Since the pandemic, more people have been working from home. This can offer you a far better work/life balance, but what if you no longer feel as productive in your home office as before?
If you’ve grown tired of your offices, interior design, or are simply looking for a reason to redecorate, then here are just five signs that the time has come for you to make some much needed office changes.
1. Too Many Distractions
Have you found yourself paying attention to everything else going on around you? Maybe you are enjoying the outside view more than your work.
Making changes as simple as closing your office door or moving your desk away from the window can make all the difference.
Of course, natural light is good for us, so try moving your desk so that you still get natural sunlight without being distracted by the view.
2. Changing Over To A New Job/Career
Many people change jobs but still have plenty of supplies left over from the previous job, which creates a lot of clutter.
Having old books and work mixed with the new things can become a bit too much. Not to mention the difficulty it could cause trying to find things.
If you’ve had a change of career, then this is the ideal time to rework your home office space, clear out the old to make room for the new!
3. Feeling Unmotivated
Motivation plays a big role in our ability to complete tasks, especially when it comes to work. According to The RSPH, many people are having a hard time separating their work life from their family time.
Setting visual goals and placing reminders around your home office is a great way to encourage you to keep pushing forward.
Plus, having a dedicated place to work with can help you to keep boundaries in place, and ensure that when you’re working you’re focused on work and at the end of the day you can shut the door on the office and unwind.
4. Advancing Your Education
Returning to education is the ideal time to revamp a room in your home into dedicated office space, or even turn your old office into that ideal study environment.
Distance learning is becoming increasingly popular, with courses such as those provided by experts like Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning allowing students to study from the comfort of their own homes.
Stock up on study materials, and fill your office shelves with all the supplies you need to succeed in your educational ambitions!
5. Uncomfortable Space
Sitting at your desk in your pyjamas while drinking coffee can sound ideal, but what about when you are uncomfortable in your office?
Having the right office furniture makes the difference, so make sure to replace anything old and worn out.
The CDC provides guidance on the steps you should take in order to work comfortably from home without causing problems to your health later down the line.
Have you recently renovated your home office? Share your design tips in the comments below!