4 Tips for Organizing Workspace in Your Home or Business Office by Marla Stone
Having multiple people under one roof, in small or big spaces is a creative process. With covid sanitation and distancing in mind, it can easily be done with some great Feng Shui principles and space planning tips.
Don’t put desk up against the wall with back to entrance or front of room. Staring at a wall or even out a window, with back to entrance means events are always coming up behind your back, and things coming at you unexpectedly. It’s also poor space design. Placing your desk like the president’s desk, in the White House is the best position, with a bureau or shelves behind your desk. This is the power position. Also you can island your desk off any wall as long as you are facing the entrance or front of room. The desk can also face a wall as long as you see entrance or door of the room. The front of a room is always towards the front of the home or business main entrance. Also remember to not have your chair aligned with the entrance to a room. Too much airflow or energy coming at you from an open door is as much of a distraction as a view.
Remove fake plants and get real plants with a self watering system. Plants are an amazing oxygen source and inspires creativity and growth. Make sure as plants grow, you replant in larger pots to promote growth and strength. Fake plants suck energy and are dust collectors anyway. Also, decorate each workspace with uplifting artwork and tchotchkes. Understand your today taste and remove anything that looks sloppy, dated or
mundane. Having an aesthetically appealing look, for you, and your family, or coworkers creates ambience and inspiring work.
Stay focused for 30 minutes at a time. Set a timer for 30 minutes and remain dedicated to your homework, or business tasks. When you derail from your current project, the 30 minutes of time starts over. Getting up to go to the bathroom, eating or taking phone calls or spacing out is not staying on task. The timer will be reset when these interruptions occur. After 30 dedicated minutes end, always get up, stretch, go to the bathroom, eat and make personal phone calls, or kibitz with family or coworkers. Take 5-8 minutes in-between each 30 Minutes of focused work. Do whatever you like, in these off-minutes, yet always on your feet. This is very important for health reasons and you will avoid blood clots and poor circulation. These off minutes improve productivity and your energy and results in an increase in the creative work process.
Organize your space. Details of How to organize your office like a professional is found in The Clutter Remedy: A Guide To Getting Organized For Those Who Love Their Stuff - order now on home page of this blog.
Marla Stone, MSW -Remedy Strategist - Owner of I Deal Lifestyle Inc.
There are three clear steps to getting through #thenewabnormal
I don’t know about you, I’m not finding this new world we’re living in to be #thenewnormal. It is for me and my customers, #thenewabnormal
The new #corporateculture has been swished, swashbuckled and sanitized.
Here are three key outcomes for coping with #covidconsciousness, while going into your office or working from home:
1. You will be more comfortable choosing to mask or not.
2. You will you choose to live the most ideal lifestyle you can muster up, despite it all.
3. You will realize the answer to any angst you're experiencing is a stone’s throw away.
The first step for a great work / life balance, comes from inner sanctity and strength. Going with your #innervoice gets you to decide how to live in current #surreality. Deciding what helps you feel enthusiastic about your life, your loved ones and your work, instead of being trapped and depressed in your current state of mind, takes clear thinking, planning and drive.
When you’re hearing that this is #thenewnormal and you know it’s not, how will you handle change with grace and fortitude? The first step includes getting your own, personal convictions straight. Forming your own thoughts, and gathering your own information will give you stability. You always want to be informed correctly. Listening to your voice within, helps you gather your own well researched opinions about life.
Whether you decide to agree to obey regulations and requirements, or fight them is up to you. Yet, without a how and why about so many changes in the world, the unknown, for certain, will cause conflict across all areas of your life. Knowing your truth comes from within you, and following your dreams despite all the tumult, and understanding your goals and achievements, will keep you balanced instead of isolated, desperate and uncomfortable. The key is that inner happiness leads to outer happiness. It is that simple, and has been taught since time began.
The unknown mysteries of #covidconsciousness will creep up, causing sleep and appetite disturbances, irritability, decreased productivity and performance, with loss of motivation and focus. The covid #surreality will also cater to a whole new host of behavioral symptoms every employee and every employer does not want showing up at work, ever. Keeping your sanity, your self respect, and a kind side of you, uplifted, is of utmost importance.
Despondency, fear, panic, paranoia and obsessive thoughts can surface and be difficult to manage. Without support and healing to remedy these surly symptoms, your life dreams are forgotten. Getting help early, is a good idea when slipping down, at work or at home. How you cope is up to you. What interventions you use is at your discretion.
So, do you ignore everything in order to stay upbeat, relaxed and energetic? Do you perform #stayathome yoga, meditation, contemplation and chanting to get through #thenewabnormal ? Do you stayed glued to the mundane, droning, "zoomy," common culture of corporate work–life. Are you hinged to your desk or self motivated?
I suggest, self reliance and continuing to learn about your life and work interests, becoming an eternal optimist, instead of weighing out that everything will pass and go back to #theoldnormal ? Stay focused on the #thenewyou, while being relevant to your self, family, friends and work-life. It is more important than following the mentality and the ideas of world circumstances. You come first, and the world at large, is second. A fight for something great, and just always comes from thought, motivation and laborious movement. It is a work of art to change within and watch the world changing around you, simply from the conscientious decision to be purposeful.
Whatever you’re doing to self improve during difficult times, I know the second step to clarity and sanity is to get emotionally and physically decluttered. When emotions bundle up, spilling out into your #homeoffice, or at the workplace, no good work will be accomplished. When your physical #workspace is messy and awkward, no well thought out projects will turn out to be fulfilling, and or optimal.
Thirdly, to achieve your life and work goals change your language and include “I will” statements, instead of “I need” statements. The Changing Your Language course developed my me, will help you achieve your ideal life’s goals and visions, whatever realm they're in. The language program outlined in the book The Clutter Remedy: A Guide To Getting Organized For Those Who Love Their Stuff will help you realize what your actual needs are versus what you want and don't want in life.
Needs are air, food, water, shelter, sleep, elimination and sunlight, the seven things that keep you alive. Everything else is you want to do something or you don’t. You will or you won’t. Finishing projects, paying your mortgage, and communicating assertively, and professionally are not needs. You’ll either do them or not, despite all the tricks and barriers of our time.
It’s about inventing #thenewyou for #thenewtimes
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