Working at home can become similar to quarantine. It means that you are at home morning, noon, and night. This can get droll and depressing. The redundancy of the day can take a tole on individuals.
Finding relief from staring at the same walls day, after day, after day can be relieved quite easily. This may mean that during any spare time, you have to take time to make your home feel great. Not just in one area, but multiple areas. Since, it is summer. This is the best time to take advantage of more spaces to stretch your work environment out.
Sometimes the solution to hum drum is to just find a different spot to work in. These pictured areas are hoped to inspire you to do just that. Such as, sitting in front of a window, if you are not already doing that.
It is good to change spaces for a little while. A view in front of a window can provide a sense of being outside and not cooped up in your home. It brings to mind air and freshness. Especially, when the window can be opened. The light from the window can be very uplifting.
Sitting outside while working can feel great. Taking advantage of the cooler, early morning hours can carry you throughout your day. It can make work relaxing. It’s even better when the outside area your working in is filled with healthy ambiances. Ambiances like plants well arranged, and cozy seating that makes it comfortable to watch the sun rise while getting some things completed from your work to-do-list.
If working on your patio or out in your yard is not possible, take a few minutes to take a break outside. Stretch, or have a nice, cold drink. It’s your home. Take advantage of it. Use the space you have to let your mood stay positive.
Sunlight and fresh air can make all the difference in how a person feels throughout a workday. It can boost energy, elevate moods, and relax the mind. Work becomes comfortable and being glad it’s there to do can take away the feeling of being cooped up.
Just because you work at home does not mean you are no longer living. It just means you have to learn to “live” at home. That means making home not only a shelter, but a place where relaxation, enjoyment, and activity are all under one roof.
Self expression is literally at your doorstep. Spreading out within your home allows self expression a place to go. Express yourself in all that you do.
You are no longer under as strict of a code of conduct. You have virtually an absolute say in what you where, and where you sit. Even if it means working on the floor. If this is what makes you comfortable, you should do it. As long as the work is getting done, and correctly, you harm none. Enjoy and relax within your home.
- Tip- Don’t be afraid to take your shoes off either. It is healthy to let your feet breath. Keep a pair handy for when you want to go outside. Remember, bare feet tracks in more dirt and grime than shoes. So where your shoes when going outside to prevent this from happening.
Use the couch. Some people are comfortable to work from their sofas. Feel free to do just that. Remember. You are utilizing various spaces to work within. This is in order to break up the feeling of being cooped up. Doing work in different areas of your home helps alleviate that feeling. If you are comfortable on the couch working, use it.
Go for a walk. If you don’t have time during working hours to do so, do it after. Shut down your laptop or computer and go for a walk. Take 15-30 minutes to go around the block or down the road. Let it be a part of your unwind. You can also go on a bike ride. Either way is healthy and provides great exercise.
Now, is the time for virtually total self expression. Reworking your lifestyle to do just that is what you are learning. Once all of the kinks are worked out, you should loose any feelings of being cooped up, and gain the feeling of living.