When you work from your home every day, having a workspace that makes you feel good and motivates you to work is so important. Just because you are at home doesn’t mean you can’t have a space that is focused on your overall wellness. These are few things that I do when working from home.
I have my desk under a window with plenty of natural light. Did you know that natural light promotes better sleep than working in a windowless space? Studies actually show that workers with a window view slept 46 minutes longer on average than those without. And windowless workers reported problems with sleep quality & disturbances and daytime dysfunction. As sleep is a critical part of our mental performance – natural light can actually improve our brainpower, and lack of natural light may also lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Clear The Clutter
I keep my desk as clear as possible and wipe it down daily, for me clutter and piled up papers is distracting and makes me feel disorganized. It’s not just about physical clutter as mental clutter can sometimes be worse as you carry it around with you. Keeping my computer screen desktop organized is just as important while making sure that my inbox is clear at the end of each day so I’m not thinking about work even after I have left my desk for the day.
Diffuse Essential Oils
I am completely obsessed with diffusing essential oils, I start and end my days with oils. For mornings it’s always uplifting oils – some citrus and sometimes peppermint, most days it’s a Doterra blend called Motivate. My diffuser sits right next to my desk at home and my desk in the studio, I am lucky that everyone else in studio also loves oils too.
Don’t Forget To Hydrate
One of the essentials that keeps you healthy is your water intake. My glass bottle filled with fresh water and maybe a slice of lemon or a couple of drops of essential oils, it’s a wellness necessity for me. I always drink the minimum of 2 bottles which would be 8 glasses a day.
Add Some Greenery
I have least one plant on my desk and another couple in my space as they cleanse & purify the air around me and lift my mood. Plants bring living energy into your space and actually help remove stagnant energy. They also help combat the negative electromagnetic energy that radiates from our computers, routers, televisions and cell phones. By pulling contaminants into soil, then the plants root zone microorganisms convert VOCs into food for the plant. Plants in an office are proven to decrease fatigue, colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats and flu-like symptoms. And don’t forget the colour green is associated with balance, harmony and healing.