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.
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Marla is known as the Declutter Your Strategy™ expert. Marla earned her BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work and is the founder of