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How to build the perfect workspace at home

Posted on 14 November 2018 by admin (0)

We spend the majority of our lives working, that’s why we should all be concerned with creating the ultimate workspace, where we can be the most productive so we can create our best work.

In our day and age, we find distractions everywhere, it is becoming very challenging to concentrate.

The ultimate workspace is the one where you’re in the zone, where you’re completely focused, and your efficiency levels are at their maximum.

In this article we’ll focus on setting up a location in your home, to do that you need to do the following:

 

  • Planning

You need to know and understand which tools you’re going to need to work, do you only need your laptop? Or are you more of a pen and paper type of person? Make a list and buy the necessary items if they’re missing.

Also, you need to know exactly how much space you’re going to need, because maybe having a second desk will boost your workflow.

 

  • Defining the workspace

After you complete the first step, you probably already have a few spaces in mind, perhaps a certain room, or a corner.

This location needs to be a distraction free zone, this means you should know what things might disturb you, interrupt you, etc. and not allow them in this workspace.

 

 

  • Improvise and adapt

Maybe you live in a tiny apartment where you don’t have a lot of options, or perhaps you live in a noisy area where focusing is a real challenge.

In that case, consider listening to music while you work, it should be something that doesn’t have any lyrics so that you don’t get distracted and sing along, and not be too loud. It should be used a noise cancelling tool and not an entertaining one.

 

 

  • Going paperless

 

Many people are using paper documents and filing as their way of organizing information at home or at the office. However this doesn’t mean that they are the best choice for you. A lot of offices are making the decision of going paperless, what was initially physical, is now all digital, “living in the cloud”.

People are starting to realize that using paper is a lot more costly and inefficient, you can easily copy, paste, send documents, while on paper this process is tedious and is extremely challenging for large documents that might consist of hundreds of pages.

You do not need to suddenly transition and go paperless tomorrow, this process takes time and effort, but it is definitely achievable.

 

  • Don’t use a slow computer 

If you are using an old laptop, you might consider upgrading, since it may be slowing you down.

You do not know how much you are wasting when waiting for files to open, applications to launch and the need to restart when it freezes. You will be saving yourself a lot of time and frustration by making this important investment, also, who does not like having a fast working machine?

 

  • Try something new

Change is good. Period.  Every once in a while, try changing the design of your office, or how you organize things. Add something, get rid of something else. This will give you the feeling of a fresh start.

 

In conclusion, all of these steps will help you achieve a better workflow, of course combined with other things like good time management and scheduling for example.

They are not enough, but definitely necessary if you would like to improve your home.

Be deliberate about your workspace and you’ll build a foundation for deep work.

Little by little, if you make tiny adjustments to work more focused, you’ll really start to produce high quality work.