Home Improvements for the Freelance Worker

Summary: Finding creative ways to enhance your work environment can keep you efficient in the less-structured world of freelance work.

A standard office layout comes with its own set of pros and cons that may not necessarily apply to the person wanting to get in the flow of their work straight from their television room. Some small home improvements can help you convert your house into a place where you can get things done.

Dedicated Working Place

If you are new to the world of working remotely or if you have been doing it for years, you could easily fall into the trap of getting too comfortable. You can easily work from your couch, but you need to be aware of how distractions can eat away at your productivity. Having an office or designated area for your work can help you block out temptations.

Studies have shown that associating a particular location with a particular action can help humans develop a mindset that prepares them for said action. If you only use your bed for sleeping, then you can train your mind to relax whenever it is time for bed. Using this knowledge, if you only use your office for working, then you can more easily get into the flow of your regular operations when it is time to work.

Add Plants

While having the option to work anywhere may be a blessing, you can eventually start to feel stressed or unfocused when it is time to take care of business. Introducing plants into your house can surprisingly calm the mind by reducing stress and making the environment around it appear more comfortable.

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