One of the best parts of living in the digital age is the ability to work remotely and establish a successful and sustainable career as a freelancer. However, if you’re like me and you spend the majority of your time working from home, it is important to develop a separation within your home between life and work. To help you improve your work life balance, here are my tips for creating a better home office.
1. Find a space in your home that is dedicated to work. It could be a simple as a corner of your room or transforming your den into an office. It is important to have a place that is reserved for working. Image source: Ikea
2. Figure out functional storage solutions in your home. Whether you live in a a condo or a house, find ways to keep your work organized and out of your personal space with shelving like the space-saver Article Lignum shelf.
3. Establish and develop a schedule that you keep in a planning like the Rifle Paper Co Desktop Planner. Figure out what time of the day is best for you to work more efficiently and spend time working in your home office..
4. Hang a clock on your wall like this Copper Wall Clock or have a digital clock nearby. Remove the distraction of always checking your phone by having a clock to help your keep track during the day.
5. Invest in ways to make your workspace more ergonomic. A standing desk, like the Varidesk Pro Plus 36 transitions from sitting to standing effortlessly and can be adjusted to your height.
6. Where is you sit is also important. Look for something that is ergonomic and comfortable for you to use throughout the day like the ErgoErgo Stool.
7. Make sure that you have good lighting in your workspace. A table lamp like the Structube Tria Table Lamp or overhead light can make your workspace more inviting and help you focus on the task at hand.
8. Decorate your home office to improve the atmosphere where you work. Small potted plants like the Anthropologie’s Cut Ceramic Planter are a great way to add some color to your space while improving the air quality of where you work.