How to Improve Your Remote Workspace
By Amy Wright | Apr 28, 2020
Are you working remotely for the first time in your career? Are you unsure of how to optimize your makeshift office space during these uncertain times?
Whether you’re working from a home office, your couch, or your kitchen table, we can help you improve your workspace situation without the need for a home renovation.
Have a dedicated workspace
This can be anywhere in your house where you are able to focus on the task at hand. We recommend creating a remote workspace somewhere in the house other than your bedroom. Being too comfortable (ie. working from your bed) can negatively impact your productivity.
It’s important to keep a good work/life balance during these times, as hard as that may seem. Creating your home workspace outside of your bedroom can help to separate the two.
Make your workspace clutter-free
There’s a reason Marie Kondo got her very own book deal and Netflix show. The power of tidying up is real, and we can all learn a thing or two about the importance of being organized.
It’s proven that keeping your desk tidy will make it easier for you to clear your mind and focus on getting your work done. An aesthetically pleasing work environment has been known to foster positive moods and increase productivity. It’s a win-win!
Have a quiet, distraction-free workspace
If you live alone, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue. However, if you live with family members or roommates, it’s important to try and let them know what hours you will be working and when you will be having video meetings.
Constant interruptions can create serious setbacks when it comes to productivity. So ensuring everyone in the household is on the same page will alleviate potential distractions.
You may not want to hear this, but another great distraction hack is to keep your phone in another room while working, unless absolutely necessary. If your screen is constantly lighting up with notifications your attention will be constantly diverting to your phone instead of the task at hand.
The fewer distractions = the more productive you will be!
Add a pop of color to your workspace
Having a well-decorated office space will help get you into the right frame of mind for work. As the cherry on top, home office art will also add a touch of professionalism.
Choose a timeless photo, like a family portrait, abstract art with mellow colors, or your favorite landscape shot to hang in your office space.
Create your own home office art by clicking the link below!