We’ve all been spending more time in our homes over the past year, and it has been a little intense. With blurred boundaries between home and work, alone time and children giving no personal space. Its given us the opportunity to look at our homes and how we can make them work for us. Creating the perfect spaces to fulfil our needs, our homes can be our sanctuaries.
If you’re not going back to the office anytime soon, or just prefer working from home. Here’s some ways you can make it clear that your workspace is separate from the rest of your house. Helping you to switch off at the end of the day, and leave the work in the workspace.
- Invest in a desk and proper chair you can sit at whilst working on your desktop or laptop. This will help promote better posture whilst working and also stop you from working from your sofa, or even worse your bed!
- Face your workspace near to a window or natural lighting to help keep you alert and engaged with the outside world, even if you can’t be out in it.
- Try to reduce the amount of distractions in your workspace. If you don’t have room for a designated office, try to set ‘office hours’ in the family room, to keep distractions at a minimum. Turn off appliances at the switch that you might be tempted to switch on throughout the day such as a TV.
- Bring plants or a nice candle or diffuser into your work space. So in times of stress you can focus your senses onto something calming and soothing to the mind. Check out our collection of candles, and incense to create the perfect aroma in your workspace HERE.
Self Care is vital to our health and wellbeing. So creating spaces in our homes to slip away and have some time to ourselves is crucial. You don’t need to dedicate a whole room to it, you can work with what space you have and cater to what you like to do in it.
- Like to get cosy with a book or podcast? Create the perfect cosy corner by popping soft throws on to your favourite chair. Keep a lamp nearby so you can read into the evening once it gets dark, or bask in the orange glow of a Himalayan Salt Lamp for a more natural effect.
- Set up your yoga mat or meditation cushion in a corner of the room that you can make your own. Perhaps bringing plants into the space, your yoga props and things that inspire you to feel calm. Bringing cushions or blankets on to the floor around you help to provide warmth and cosiness if your working with laminate flooring.
- Why not stick up an inspirational poster or quote that makes you smile every time you see it. Every time you enter your quiet corner you will see it and remember this is your space to feel positive and safe.
- Got young children? Tell them this area is out of bounds at certain hours of the day. Perhaps encourage them to set up their own cosy corner with a few of their favourite toys that they can retreat to. These spaces become a place for each person to have well deserved alone time.
Loving doing your workouts at home? You don’t need a private gym to utilise the space around you, just a few bits of your favourite workout equipment or your yoga mat.
- Pick somewhere that has harder flooring making it more stable underneath joints if you are doing exercises indoor. Bouncy carpet can sometimes send us off balance.
- Keep equipment such as hand weights or your yoga mat stored safely away but easy to grab. Keep them in a storage basket or crate.
- Clear the spaces you will be using and make sure there is no likely hazards you will come up against. Choose an area of your home that’s easy to move in. Or that you wont spend ages changing furniture around in.
- Keep yourself and your equipment in tip top shape after your workout. Check out our Must Have Accessories for your Workout blog to find the tools to help you during and after your home workout session.