Turn Your Home Into an Oasis for Work and Rest

[This article was sent in by a reader of ABN. Offers some good advice for working from home. ABN]

Making a few simple updates to your home can turn it into a relaxing oasis you can use for both work and rest. You want to make sure you set up your home office for maximum productivity while ensuring you can clock out of the “office” and spend time on self-care for you and your family. Here are a few tips to improve the wellness of your home.

Redesign Your Home Office

The first step is to overhaul your workplace. It’s important to create an environment that’s inspiring and conducive to productivity. Start by decluttering the area.

Remove any distractions, including piles of paper or items you don’t use. Invest in a paper shredder to reduce paper clutter quickly without compromising your financial security. Also, make sure your desk is comfortable and the lighting is adequate.

If you can’t adjust the light, try adding an LED desk lamp. Many are available with a USB plug now, so if you don’t have the extra electrical outlet, you can power the light with your desktop or laptop computer.

Bring in More Natural Light

Next, try to bring in more natural light throughout your home. Lighting makes a significant difference in mood and energy. If your home is dreary, it will be challenging to feel motivated or relaxed.

This can be as easy as opening the curtains or blinds and letting more sunshine inside. If you can’t do that during certain times of the day, consider adding light-colored paint to your walls and ceilings. Lighter colors reflect more light than darker shades.

Update Your Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a haven of relaxation. Make sure the room is dark and cool for better sleep. You may also consider adding blackout curtains if your bedroom faces a well-lit street or other light sources you don’t want to shine in during the night. Choose artwork with calming colors and images, and add plants to the room for a touch of nature.

Create a Wellness Space

If you don’t have the space for a designated wellness area, consider creating one in the corner of your bedroom or another room in your home. Use this space for meditation, yoga, or relaxation. Add a comfortable chair, some candles, and a few plants to get started.

Hobbies are a vital part of your work-life balance. Make sure you have somewhere in your home to do activities you love. Whether it’s a craft room, a corner for playing or listening to music, or an inviting chair for knitting, make sure you have the space to enjoy your hobbies.

Renovate Your Outdoor Area

Finally, make sure your outdoor space, whether it’s a yard or balcony, is just as relaxing as the inside of your home. Add a hammock, comfortable chairs, and a small table for drinks or snacks. If you have the room, add a garden, fountain, or other decorative elements to help you relax and rejuvenate.

Work Hard and Relax in the Comfort of Your Home

Making a few minor changes to your home can make it the perfect place for work and rest. For more ways to be productive during office hours and unwind after work, read American Buddhist Net.

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