Are you still working from home? Have you been given the choice to continue working in your home office? More of us than ever before are settling into a world where our work and home lives seem to collide. Perhaps you’ve made the conscious decision to work from home to protect your family, or maybe you’re starting your own business venture and you’re eagerly setting up your own working environment.
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Whatever your situation may be, it’s important to invest in a good home office set up. Working from your “soft office” (your bed or couch) over time will take its toll on your productivity, your concentration levels and your back! So, having your own personal workspace is essential.
However, just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you have to rigidly separate your professional and personal life. Adding personal touches to your workspace and a sprinkle of your personality can really boost your efficiency and your work performance.
Want to know where to start? Read on to find out more.
Frame your memories
You may not have been allowed photos in your old office, but now the choice is yours. You can print traditional pictures or order some nice photo tiles for a stylish and utterly unique design. Having an area filled with happy memories and the smiling faces of those you love the most is the perfect tonic for a stressful day. They’re also great icebreakers for those awkward video calls when you’re waiting for other colleagues to join! Choose frames that complement your desk décor and get choosing your favourite snaps!
Go for comfort
Bye, bye creaky office chair and hello, comfort! Being comfortable at work is essential for your productivity and now you’re working from home you don’t have to hold back on luxury. Plush pillows, soft, weighty blankets and even fluffy slippers get them in your favourite colours and styles and you’ll feel more at home whilst you’re at work!
Don’t forget to invest in a proper office chair, one that supports you back and your posture. If you have the room, consider adding an extra chair for somewhere to relax during your breaks.
Go for green
Creating a relaxing work environment will do wonders for your productivity and it allows you to express yourself whilst you’re busy hitting those deadlines. Houseplants are more popular than ever before, and it’s easy to see why. Not only do they look fantastic, but they add a touch of freshness and nature to every room. They can help purify the air and they bring a sense of calm. If you love spending time in nature then why not bring a touch of the outdoors, inside with a couple of stunning houseplants.
And finally, display your accomplishments
Did you win an award at last years corporate event? Maybe you got something printed in a national magazine? Maybe you’re a proud parent? Whatever your accomplishments are, consider having them on display around your workstation. It’ll give you a much-needed confidence boost, allow you to express yourself and remind you of how capable and successful you really are.