How curating the aesthetic of your ‘home office’ can boost productivity.
Now that so many of us are working from home, we’re confronted by a conflict of purpose – our domestic spaces now need to double as a professional work environment.
Previously, we would have relied on commutes and shared office workspaces to cue our brains to prepare for work. The act of leaving the house, travelling, drinking coffee from a thermal cup, and greeting colleagues all facilitated a transition from the private and personal to the public and professional.
Without these transitional spaces and cues, it can often be a challenge to maintain a work-oriented mindset. Not to mention the ready distractions of family members, Netflix, and the refrigerator.
But there are steps we can take to help our brains make the shift from being ‘at home’ to being ‘at work’, even though we may have only travelled a few steps.