3 Home Improvements That Help You Achieve the Perfect Work-Life Balance

Guest post by Carla from Boomer Biz

Did you know that up to 75% of individuals working remotely have reported enjoying working from home and having a good work-life balance.

According to Ergonomic Trends. Prominent reasons for this trend being, lesser distractions, avoidance of office politics, and increased time spent with friends and family.

If this statistic does not reflect your work from home experience, it might be time to make some changes. This article featured on Starting Today will list numerous home improvements you can make to strike a balance between work and wellbeing.

3 Ways to achieve the perfect work-life balance

1. Have a dedicated working area

While being at home provides you with the freedom to work from anywhere you want, it’s best to have a dedicated space for working. This makes it easier to organize gadgets, furniture and have all important documents in one place. Here are some important features your workstation should include:

  • An ergonomic chair provides proper back, arm, and neck support. This reduces the strain on your muscles while you work for long hours.
  • A durable work desk with proper height clearance allows you to place your laptop screen directly in front of your eyes. This helps overcome slouching and having to constantly look down upon the screen which can lead to neck and eye strain.
  • Table plants, which in addition to being great decorations also reduce stress, increase productivity and improve indoor air quality.
  • Indirect lighting such as lamps with shades and wall scones provide the needed illumination for working, without the annoyance of glare or eye strain.

2. De-clutter your home

According to research, our mind associates clutter with negative emotions such as stress and confusion which can lead to feeling easily irritable. An effective method to start decluttering is to view your home as a first-time visitor. Find areas of your home which seem messy, and start cleaning.

  • Get a trash bag and fill it with all excess items in your home such as papers, files, stationery, and other items which you have no use of.
  • Next, look for furniture which you can discard, this can include worn-out couches, extra chairs, run-down cupboards, etc. With these out of the way, your space will look much bigger and cleaner.
  • Buy cleaning supplies such as disinfecting wipes, sponges, vacuum cleaners, and more to deep clean your home at least once a month.

3. Creating Space for leisure

It’s often the case that individuals feel pressured by today’s culture of hustling, which places undue importance on the need to work constantly. Investing time towards leisure is important to develop one’s ability to handle stress and promote happier moods.

Beyond your workstation, create an environment in your home that makes you feel relaxed and disassociate from work-related stress and thoughts. This can include:

  • An Entertainment Room: This can serve as the perfect place to unwind and spend quality time with family. The basics for this room will include purchasing a large screen TV, comfortable couches, and thick curtains.
  • A Library: To fullfill your love of reading, choose a place in your home which gets ample natural light and convert it into a library. This will involve buying a reading chair along with bookshelves.
  • Exercise Equipment: Depending on your choice of physical activity look to buy equipment such as yoga mats, dumbbells, resistance bands, treadmills, etc. If you have an outdoor space, use it as your location for daily physical activity.

Making the above-mentioned additions to your home will transform it into a multifunctional space catering to your work and personal needs.

With these three tips to improve the work-life balance, you’re sure to join the phenomenal 75% of people enjoying working from home!

Starting Today is a lifestyle blog about photography, philosophy, and poetry. She also shares her love of blogging and how she turned it into a business. Feel free to contact her with questions

Thanks for reading,

By Carla from Boomer Biz

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