Working from home is messy. It has never really appealed to me but now I find myself in this position. When I was working at CMHA, My Sisters’ Place, I was offered a “Work from Home” day and I never took advantage of it because I knew that I would so easily be distracted by other things. It is just too easy to do anything other than the task at hand. I will find myself cleaning and organizing, doing dishes, getting dinner ready instead of doing some other task that is a bit of a challenge and one I might want to procrastinate on. Or, possibly, I might find myself scrolling on Facebook, reading articles online and going down that rabbit hole. Can you relate to this? It really takes some discipline to be able to accomplish our own personal goals.
My office in my home is in the basement and when I really need to focus and need quiet, it is really the best place for me to go to get some work done. Usually, what I will do is make a plan to be at my desk for a period of time like one or two hours. I sometimes use the Pomodoro technique to stay focused on what I am working on. I use the timer on my phone to keep focused as I don’t actually have a timer that looks like a tomato.
My most favourite place to be, though, is at my chair in the living room. I can find myself creating a little nest around this space with paperwork, journals, to do lists, books I am reading and also other little projects I have on the go. It really is my happy place. Where is your happy place? I find myself going through the piles on a regular basis just to keep my focus on what is most important. Seems to work for me for the most part. I really prefer a creative mess to work in.
I have had fantasies of taking my computer to a coffee shop and doing a lot of writing there. It was on my list as a goal for quite awhile, but I just never seem to do it. I guess I am most comfortable being at home.
The very best part about working from home is the ability to work at your own pace and on your own time. Take breaks when you want, schedule clients at the best times for you and the fact that you can work in your pyjamas is a bonus.
I can help you with your office space. Office space is often about clearing some space to work, paperwork, boxes of old papers that need to be shredded, a better configuration of your space and once cleared with a focus, can help you to move forward in whatever your heart desires.
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