Six months ago, most of us probably never dreamed we would be working from home. We had routines, commutes, schedules, social calendars, and typical family obligations. We had our work life and our home life with clean lines between them. In a matter of days, all of that changed. When change hits us so fast, it can disrupt many systems we already had in place.
Working from home presents new challenges. Beginning with separating paper clutter, stemming from both our work and personal life, to trying to work within a home filled with distractions. Chaos results and can be overwhelming. The organization has never been more important. Now that we have had a few months to adjust, it’s time to go back and find ways to organize them both.
A few questions come into play in this new dynamic:
How do you create a space that’s designed with your professional goals in mind?
How do you find the right setup that works for you and fits into your home interior design style?
How is it possible to stay focused with all the distractions? (children #1 distraction)
In my professional and personal life, the desk has always been my central station. Some people lounge in their bed, on the sofa, or at the kitchen table when they work. Not me. My desk has always been the spot where I am most comfortable and productive. In fact, so much so, that even when I am not working I am seated at my desk. It is my comfort zone. The desk is the space that inspires productivity as well as peace to me every day. That might not be the case for you. If not, find the space that works best for your own productivity and sanity.
Below, I'm sharing a few tips on staying organized as you navigate working from home: