Create A Workspace Sanctuary
All of a sudden, you’ve been thrust into working from home. It’s a strange new world. For many of you, working from home will be a very different setup to your typical workspace. So how do you stay focused and productive when your mind is whirring, and you’ve had little time to prepare to work from home?
The answer lies in creating the ideal workspace that works for you; a decluttered environment will boost your energy, positivity and productivity. Here’s 10 tips to help you create the perfect work from home workspace; a little sanctuary to call your own.
Tidy Space, Tidy Mind
An organised, clean workspace is proven to increase efficiency and productivity; a decluttered space minimises distraction. If you work amongst piles of laundry, dirty dishes and biscuit crumbs you’ll likely feel stressed about all your to-dos. Instead, pick a space to work that’s as far removed from distraction and clutter as possible. Rooms away from the main living space of your home are likely to be the best spot for your new work from home HQ.
Once you’ve chosen the best spot within your home to work, set about optimising that space. Clear clutter that may have built up on surfaces; find the right place for waylaid objects, and throw away broken items. This is the perfect time to clear out negative energy from your home. Throw out anything that is damaged or broken to make space for items that serve you. It’s also a great opportunity to consider any possessions you’ve kept hold of that hold a negative connection for you. For example, gifts or photos associated with ex partners. Tke the chance to clear your home from negative energies that obstruct your productivity. Removing these items will be therapeutic and liberating, and you’ll likely find you have a renewed sense of wellbeing.
It’s also a great opportunity to consider any possessions you’ve kept hold of that hold a negative connection for you. For example, gifts or photos associated with ex partners. Take the chance to clear your home from negative energies that obstruct your productivity. Removing these items will be therapeutic and liberating, and you’ll likely find you have a renewed sense of wellbeing.
Positivity Attracts Positivity
It’s really important you set the right tone and intention for your new workspace at home. The ideal time for this is after clearing out the old and before you add anything new.
Use specific crystals that will assist your aspirations: red jasper, tigers eye, green fluorite and amber, are ideal. Red jasper and tigers’ eye will provide resolution and determination, tigers eye and green fluorite will encourage organisation, whilst amber will be purifying.
Place these crystals in the centre of your chosen space. Take some time to sit quietly; calm your mind and body whilst concentrating on the stones. Ask yourself how your new workspace can best serve you and the business. Be aspirational about your goals.
Hold the stones and visualise your perfect work from home space. Carefully create in your mind the feel and atmosphere of the workspace; the colours and objects that will contribute.
Next, assess and consider your space as it is – what irritates you and what needs to change to make the space right for you? Do you need more privacy by installing some blinds? Perhaps better lighting, or a comfortable chair. Take note of the most important changes, and source what you need to make it happen.
Use online platforms to help you create that feel-good atmosphere; check out established work from home workspaces to inspire your choices. Perhaps you’d like to bring the outdoors in with some colourful plants to help you connect with nature whilst you’re limited to outdoor spaces.
Colour schemes also have a big impact on your mental state. Research colours that you find uplifting and grounding, and add these into your new workspace where possible; to keep you centered and optimistic. Use crystals such as black tourmaline, green fluorite and amethyst to keep your home workspace clear, calm and peaceful.
Chat with colleagues and friends who find themselves in the same position as you. Grab some helpful hints about creating the best workspace within your home, and don’t be shy about sharing yours.
Preserve Your Workspace
Once you’ve created your work from home space, it’s important to maintain the atmosphere you’ve created to support your focus, productivity and stability throughout the duration of your isolation. Regularly sit with your crystals and assess the space. Remove anything that isn’t working for you and keep your workspace a clutter-free zone. Frequently set your intentions as time passes to maintain the perfect work from home space for you.
Wishing you all the very best of health.
Stay well, stay blessed.
Dr Bunmi Aboaba