NEW TIPS FOR RELAXATION AND PRODUCTIVITY AT HOME
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Are you looking to relax and improve your productivity at home? If so, look no further. From bringing in more natural light to decluttering and making your bedroom more sleep-friendly, there are many ways you can rest and focus better at home. Keep reading for some of the best tips from Decluttered Life that you can use to create the ultimate peaceful space in your home.
Designing an Office
If you're working from home, it's essential to have a designated space to serve as your office. A dedicated office space helps you maintain a work/life balance and be more productive. Choose a quiet spot in your home where you can focus. Ensure the space is well-lit with both natural and artificial light, and invest in some ergonomic office furniture for maximum comfort. These choices will reduce stress and allow you to focus in your home office environment.
When designing your office, make sure that it is distraction-free. This means keeping decor to a minimum and avoiding the installation of things like additional monitors (unless you need them for work) and televisions, which can pull your attention away from your tasks. If your office is a corner of the one room, consider setting up partitions to help you separate workspace from your personal space. This is especially important if other people will be around when you’re working.
Also, do you best to keep the area clean and free from clutter. If you have a hard time with decluttering and life organization, contact Decluttered Life for a consultation to get your workplace set up efficiently from the beginning.
Adding Indoor Plants
Plants reduce stress, improve moods, and boost productivity. Consider having a variety of small plants around the house that don't require much maintenance. These include:
Adding plants can also have an impact on your productivity. In fact, LABS reports a study that showed having plants around the office boosts productivity. And when you throw natural light into the mix, the health benefits are substantial.
Creating a Wellness Space
Creating a wellness space is a great way to add relaxation and productivity to your home. Wellness spaces can be for meditation or yoga or just a place to unwind. You can do something as simple as creating a little nook in your living room behind the couch with throw pillows on the floor. Some people like to make a space with an area rug and add décor. You could also dedicate an entire room as the wellness space.
Improving the Lighting
The use of pendant lighting enhances the atmosphere in your home, according to The Spruce. Bringing the light lower to a more practical height can be useful if you have high ceilings. Additionally, pendant lighting provides focused lighting in specific areas, such as a dining table or kitchen island. Research the many styles, forms, finishes, and materials of pendant lighting before making a purchase; a wide selection is available.
Creating a Backyard Oasis
A backyard oasis can provide a place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can design a beautiful and functional space by adding some simple features to your backyard. Creating an outdoor kitchen complete with outdoor-rated appliances and lighting is perfect for people who love to cook and entertain. Grills, sinks, refrigerators, and range hoods are common components of outdoor kitchens.
Outdoor dining furniture provides more than just seating; it also offers storage for serving dishes, napkins, salt and pepper shakers, candles, matches, or lighters — all things you're likely to use when entertaining guests outdoors.
If you plan to make major changes to your outdoor space, like adding a deck, pergola, or extending your roofline, you can find the perfect contractors using this home management app. Just answer a few questions about your house and it will recommend local professionals who can get the job done for you.
Feel Brand New
Everyone deserves a place where they can sit back, relax, and recover from daily life. With these tips, you can create a more relaxing and productive environment in your home and your yard. Designing a home office, adding light and indoor plants, and creating a wellness and outdoor space can make your home feel like a brand-new space!
Article by: Leslie Campos. She created Wellparents.com to offer help and resources to busy parents who want to stay healthy and active. Her site offers parents a variety of information from stress-busters to exercise ideas to healthy eating tips. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, CrossFit and watching the Great British Baking Show.