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Productivity Tips for Working in Your Home Office

Working from home is enticing because it gives you an opportunity to setup your office to be as comfortable and efficient as you desire. But it can be also a challenge due to the number of distractions that are unique to the home environment.  You should consider how to effectively set up a home office to avoid the temptation to start a quick load of laundry or catch up on that episode you missed last night. I know that sometimes, when I work from home without creating a proper environment, I'm not very productive. It is just too easy to get distracted!  Setting up your office with your own set of office rules and beneficial environment  will ensure optimal productivity which in turn means ultimate profit for your business.

Consider your color choice

According to Color-Psychology, research says yes; color can absolutely affect your mood, behavior and stress levels. Researchers at Creighton University found that colors significantly influence employees’ emotions and efficiency. Green has a calming effect that is believed to relieve stress. This is a great option for a home office because having excess stress can put a strain on your work. A soothing atmosphere will help you concentrate.

Organizing your space

There is a saying by A.A Milne, "Organizing is what you do before you do something". Chances are that you will likely spend the most time at your desk, so it is crucial to keep your desk organized to stay productive. The last thing you want is to be spending time searching for a missing piece of paper among the mass of disorganized piles on your desk. Your desk surface should support your computer and work-related items. Some solutions are simple, such as having a cup to keep all of your pens together, as well as a folder or tray for papers. 

The challenge is to find the most efficient design with your flow of work. If you’re short on space, having a bare wall is a valuable asset. Consider buying floating shelves, or even corner shelves that will not take up any floor space. Another very important thing is to make use of your corners. A corner bookshelf is a great space-saving storage idea. Finally, keep a paper shredder under your desk. This way you won't have confidential papers piling up until you can dispose of them properly. Clean up as you go with a shredder that is within reach of your desk chair.

Personalizing your office

You will be spending so many of your waking hours in your office so you may want to personalize the space. In order to do this, you can use things that mean something to you, such as family pictures, drawings, art, and keepsakes. Be sure to hang these items on the wall or display on a shelf.  Avoid the clutter of desk display while allowing your workspace to tell your story with little touches of what reminds you of inspiring and uplifting things in your life.

Office hours and breaks

Get a small couch or a comfortable chair to put in your office for when you need to take a short breather. This will help you mentally separate your breaks from your productivity. If you choose to take your breaks at your desk, you are more likely to lose track of time and spend much longer than needed scrolling through the Internet. Make your work area strictly for work.

Don't think that, just because you are not in a traditional office, you can come and go as you please. Stick to office hours just as you would at a job. Arrive on time, take appropriate breaks, and quit working at a reasonable time. Sticking to a schedule will increase your productivity.

Boundaries

Do you know what is ultimately the most effective thing to have in a home office? Boundaries. Home offices are great because they provide you with the freedom to not only work at your own pace, but to also be close to your family. However, this can be an easy distraction that can take away from your productivity.

On average, it takes over 23 minutes to get back on track after being interrupted. It is critical to set boundaries with your family, and to set aside clear working hours for yourself. Avoiding distractions will help you work fluently throughout the day so you can be as productive at home as you would be if you were in a regular office.  

Stick to your office rules from day one and you will be sure to have not only a productive work day, you will also set the foundation for a profitable business, whatever that business might be.

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Working from home is enticing because it gives you an opportunity to setup your office to be as comfortable and efficient as you desire. But it can be also a challenge due to the number of distractions that are unique to the home environment.  You should consider how to effectively set up a home office to avoid the temptation to start a quick load of laundry or catch up on that episode you missed last night. I know that sometimes, when I work from home without creating a proper environment, I'm not very productive. It is just too easy to get distracted!  Setting up your office with your own set of office rules and beneficial environment  will ensure optimal productivity which in turn means ultimate profit for your business.

Consider your color choice

According to Color-Psychology, research says yes; color can absolutely affect your mood, behavior and stress levels. Researchers at Creighton University found that colors significantly influence employees’ emotions and efficiency. Green has a calming effect that is believed to relieve stress. This is a great option for a home office because having excess stress can put a strain on your work. A soothing atmosphere will help you concentrate.

Organizing your space

There is a saying by A.A Milne, "Organizing is what you do before you do something". Chances are that you will likely spend the most time at your desk, so it is crucial to keep your desk organized to stay productive. The last thing you want is to be spending time searching for a missing piece of paper among the mass of disorganized piles on your desk. Your desk surface should support your computer and work-related items. Some solutions are simple, such as having a cup to keep all of your pens together, as well as a folder or tray for papers. 

The challenge is to find the most efficient design with your flow of work. If you’re short on space, having a bare wall is a valuable asset. Consider buying floating shelves, or even corner shelves that will not take up any floor space. Another very important thing is to make use of your corners. A corner bookshelf is a great space-saving storage idea. Finally, keep a paper shredder under your desk. This way you won't have confidential papers piling up until you can dispose of them properly. Clean up as you go with a shredder that is within reach of your desk chair.

Personalizing your office

You will be spending so many of your waking hours in your office so you may want to personalize the space. In order to do this, you can use things that mean something to you, such as family pictures, drawings, art, and keepsakes. Be sure to hang these items on the wall or display on a shelf.  Avoid the clutter of desk display while allowing your workspace to tell your story with little touches of what reminds you of inspiring and uplifting things in your life.

Office hours and breaks

Get a small couch or a comfortable chair to put in your office for when you need to take a short breather. This will help you mentally separate your breaks from your productivity. If you choose to take your breaks at your desk, you are more likely to lose track of time and spend much longer than needed scrolling through the Internet. Make your work area strictly for work.

Don't think that, just because you are not in a traditional office, you can come and go as you please. Stick to office hours just as you would at a job. Arrive on time, take appropriate breaks, and quit working at a reasonable time. Sticking to a schedule will increase your productivity.

Boundaries

Do you know what is ultimately the most effective thing to have in a home office? Boundaries. Home offices are great because they provide you with the freedom to not only work at your own pace, but to also be close to your family. However, this can be an easy distraction that can take away from your productivity.

On average, it takes over 23 minutes to get back on track after being interrupted. It is critical to set boundaries with your family, and to set aside clear working hours for yourself. Avoiding distractions will help you work fluently throughout the day so you can be as productive at home as you would be if you were in a regular office.  

Stick to your office rules from day one and you will be sure to have not only a productive work day, you will also set the foundation for a profitable business, whatever that business might be.

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