In our digital era, the average person does a lot of work from home. This is why home offices are quickly becoming a component of just about every living space. However, a very common complaint of both students and workers is that they don’t feel productive in their home offices. While they might be able to work just fine at their place of employment or school, they feel constantly distracted when attempting to get meaningful work done in their home office.
If you want to boost your at-home productivity and make your home office a place where you feel like you can truly get things done, here are some reasons why you don’t feel productive in your home office and how you can remedy this.
It’s Dirty, Disorganized and Unappealing
We are products of our environment. It’s why professional corporations put so much thought into the layout and design scheme of their office facilities, even if it’s not a place where clients or the public ever step foot in. If your home office is drab, invest in some decor items that will give it a lively feel. If you’re disorganized, it’s time to nip that in the bud and get those papers and supplies in order. Invest in some industrial cleaning rags and give your office a light dusting everyday to keep it clean and inviting.
You Don’t Reserve It As A Work-Only Space
It’s hard to feel motivated to be productive in bed. After all, your brain associates this space with sleeping, relaxing and watching TV. Conversely, it’s hard to feel productive in a home office if it’s also a place where you relax and goof around. Treat your home office as a “work only” space. This means that if you want to goof around online or play a video game, you do it elsewhere. Over time, your brain will associate your home office with “work” and you’ll be more inclined to feel motivated and productive as soon as you step foot in the room.
Mastering productivity from a home office can be tricky and it’s something that even the most successful businesspeople struggle with. However, if you follow these tips and practice healthy habits, soon productivity in your home office will feel simple.