment’s notice, you’re saving time. Time is the one resource you can never get back as a business owner. Protect your time and your peace of mind by having a fantastic filing system, and you’re going to watch your productivity skyrocket.
Your office is like a kingdom that you’re ruling. Get in there and get it organized, and watch your business grow. Keep everyone out of your space, and inspire yourself by looking at your accomplishments. Productivity is going to flow naturally once you set yourself up for it!
I love my home office! After reading your very informative post, I may have to do some updating!
An awesome filing system makes things so much easier. It’s a lot easier to do your job when you know where everything is.
Yes, it is so helpful. I need as much organization as possible.
I agree with not letting your office be the family hangout place. I dont allow my boys to play in my office.
It’s hard for me…but I stick to it.
I feel light having solid sunshine is keep to my productivity. I need to definitely work on my organization too.
Yes, the sunshine makes a difference.
I love all these tips! I have a hard time procrastinating and I am working on it, I need to get my work area put together asap, I’m going to start by moving the kids Xbox out of the room so it’s no longer the kids’ hangout area too.
I love the idea of picking out a sunny room! Great tip!
I need a space like this. I don’t have the option of creating a home office yet but when I do, your tips will guide me perfectly. Thanks!
These are all amazing stuff to remember. I am having a hard time working whenever there’s family members around me. Your suggestions are spot on!
I love your options on how to make a room a working space!
Now, I am working on making my new office filled with memorabilia, pictures, things that tell what I do and have accomplished.
Thank you, sweetie!
Love all your tips! So important to have an organized space that is all yours for you to work!
These are great tips. We just renovated my office which was SO GROSS!!!! I still need a filing system, but even just new floors and less clutter makes a world of difference.