Since starting my own business – see the details HERE – I spend my days at the computer at home, so having a space where I feel inspired is important to me.
I have found that the most important factor for having a productive home office is to have a designated workspace. A place other than the kitchen table, the sofa, or the bed (anyone who works from home can attest they’ve sent plenty of emails from the comfort of their PJ’s). Even if you live in a small apartment, prioritize space for a small table or desk that will be used solely for work. It will dramatically help separate your “home” from your “office.” People who work from home often have a difficult time separating work hours from their non-work hours (guilty) because it’s so easy to keep at it late into the night.
Having a source of inspiration in your work place is absolutely essential. It could be a picture of the dream vacation you’re saving for. Or perhaps it’s a quote that you love that motivates you to work. Whatever your inspiration is, make it visible in your workspace as a constant affirmation of why you’re doing what you’re doing.