Work, Relax, Sleep, Repeat: Updating Your Home to Promote Productivity and Wellness

Your home is your sanctuary. It is the place where you eat, sleep, and recreate, and as it is for many, it’s also the place where you work. With so many purposes to fulfill in a finite amount of space, it takes some imagination to arrange your home in a way that suits you. Let the following tips guide you in transforming your home into your ultimate happy place!

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Be Productive: Designing a Home Office

Having a dedicated workspace allows you to minimize distractions and maximize productivity. If you don’t have a separate room available, you can carve out a nook in just about any area of your home. Create the ideal work-from-home environment with a few simple upgrades.

1. Organization Tools

Keep your workspace clutter-free with storage solutions that allow you to easily access frequently used supplies. Use a power strip to tame cords and chargers. Clearing clutter will also promote focus, productivity, and positivity.

2. Lighting

Position your desk next to a window to reap the benefits of sunlight. If that’s not possible, set alight therapy lamp on your desk.

3. Ergonomic Seating

Prioritize your health by investing in a comfortable chair that supports posture and allows for proper blood circulation. Your back will be pain-free even after a long day of sitting.

4. Decor

Add your personal touch with photographs, plants, artwork, or anything that brings joy to your workplace.

5. Noise-Canceling Headphones

By blocking out ambient sounds, noise-canceling headphones do wonders for those who are easily distracted.

Be Rested: Setting Up a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

According to a global sleep survey, approximately 62% of adults do not get good-quality sleep. Insufficient and poor-quality rest have been linked to adverse health effects such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Many factors can contribute to sleep deficiency including:

  • Health conditions such as sleep apnea
  • Consumption of food or drinks, especially caffeine, too close to bedtime
  • Nighttime technology use
  • Stress
  • Overloaded schedules

One change you can make to cultivate better bedtime habits is to ready your bedroom for a good night’s shuteye. Prepare the bed with a good-quality mattress, comfortable linens, and pillows with your desired firmness. Use blackout curtains and a sound machine to easily enter the land of nod.

Be Well: Creating a Wellness Space

A wellness space simply refers to an area of your home that is earmarked solely for relaxation and activities that center around your mental health. Every person has different interests and relaxation preferences, so wellness space concepts can vary.

Reading Nook

You can create a tranquil reading space with as little as a good book and a comfy chair. Add in a few plants, a reading lamp, and some peaceful instrumental music for a blissful hour of getting lost in the pages.

Meditation Room

Mindful meditation is a quintessential self-care practice shown to alleviate a multitude of health issues such as chronic pain, anxiety, and high blood pressure. A quiet room with neutral colors and dim lighting is the optimal setting for meditating.

Hobby Room

Whether you’re an amateur woodworker or a puzzle enthusiast, a hobby is a great way to disconnect from work and relieve stress. Doing something you enjoy can boost your mood and leave you feeling re-energized. The nature of your hobby will determine how you configure your space, but undoubtedly, your hobby room will be your favorite spot in the house!

When you spend so much time in your home, it should be a place you love no matter what you’re doing. Start with small changes, and you’ll soon notice big improvements in your productivity and well-being.