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A Freedom Business starts with a Peaceful Office

How many times have you sat down at your computer and just suddenly become so stressed out and overwhelmed that you didn’t even know where to start….

I have definitely been there 3, 4…. Maybe 25 times 🙂

After much trial and error, I have finally found a few things that truly work for me.  I believe they can work for you as well.

Check out these tips for Creating a Peaceful Setting:

  1. Select a soothing color scheme. Select a colour that really feels awesome for you and gives you the feeling of calm and peacefulness.
  2. Create space.  Even in small spaces you need to create a quiet corner that you can work from.  If you are lucky enough to have a whole room, make sure that rooms has as much free space as possible.
  3. Turn on the Lights. If you have a window, make the most of the natural light and outdoor view. Adjustable lamps add additional comfort. Remember, the darker the room, the more light you’ll need.
  4. Turn up the tunes. One of the nicest things about working alone is being able to enjoy music without disturbing anyone else. Instrumental music is best when you’re trying to concentrate (I love listening to Classical).
  5. Jazz it up. Spread around some treasured photos or vacation souvenirs. Post inspirational sayings or keep a book of favorite quotations on hand. I have my visionboard hung where I can see it easily.

Don’t forget to Get Organized:

  1. De-clutter. Plan for sufficient filing and storage space to help you keep clutter under control. Go paper-free whenever possible.
  2. Clean regularly. Vacuum and dust every three or four days. Do a thorough cleaning at least once a month.
  3. Separate your personal and business activities. When you work from home, it’s helpful to create boundaries to keep your life in balance. Keep distractions like laundry out of the office, and office items such as files out of the rest of the house.
  4. Minimize interruptions. Create boundaries and make sure that you clearly communicate them to family and friends. Let them know the hours when you need to minimize interruptions.

Working at home can be a great experience. Use these principles of design and organization to feel better and work more effectively.

 

Photo Credit : By DaveFayram

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