Working from home: how to increase productivity

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Do you work from home and sometimes run out of energy? Are you feeling worn out, in a bad mood and tired of the routine?

Working from home refers to performing work duties outside of the office, usually in the comfort of one's own home. This way of working has become increasingly popular in recent years due to technological advances and the increasing availability of high-speed Internet access.

It brings more advantages, among other things, the elimination of the daily commute, a more flexible schedule and the possibility of creating a personal workspace. However, it can also present challenges such as a lack of separation between work and private life, distractions and feelings of isolation.

For successful work from home, it is important to establish a routine, create a special work space and maintain clear boundaries between work and private time.

Here are a few ways the look of your workspace can affect your productivity:

Change your location in your home

Have you asked yourself that maybe you just need a change of room in your house or apartment? Maybe you are actually tired and uninspired from constantly working in the same place? It is desirable to find a place inside the home that has a nice view through the window, good lighting or nice furniture.

Make your work corner creative. Photo: Vadim Kaipov / Unsplash

Think about what gives you energy during work and what will benefit you. Also try moving your desk from one room to another or rearranging the furniture to give your workspace a newer look. With personal touches such as photos, plants or artwork, you can create a warm and inviting environment that makes work feel less like work.

Use storage space

It's time for your desk to stop being a "everything is there" zone, as this is not good for concentration at all. So how can you be sure it will always be clean? Use storage space, whether it's a closet, a drawer, or something else, for things that you don't necessarily need every day and that will only make a mess on your desk.

Get smaller baskets or boxes and label them with everything inside. Not only will it be easier to find everything you need at any given moment, but you'll increase your productivity because you know what they say - clean space, clean mind.

Decorating the study room - have fun with colors

Most commercial office spaces are boring. But your home office doesn't have to be so impersonal. Find plants and colors that complement you and your space, as these two things can make a big difference in your mood while you work.

Be creative! Photo: Jason Strull/Unsplash

The color of your workspace can affect your mood and energy level. For example, blue and green have a calming effect, while yellow can increase energy levels.

Fill the drawer with the necessary little things

One of the best things about working from home is definitely not having to worry about food, snacks and treats. Maybe you hate going to another room every time you get hungry, or going upstairs to get your favorite chocolate, so why not dedicate an entire drawer to store everything you need for the day? From chewing gum to candies, chocolate bars and even cosmetics - you can put everything you need in them.

Remember that every person is different and that what works for one person may not work for another. The key is to experiment and find what works best for you in creating a productive and comfortable workspace.

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