Many of us have been spending much more time at home lately, as countless workplaces have transitioned to a virtual platform during the pandemic. Creating a motivational work environment from home can spark new ideas, increase efficiency and drive productivity outside of your traditional workplace setting, promoting positivity and fulfillment so you can Make Impact on an even bigger scale. Here’s how you can create an inspirational work environment from home in four easy steps.
- Hang a Framed Motivational Quote – I often say, “Love changes EVERYTHING.” This is a simple yet impactful quote that I always share with others because it holds such a deep, complex meaning using only three words. Find a quote that you love, grab a frame and hang it in your work-from-home space. That way, you can read it every day to help spark motivation when you need a gentle push to keep going throughout the day.
- Declutter – Always remember, a cluttered workspace leads to a cluttered mind. Having an unorganized home office can be distracting and lead to a decrease in productivity. If you don’t know where to start, simply take a step back and look at all the items you don’t use on the daily. Instead of keeping these unused items on your desk, consider storing them in a place where you can access them if needed. Once you get used to your improved, organized at-home office, you’ll likely notice that it is easier to focus on Making Impact on individual tasks at hand.
- Invest in a Plant – Separating work life from your personal life can be more difficult when working from home, but having a calm and visually appealing desk item can help put your mind at ease so you can focus on daily tasks. Plants in the workspace are known to improve air quality and reduce stress, making them the perfect addition for your desk. Personally, succulents are my favorite because they are easy to take care of, typically small and take up less space compared to other plants.
- Embrace Natural Light – Allowing natural light to come into your at-home office has been proven to reduce headaches and eye strain, improve mood and increase energy for brain function. If possible, invest in light-colored curtains so that as much light as possible can get in when closed, and open the curtains on clear, sunny days. The increased natural lighting in your home office will undoubtedly Make Impact on your positivity, so you can focus on Making Impact while on the job.
Redesigning your at-home office to spark inspiration can be challenging, but these four steps will help you begin so you can Make Impact on an even larger scale when it comes to professional development. Which recent motivational changes have you made to your home workspace? Share with us in the comments below, then download one of our inspiring graphics to hang in your workspace to get started!