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How to Create a Relaxing Home Environment When It's Also Your Office
One common complaint of Portland virtual workers is difficulty separating work and personal life. It is often hard to relax when you are tempted to complete one more work task despite the late hour. Here are a few suggestions from Capell Flooring and Interiors to help you create a relaxing home environment and an efficient home office.
Dedicate Home Office Space
The best way to separate your home and work life is to create a dedicated home office. You don't need a large room to accomplish this as a desk and a chair are all you need. Your goal is to keep everything related to work in this room with a door to close during non-working hours.
If no room is available, look around for usable space. For example, a walk-in closet or an alcove below a staircase works. Likewise, a corner of a large room can be transformed into an office with a room divider to give it some separation.
Create a Comfortable Home Office
One significant advantage of working from home is setting up your office space to be comfortable and reflect your style. Buying ergonomic furniture is a must to avoid unnecessary stress on your back and neck. It's best to visit a furniture store and try out several chairs and desks to ensure you get the right fit.
To eliminate eye strain, outfit your office space with ample lighting in a style that appeals to you. An upward-shining floor lamp illuminates without a glare on your screen or casting shadows on your room. Add an adjustable desk lamp to use when you are doing focus-intensive paperwork.
Free Your Home From Clutter
Decluttering is the first step in creating a relaxing home space. Research shows that a cluttered home limits your brain's ability to focus causes guilt for not dealing with the problem, and leads to stress and depression. Take the first step by committing to spend one hour conquering the clutter in one room. The joy and peace you experience while in the new tidy space should motivate you to tackle the rest of the house.
Once the clutter is gone, do a deep clean on your home. Dust all the surfaces, polish the cabinets, wipe down all your appliances and clean your windows inside and out. Vacuum and clean all your floors, and don't neglect your rugs. If necessary, contact a professional cleaning service to take care of them!
Go Back to School
The thought of going back to school might not sound particularly relaxing, but remember, the goal is to give yourself – and your business – every advantage while reducing long-term stress as much as possible, and a great way to do that is by arming yourself for success with a degree in accounting. That’ll remove a lot of the anxiety and guesswork that surround the financial side of things, allowing you to focus more on what matters most to you.
Add Indoor Plants
House plants are more than just pretty to look at; they improve the air quality in your home, boost your creativity, reduce stress, and improve your mood. If you don't have a green thumb, adding plant life pictures to your walls can give you the same relaxing ambiance.
Install a Backyard Oasis
Enjoy the beautiful Portland scenery by installing an oasis in your backyard. Start with some comfortable chairs and ottomans to sink into at the end of your workday. If you are a foodie, consider installing an outdoor kitchen. A large grill with a range hood, a sink, and a refrigerator are the essentials you need to cook outdoors and entertain at the same time.
Follow these tips to give yourself every advantage when it comes to setting up an efficient and comfortable home office, not to mention being able to feel and do your best work!
Capell Flooring and Interiors has been serving flooring clients in the Boise Area & the Treasure Valley since 1974. Call 208-288-0151.
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