In these unprecedented times, many of us have found ourselves spending more time at home than ever before. If you're new to the WFH (working from home) lifestyle, you could find yourself struggling with motivation or even finding the perfect place to settle down for the working day. So whether you're hunkered down in your home office or setting up at the dining table, take a well-deserved 5-minute break and become inspired with these easy tips for creating a motivating workspace at home...
A top tip for staying motivated is to work in natural light where possible. Placing your desk in front of a window is a great way of staying connected with the outdoors and making sure you get that much-needed sunlight when you're stuck indoors all day! (Santiago Large Desk £749)
Comfort is key
Of course, the most important tip for getting your work done is to make sure that you're not in an uncomfortable setting. Make sure you've got a comfortable place to sit for the day, if you don't have a proper office chair, try using a dining chair, stealing cushions from your bed or sofa to help with your posture. (Miller Office Chair £249)
Having extra clutter on your desk or dining table can cause an unwanted distraction from your work. Try spending a quick 5 minutes before you sit down to work simply clearing anything that isn't work-related that you think might distract you during the day. If your job involved lots of files and papers, try creating a temporary home filing system by clearing out a drawer to make room for your important work files. (Brecon Oak Filing Cabinet £329)
It's important to make sure you don't strain your eyes, especially if you're staring at a screen for hours on end. Investing in a desk lamp is a great way of ensuring you don't put any extra strain on your eyes throughout the day, especially if you're away from any natural light... (Black & Copper Task Table Lamp £45.99)
And finally, no desk is complete without a touch of green! The addition of one small plant can make a big impact on your workspace, making it feel more homely and keeping you connected with nature.
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