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Hey everyone, hope you are all well. In these new times we need to adapt and if we are lucky enough to be able to work from home then its imperative that for us to be productive that our spaces have to have the right kind of energy too. So here are our top tips for creating the best working from home space.
Dedicate a space. Ideally not in sight of your bedroom/rest spaces. This has to be a specific space just for work. Most people work from a computer so all you need is a small table or even a console. Its too much hassle to stay setting up your laptop every morning or moving about every few hours, so ideally this space will be solely for work. If you have a dining room that you don't use very often or a spare bedroom that can take this role then put the table in there and get connected.
Light. It is super important that once we have a space that is well lit. Most people will be working during the day time, and thankfully the days are getting longer now and there is daylight well past 5 but always consider keeping a lamp nearby to add soft light for those gloomier days and if you are working late. Also, consider where the sources of light are to avoid glare.
Get comfortable. Unless you already have a comfy and stylish office chair at home, the choice of seating is important. Choose upholstered or cushioned dining chairs over stools or anything with less support like a sofa or a lounge chair
Keep a loose routine. Try to remember that you are still at work, so don't get distracted by the laundry pile or other chores. If you can squeeze a load in while waiting for that meeting why not, but remember that multitasking leads to distracted minds and after your hard day you don't want to be faced with a chore done badly that needs re-doing.
Be kind to yourself. After all, home is your nest and your sanctuary. Light a candle, order some fresh flowers from your local florist (and help to keep local businesses afloat). Do some stretching and remember that any change will take a few weeks to adjust to .. And this too shall pass.
Lots of love