Whether you're working in a corporate office, or, as many people are these days, in a home office, it's important that you create a space that will support you in your career and keep you productive and focused.
Design a space that makes you smile, where you can feel comfortable and ready to "dig in" to your day.
It may take some time, and trial and error, to determine what works for you and what doesn't, but here are some helpful pointers to help guide you.
Separate home and office
If you do work at home, make it a point to have your office in an area that's separate from the living space - and yours alone - where you can work without distraction and can close the door and leave work behind at the end of the workday.
Make Yourself Comfortable
Choose a desk that is just right for you. Be mindful of its color and materials. Are you more comfortable working on a desk made of wood? What about the size? You want to be comfortable in your workspace.
Choose a chair that you can easily sit in for hours. You may want to try out a few brands before settling.
Decorate your room with personal items that highlight your success
Showcase your awards, certificates, artwork, memorable photos, client thank yous and other items that are a positive reminder of your achievements.
Say Hello to Nature
Natural abundant light and clean, flowing air sources promote a harmonious feng shui. Decorate with potted plants. Place your desk in front of a garden view. You might even want to bring in nature sounds with a waterfall.
Clutter has been known to drain energy, not to mention being an eye sore. Design a workspace where you can easily organize your books, journals and paperwork in an organized fashion that is also eye appealing and conducive to work. Maybe you'd like to have an armoire with doors or a bookcase with baskets or colored notebooks to hold your paperwork and miscellaneous items?
Choose Your Colors
I prefer working in light, bright white spaces that are accented with color and close to nature.
However, a blue room, the color of the sky and ocean water, is known to be relaxing in a good way - and also known to increase productivity and work efficiency. Find what works for you and makes you the most focused and energetic.
Creative a Positive Feng Shui
You've heard of people using feng shui in their homes - well feng shui can also be used in creating a productive and creative workspace - be it in a formal office or a home office.
Feng Shui is a geomantic practice that is used to configure and harmonize spiritual forces to improve life by allowing positive energy forces to flow.
You might want to have a feng shui professional visit your office for some helpful pointers - or read up on the practice yourself.
Again, this is YOUR space. You'll be spending many hours a day in this area making money as well as your dreams come true. Don't compromise. Make your space work for you.
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