As a freelancer, distractions take your attention away from your tasks at hand. You’re probably familiar with these scenarios.
Your friends might be dropping by. The kids are begging for attention or playing noisily. The dog barking at some blank space.
All these clamors for your attention limit your productivity. That’s why a separate “home office” is essential for your freelancing career.
And you don’t have to break the bank for it. If you’re can spend a little time, money, and effort to create your very own home office, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are 6 ways you can create your own home office that inspires productivity:
Find a Quiet Corner Where You Can Work in Peace
There must be a spot in your home where you can work in peace. Look for that exclusive work haven. It may be an extra room. A secluded place. Or as simple as a corner table.
When you find this space, you can start building your very own home office.
Get a Comfortable Chair with Adequate Support
If you have freelancing gigs that require you to sit long hours, invest in a comfortable chair.
It can improve your posture and avoid unnecessary problems like lower back pain and neck pain.
Have Clear Boundaries
When you have kids, they might not realize that you are working. This might also apply to your housemates.
Set a clear boundary. Use a divider to separate your home office from the rest. Let them know that when you are in your zone, you can’t be disturbed.
Use Scented Candles, Diffuse Essential Oils, and Add Some Greenery
Aromatherapy can be quite the mood-lifter, and it has health benefits!
Oils like jasmine and lavender can calm your senses to decide on tasks efficiently. And peppermint can increase your alertness and creativity (I can attest to this!)
You can also embellish your home office with potted herbs, plants, and scented candles. By doing this, be prepared to be inspired to create your masterpiece.
Install Good Lighting
We often neglect the lighting of our workspace. Adequate lighting can increase productivity and protect you from eye-strain and headaches. It can also exude a cleaner and more cheerful environment for your freelancing gigs.
Keep Your Surroundings Clean
Clutter can be a major distraction, primarily if you work from home. Keeping your desk neat and organized could spell the difference between inspiration and distraction. And it doesn’t only apply to your desks. It can also relate to your house.
When you need to focus, also try to clean up your house during your free time. You’ll thank yourself when you go back to work because you’ll have less stress and be more productive in your work.
Word of caution, though. Make sure to schedule this ahead of time. You don’t want to be cleaning all day while not accomplishing any work.
Having your sacred office space can boost your productivity. Try these 6 tips and see the difference! Good luck with building your freelancing career!