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Finding the perfect spot for your home office is hard enough. Some prefer to be far away from distractions, while others may work best in the middle of the action. We all have different preferences and tricks for staying focused.
A built-in desk or free-standing desk works just the same. Making yourself comfortable is key. A functional yet stylish and comfortable chair will keep you wanting to stay at your desk.
Working from home can be difficult if you do not have the tools to keep on track.
Starting with your desk-top space, only put supplies that need to be within hands reach. Computer, important file folders, and your calendar are perfect examples. From there you can build around your needs. Adding in pens, pencils and lovely inspiration that can keep you motivated.
Staying organized is rule No. 1 to be productive. If there are too many items in your way you can be distracted. I like to keep a main desk with an off flow table. That is where I can get “messy” fielding papers and the like flowing off with projects ideas, sketches and such.
Contain yourself by keeping small bits and pieces (like paper clips) organized in containers. Be creative in finding jars or dishes that can add to your eye candy.
Make your home office area come alive with a beautiful plant or bouquet of flowers. Studies have shown fresh flowers can produce productivity and improve concentration.
Let the light shine. Lamps and ample lighting will help keep you focused. Windows are wonderful and will allow for short periods of day dreams but desk lamps and floor lamps keep the midnight oil burning.
Desk or home offices can be a productive place. Keeping it simple and clearing the clutter is key. Your work area should keep you inspired and productive. Make it personal and keep inspiration flowing.