Creating The Perfect Home Workspace



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Life Area: Professional   |  Topic: Environment


Creating The Perfect Home Workspace



Mark Twain had a shed on his farm in New York. and J.K. Rowling had a room at The Balmoral, a five-star hotel in Scotland. But you can make the perfect workspace in your man-cave or she-shed or maybe it’s an unoccupied nook or a room in your house currently sitting full of junk. Here are some guidelines for creating the perfect home workspace:


  • DESIGNATE YOUR CHOSEN SPACE. Make sure it’s a place where you won’t be interrupted.
  • EMPTY THE SPACE ENTIRELY AND CLEAN IT. Maybe even give the walls a fresh coat of paint.
  • FILL YOUR NEWLY EMPTY SPACE with only objects conducive to your creative process.
  • CONSIDER ACQUIRING NEW FURNITURE. Possibly a desk, a comfortably chair, a bookcase you can fill with inspiration.
  • DON’T BE AFRAID TO INVEST in professional help to clean, paint, or assemble furniture. Maybe put a posting on TaskRabbit to get yourself an estimate of costs.



  • SCHEDULE DEEP WORK ON YOUR CALENDAR. Block off several hours on a daily or weekly basis when you know you will not be interrupted.
  • WHILE SCHEDULING your workday, try to account for every minute.
  • KEEP A TALLY of how much deep work you’re doing. Know when you’re not doing enough.
  • DETERMINE IN ADVANCE when or where you will do your deep work. Try to keep it consistent.
  • DON’T LET YOUR MOOD dictate how your day unfolds.
  • BE COMFORTABLE ANNOYING PEOPLE. Set the expectation that you may not be available during certain times or quick to respond to emails, calls or messages.
  • TREAT YOUR SELF to a healthy reward. After you’ve completed your scheduled deep work, do something you’ve been looking forward to.



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