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  • Dora Nudelman

Creating An Inspiring Home Office

There are more and more people these days working out of their homes, whether they are entrepreneurs or those who work remotely on behalf of their employer. However, regardless of the reason, being inspired by our environment is crucial to our overall success and happiness.

Especially when we are working without a structured day, it is super important for us to feel motivated to do the work we set out to do. But how can we do that if our environment feels drab, cold, and uninviting, not to mention super messy and disorganized?

I'm not going to lie, sometimes my office looks like it's been overrun by the yellow sticky fairy. Notes, papers, and post-it's everywhere. So it's not necessarily about working in a pristine showroom environment. Rather, it's simply about making sure that even your mess inspires you in some way. But at the end of the day, or maybe even week, take a look at what's on your desk and ask yourself if it can be filed or thrown away. This way your organized chaos won't turn into a hoarder's paradise.

The goal here is to be excited to "go to work" and to be pumped about getting your day started. And one of the ways to do that is to make sure the space in which you work feels like you. Place items around your office or work space that represent your goals, hobbies, and interests. Use your favorite colors, textures, and decor. Put up inspiring sayings. Get a diffuser and infuse your space with pleasant and invigorating aromas. Do whatever you need to do to make your space as inviting to you as possible.

And as a side note: Remember that, especially when you work from home, it is essential that you take ample breaks to prevent burnout. As a person with workaholic tendencies myself, I need to sometimes remind myself that I am not a robot and that as much as I love what I do and where I do it, I have to take breaks for the sake of recharging my batteries, refueling, and relaxing in order to bring more balance and harmony into my life. Consequently, you too will be amazed at how much more productive you will be when you start to respect yourself and love your space.

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