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The perfect work-from home space

The perfect work-from home space

With all the technological advances in the last two decades working remotely from home is fast becoming a viable option. In fact, working from home has numerous benefits – no commute to and from an office, an improved work-life balance, as well as the option to design an office of your choice. Designing an office sounds simpler than it actually is. After all you want to create a space that is welcoming and inspires your creativity to flow. Form your choice of colours to the finishes you use, everything will be quite significant. With this in mind we have compiled some tips to help you come up with the perfect work-from home space.

Identify an appropriate space

To start with, the choice of space you identify to meet your business needs is crucial. However, this is not always so simple for a lot of people due to various constraints. As such, you could start by choosing an appropriate and comfortable space. The spot you pick must allow you to get on with your business with the most minimum of distractions. Remember that you will be spending the greater part of your day in this space so find a balance between comfort and productivity. Your health is also another very important consideration in your selection of an appropriate work space. Make sure there is sufficient lighting so you do not strain your eyes. In addition, your posture as you work is also important, be comfortable to maximise productivity.

Make use of natural light

Natural light is very important and it has been known to help people feel more relaxed and it ultimately leads to increased productivity. Avoid dark and gloomy corners as they will make you feel miserable and less productive. An ideal setup will lift your spirits and result in an improved quality of work.

Determine a productive view

Identify a comfortable spot with plenty of light and a great view. A view can have a calming and comforting effect. This can particularly be beneficial when conducting creative assignments or during brainstorming sessions. It will also give you a chance to take away your eyes from your work every now then, helping you stay fresh for longer. We all have different preferences and things that work for us. As such your setup must allow you be productive and work at your best level.

Remove distractions

Anything that can hinder your productivity should not be in view. Regardless of the fact that you are working from home you still need to get your work done professionally and on time. Being able to separate your personal life from your work is essential to the success of you working remotely. Find the perfect work-life balance that ensures you will get things done. Keep in mind that being productive is the desired outcome at the end of the day. In addition, remove anything no matter how minute it is that may be a distraction. This can be anything from an untidy work space to cables that are just all over the place.

Communication

Although you are working from home keeping in touch with the rest of the world is important. Make sure you have constant telephone connectivity, cell reception and good internet. It is also important to have backup power so you can continue working in the event of a power outage. If you use fiber optic internet connectivity consider acquiring a secondary mobile internet device.

Successful implementation of the above tips will help you create an excellent work space right in the comfort of your home. With the right lighting combined with an excellent view can help you be more productive that you would be in a conventional office.

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Teddy Chibanguza

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