Creating a sanctuary that meets the needs of your studying requirements but still in keeping with your home and decor is a real skill when it comes to spaces. Offices can be a little uninspiring so ensuring you have enough stimuli to keep you motivated for longer is a must. But how can you fuse together a work environment with your home comforts and what works best for a work from home haven?
Get your greens
Plants don’t just do a world of good on your plate, they also make a big impact in your environment too. While a few cacti don’t just turn your office space from tired to trendy, they also change the way you feel and the task at hand. Plants are proven to boost your mood and help you focus better while improving your mood. So swap the paperweights for plant pots and cacti and you may just feel a little more positive on a Monday morning than usual.
Get the balance right
Whether you’re working from home or you’re working from an office, ensuring you get the balance right between work and home life is essential for a happy home and a productive work day. Ensure you give yourself proper breaks and while it can be hard separating the two when you use the same environment, create a routine that allows you to shut off after work and spend time on your own well being or with your family. This can be hard when you live in the city and while a short walk may help or an hour in the gym, a move to the suburbs is a great idea if you’re struggling. With shared ownership homes in Surbiton and plenty of other commuter areas now being built around the busy lives of young professionals with lots of green space and places of leisure, you can get exactly what you need from a work environment. Don’t forget to remind yourself of what is truly important in life and prioritise these things each day.
Separate work space
It’s probably not the best idea to eat, socialise and work all in the same spot so creating your own work from your home area is a great idea. A home office needn’t mean kitting out an entire room but instead a cheap desk from ikea and a few organisational extras will help. Separating your work space from the rest of the home will allow you to better switch off after work while also keeping you motivated to stay working throughout the day. It will also help limit distractions and help you stay productive. And who doesn’t want a cool background when they’re in zoom meetings?
Keep a healthy routine
Working from home may have thrown your routine off if you’re used to going to the gym after work or getting your steps in from the train station to home, but giving yourself a healthy routine to stick to from decent meals and morning walks to mediation or a bit of yoga, can transform the productivity of your day. Allow yourself to get into healthy daily habits and you can certainly create a positive working mindset even if it means you are in the house all day.
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