From Office Space to Home Space
As most of us are now working from home, we've had to adapt a lot of our space into a home office. Dining tables are now covered in post-it notes, there's a pecking order for who gets the desk in the house, and the electricity bill is through the roof.
While it has its perks, its difficult to then switch off from office-mode, as it's all in the same space. There's no separation between leaving the office and entering your home; the two have become unanimous.
So, we've put together some tips to help you feel like you've left the office at the end of the day and get your much needed downtime.
Change your lighting. Offices are full of strong, unnatural light. Put all the main lights on where you're working during the day, and then switch to side lights, lamps and candles for the evenings.
Give yourself a designated work space. It's really tempting to take your laptop to the sofa, put your feet up and perhaps even stick something on the TV. But save this for your 'home time'. Stick to working at a desk or table as much as you can.
Keep to your routine. If you have a set routine in your working day, try and stick to that as much as possible. Some people like to get into the office, start work, and then tell themselves that 10am or 10:30am will be their mid-morning coffee break. Do the same at home to help make it feel more like work.
We would love to hear your top tips on how you separate your work and home life. Get in touch or contact us on social media to let us know.
Much love, Lucy & Nicky xxx