Importance of your own Workspace
Did you know that your
productivity can increase by as much as three times with your own
Why is this? What many
women don't realize when they are setting up their office area is
that they tend to set them up where there is a great deal of distraction.
This can be anything from the television set when you share space
with your living room to the guilty tug of dirty dishes when you work
off the kitchen. And if you set up space in your child's playroom,
this is a disaster waiting to happen. Not only will you be constantly
interrupted with "mom, look at this" and "mom, watch
me!" but curious kids could inadvertantly delete important computer
files while playing.
But many families just
do not have the space for a home office in their homes. There are
options for these families to consider when setting up a successful
workspace, where unneccessary distractions can be kept to a minimum.
Consider the use of partitions.
I am not talking about those carpet covered type of partitions in
high-rise office buildings. I am talking about the wooden frames with
decorative fabric centers. They can be easily made, and you can choose
complimentary fabric to suit the room. Not only will this prevent
you from seeing that pile of dirty dishes that would normally be in
full view, but it can also be used as a screen to hide your mess when
you are done!
Does your bedroom have
a walk-in closet? After a ruthless spring cleaning, many moms have
transformed their walk-in closets into a compact office space. Remove
the rods and unneccessary shelving, add better lighting, and you suddenly
have a whole seperate room for your office that you can close the
Use your imagination, and
you could find other unique spaces from a pantry to the mudroom, or
even a basement area. Any mom who can somehow swing a seperate space
for an office should do so!