As COVID-19 continues to spread, the number of employees working from home (many for the first time) is increasing.

And one of the first orders of business is setting up a workspace that is as functional as possible.

But how to create a make-shift work station that will allow you to be as productive as possible too?

In the following article, we look at five top ways to create an inspiring workplace from home:

  1. Be near a window

Where possible, try to create an office/working space near a window.

Reports suggest that exposure to bright light can help boost our mood and productivity.

It also notes that sitting near a window can double your alertness – allowing you to gain inspiration and generate more creative, unique ideas.

  1. Manifestations mood board

The Law of Attraction is a popular subject on social media at the moment.

Create a mood board with pictures of goals or aspirations and the more you manifest them, the more likely they are to happen. 

By incorporating this into your workspace it will increase your levels of motivation and productivity.

  1. Light a candle

According to a recent study, scented candles can help to stimulate an area of your brain which is connected to memory and mood. 

A few benefits of this are: boosting energy, relieving stress, and causing your brain to get into a more productive mindset. 

  1. Radio/ Music

People differ in terms of their preference of listening to music or working in silence.

However, there are studies which state how music can be an effective mood booster and helps to increase productivity. 

But it’s also important to note that the different genres of music can have various effects. According to research, classical music helps people perform tasks more efficiently. 

  1. Notepads and to do lists

By visually having your to do list written down on your desk it will remind you of the tasks that need to be completed.

You can buy various notepads and organisers which not only look aesthetically pleasing but are also extremely practical. 

For example, you can get weekly organisers which enable you to have an overview of aims/events happening during the week.

Or for those wanting to keep their office space more streamline, explore the online organiser platforms like Asana, which allows you to organise and track your work and tasks via the site.

How are you managing to work from home?

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