Excerpt From: mscareergirl.com
As the Covid-19 restrictions continue, many of us career girls still find ourselves working form home. While working in loungewear can be fun, there is something rewarding about the structure and organization of a physical office. It was this thought, coupled with an inspirational quote from Bonni Goldberg, (“detail is electric”) that sparked me to make my home office a space where I could be at my most productive. During this journey, I discovered that the key to happiness – and productivity – is organization. As you begin to de-clutter your space, you will immediately see results and ultimately, your home office will feel simultaneously like a sanctuary and a space of creativity, productivity and organizational zen!
Achieving Your Working From Home Zen
There are lots of things you can do, both large and small, that will make a tangible difference in the way your home office feels and functions. Getting rid of things you no longer use in your office will increase its functionality by making it tidier, easier to clean, as well as giving it a boost of positive energy. I recommend beginning with old papers – add them to the recycling bin (or shred them), along with files and calendars you no longer use. Additionally, consolidating your daily notes and to-do lists into one notebook will do wonders for your desk & give you more space to work.
Now is the ideal time of year to embark on a spring office (& life!) cleaning: doing your taxes, as well as clearing and sorting through your work wardrobe are wonderful places to start. Now, you are ready to pick one big project (don’t worry about trying to do multiple projects at once) to embark upon. I recommend focusing on one project a month; working on it a little at a time can be cathartic and is the ultimate stress-free plan. A deep cleaning of your physical working space once a season will also support you to feel comfortable at work, and will brighten up and refresh any space.