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Here are some tips to help

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By In Blog On April 23, 2016


We all have a little nook where we work at home, whether it’s homework for the kids or where you take care of your bills. What does this space say about you? Is it working for you? Are you productive while you spend your time there?

Terrible Work Space

Or, is it a black hole sucking the energy out of you to the point you give up before finishing your tasks more frustrated than when you sat down? Can you concentrate while you are there? Is there enough light to be able to focus on your task?

What is happening in your “think zone”? Can you think there?

I share a work space with other members of my family.  I can’t always count on it to be clear and clean, let alone quiet.

8 Home Work Space Improvement Tips

Here are some tips to help you create that NEAT space you NEED in order to be creative and focused at your work space.

1) Whether it’s a desk or table, clear anything off of the top before you sit down and get comfortable. This will eliminate distractions.

2) ACTION PILES –  When I work I make piles on the floor for myself – – in time sensitive order – today/tomorrow/by Friday, etc. When I’ve finished the task, the items get filed away where they belong – or left in their file on the top of my desk until the next time I sit down to work.

3) I have only what I need on the top of the desk while I am getting things accomplished – one task at a time; if I need to switch tasks I switch files.

4) I always have my feet on the floor to ground myself so I can focus better.

5) If the family is around, I plug in headphones and listen to some soothing tunes as I work to drown out the murmurs in the background.

6) I turn my phone to silent while I am being productive and concentrating – it helps keep me focused.

7) I try to only have the programs going on the computer that I need open to complete the task at hand. You would be amazed at the time you save by not clicking over to social media. Get the job done and after that you can play or shop.  Resist the urge of distractions. This is important while driving your car, why not when you are paying your bills?

8) Each member of the family has their own time at this space; we have to share and be respectful of each other. Setting boundaries is very important. They know they don’t want my papers in their way while they are working, and I don’t want their spelling words getting mixed up with my invoices.

Think about your workspace. What could you do today to make it more functional?

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The magic of energy…

Did you ever walk into a place and say “Wow! I don’t ever want to leave?” That’s the energy talking to you. It’s a good energy when you enjoy being in a place that makes you happy or peaceful. Is that happening in your own space?

How do you feel at home? Think of all of the areas of your home and how they make you feel. If you aren’t feeling content and peaceful in your space, it might have energy issues. Does your space leave you feeling tired or sad? Or maybe you feel overwhelmed with all the projects that aren’t completed that you wanted to have done by now.

I know the feeling well! I have an old house, and there is always something that needs doing. But sometimes you can’t do what you want – we have to wait until the weather conditions are ideal for painting inside and out, wait for a great sale to get just what we want, or hope we can save up enough to get these projects done.  I’ll wait for the weekend, when there isn’t a birthday party or a ball game… and I think, when is the time going to be just right to get something done around here?

But you don’t have to wait to win the lottery or a vacation day. You can begin to change the energy in your house a little at a time. Small things like switching out your moldy shower curtain or cleaning the handprints off your glass front door can make you feel better. Think of any little project that would make you happy, then I say go for it!

Small steps every day, like clearing one drawer or going through one cabinet looking for expired food, will help you reach your  ultimate goal of getting your home clean and in order and ultimately changing the energy to positive. Every time you take something as simple as junk mail to the trash, you are changing the energy of your space because taking out the negative makes more room for positive.

Once you address one thing, it’s done and is no longer an issue or a concern, just done. It always makes me feel better, and it can help you feel better too.

Don’t try and get everything done at once. Just realize that by doing one small thing today, right now, you are shifting the energy to positive by doing something simple that will make a huge difference in a small way.

Does your work space work for you? ….

We all have a little nook where we work at home, whether it’s homework for the kids or where you take care of your bills. What does this space say about you? Is it working for you? Are you productive while you spend your time there?

Or, is it a black hole sucking the energy out of you to the point you give up before finishing your tasks more frustrated than when you sat down? Can you concentrate while you are there? Is there enough light to be able to focus on your task?

What is happening in your “think zone”? Can you think there?

I share a work space with other members of my family.  I can’t always count on it to be clear and clean, let alone quiet.

Here are some tips to help you create that NEAT space you NEED in order to be creative and focused at your work space.

1) Whether it’s a desk or table, clear anything off of the top before you sit down and get comfortable. This will eliminate distractions.

2) When I work I make piles on the floor for myself – ACTION PILES – in time sensitive order – today/tomorrow/by Friday, etc. When I’ve finished the task, the items get filed away where they belong – or left in their file on the top of my desk until the next time I sit down to work.

3) I have only what I need on the top of the desk while I am getting things accomplished – one task at a time; if I need to switch tasks I switch files.

4) I always have my feet on the floor to ground myself so I can focus better.

5) If the family is around, I plug in headphones and listen to some soothing tunes as I work to drown out the murmurs in the background.

6) I turn my phone to silent while I am being productive and concentrating – it helps keep me focused.

7) I try to only have the programs going on the computer that I need open to complete the task at hand. You would be amazed at the time you save by not clicking over to social media. Get the job done and after that you can play or shop.  Resist the urge of distractions. This is important while driving your car, why not when you are paying your bills?

8) Each member of the family has their own time at this space; we have to share and be respectful of each other. Setting boundaries is very important. They know they don’t want my papers in their way while they are working, and I don’t want their spelling words getting mixed up with my invoices.

Think about your workspace. What could you do today to make it more functional?


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