I wanted to welcome our new subscribers from the Virtual DreamBank event this week--so happy to have you join our Feng Shui Family!
If you are at all inclined to clear your clutter while you are #saferathome, I know you will get some great tips and motivation from the recording of this week’s event...Enjoy!
Things are, well, different now, but I see you there, doing your best to make it work…
After a few weeks of figuring out the kids/work/groceries/stayhome/sanitizing thing--how are you feeling?
If you’re working from home AND managing homeschooling, well, 545,329 gold stars for you.
So, is working from the dining table or lounge-working from the sofa going to be sustainable for you?
I’m feeling that once the quarantine has lifted, more and more employers will continue to offer a work-from-home option--less overhead, more flexibility--we will all have proven that virtual work is not only possible, but in lots of cases more efficient and productive.
So, IF you’re getting serious about a home office that really supports your WORK, let’s talk about a few options and how Feng Shui can help.
Carve out some Space--It’s important to dedicate some space just for work--moving things on and off the dining table, coffee table and/or spreading out all over the family room is not going to be feasible for the long term. If you already have a whole room for your office then GREAT! If your office has to share with the guest room or another space in your home, it is totally possible to still make it work. Even a nook of the family room can be a viable option if you can claim it.
Get Rid of Clutter--Well, you knew I was going to say that--I HAVE to! Clutter keeps us from focusing, thinking clearly, it drags down your energy and actually WASTES time! Stuffed file cabinets and piles of papers everywhere mentally pull you in many directions causing your productivity and efficiency go waaaay down. The Small Business Administration says that CEOs waste over an hour each day searching for lost information both digital and physical. So, right there, 5-6 hours A WEEK that you could have back to be creative, focus and get your damn work done!
Place your Desk--Do whatever it takes to keep your desk from facing a wall. Even facing out the window is better than facing the wall. The best position for your desk, however, is pulling it OUT into the room so that you are in a commanding position like this:
If your desk has to face the wall, please put something beautiful, bright and compelling on the wall or, put a large mirror above the desk so that you feel like you’re “going somewhere”--
Consider Your Chair--Sitting for long periods of time is HARD on your body. Consider a sit/stand desk AND pay very close attention to your chair. We have recommended the Swopper chair for many clients after hearing that it was “Chiropractor Recommended”--so good for your core and back (And a BIG upgrade to the exercise ball chairs!).
There are MANY good options for chairs, so do your research or get some guidance before you invest in your desk char--your body will thank you!
Make it Beautiful--A beautiful office space says: “Someone valuable works here.” A clear desk whispers: “Something significant can be created here…” Whether it’s flowers, lighting, art, or a gorgeous color on the wall--add something that will lift your chi everytime you see it.
If you want support to create an office space for yourself, please CLICK HERE and I will get back to you as soon as I can--we can TOTALLY do this virtually. We are working closely (I mean virtually) with Century House in Madison to make our client’s home office dreams come true--just let us know.
Lots of Love (and Virtual Hugs and Kisses),
PHOTO CREDIT: Nancy Noet