5 Tips to transform your home office desk into a stress-free zone

It is official, working from home is the new normal. Full-time or part-time, we all undoubtedly spend more than ever working from home, which can be very convenient because we don’t have to face the morning traffic, and if we wish to, we can even work in our PJs. But unfortunately, this also means that the clutter and problems around us affect our ability to focus on our work and our emotional state during and after work.

But by putting a little love and attention to detail into our workspace, we can achieve more organization and feel more relaxed, Whether it’s a deadline or a demanding project.

Let’s get started! Here are my top 5 tips to transform your working place.

1) Stay organize

This is the first step to achieving focus and concentration. However, if the environment around you is chaotic, this will sooner or later affect your work and add to your stress. Once the clutter starts to build up, it becomes more and more challenging to manage, which is why cleaning your workplace at the end of each day is vital. Also, create a system of folders with clear names or colours to make it easy for you to find them.

2) Find a routine for working from home

A routine that works with your life and keeps you productive is key! You are the boss, so instead of checking your emails as soon as you open your eyes, you may incorporate some activity like meditation, a cold shower or walking with your dog before you even go on social media. Make sure to take short breaks and move a bit between meetings, even if it is 5 minutes every hour. Another crucial part of your routine is to remember that just because you work from home doesn’t mean you can’t end your day just like everybody else in the working world. Lastly, I invite you to incorporate a new mantra.

“…If something can wait until the next work morning, let it wait…”

3) Yes, to the green and personal touch

Adding plants, wood and stones can help us feel grounded, reduce anxiety and feel present. Also, when you bring plants into your office, you improve indoor air quality, which can help you relax. Make your office a pleasant place, and include art, decor or photos of loved ones to make you smile.

4) For the seak of your health, go ergonomic

To enjoy your time working, you must ensure you are comfortable. It starts with your chair and your desk. When investing in your new chair, ensure that you can sit with your thighs parallel to the floor and your feet on the floor. I like to work standing, so I strongly recommend you get one standing desk if you can because you will experience less back pain and fatigue. As a tip, test the desk; it’s the right fit if your legs can fit comfortably with your feet on the ground.

5) Be aware of light

Office lighting directly affects your energy levels, mood and focus. Natural lighting helps boost health, happiness and productivity. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to a wide window. Most people can swap out fluorescent lights for something soft and calming to create a peaceful environment that benefits your eyesight, mood and energy level. Don’t overlook the benefit of natural light coming from a window or another portal. Sunlight can produce warm lighting that improves the work environment.

I hope this article was insightful! Did i forget something, or is there anything you would like to share? Let’s chat about it over social media.

Resources:

https://ergo-plus.com/fundamental-ergonomic-principles/

https://thedesigngesture.com/ultimate-office-lighting-guide/