Why should you take command of your workspace so that you have an organized home office? This is a question that I address frequently with clients. Working from home was always the norm for many and now is the norm for the majority. Even though you’ve been doing this for the past 9 months, your home office may be poorly setup and not conducive to working at your best.
Possibly you have a desk, but it’s still buried under lots of clutter and you’re only using a small corner of it. Or you may be parked on the sofa so the coffee table and floor are your desk. If you don’t have a suitable workspace, you’ll be wasting a lot of time looking for documents and essential supplies.
By taking charge of your work environment, you’ll not only have an organized home office but also be less anxious as the cluttered space is anxiety provoking. We are living in a time of high anxiety with the pandemic raging, untraditional holiday celebrations, and much more. As our environment is the one of the only things that we can control, why not do it and eliminate a little of your anxiety.
Your home office should be a dedicated space with structure and systems. If you have this, you’ll have control over the space and it will support you. You’ll be better able to focus on your career and personal goals as well as being a better leader. In addition, you’ll be more energized and really embrace those challenging projects.
The time that you invest in taking command of your home office will have long-term impact. I encourage you to re-assess your home office now and take the steps necessary to gain control over your environment. If you need help getting started, I’m here to support you…please reach out to me.