Now that almost everything is done online, if you are a teacher, a student, a virtual assistant, a freelance writer, a photo and or videographer, it is vital to have your own workspace at home. Certainly, for teachers like me, we have our own office or a cubicle, or a table perhaps which we can use at work.
Yet, with the Work-From-Home (WFH) schemes due to COVID-19 protocols, we are compelled to work at home even if our environment is not that conducive for working. In most cases, we just use any table and chair that is available.
There is no issue in doing this, however, based on my personal experience, over time, the non-permanent space at home becomes a stressor. It messes our work in a way that we sometimes lose our documents. Since we are working at home, other family members use that space to also do their tasks. It disorganizes everything.
Before COVID-19 happened, I already had my spot in my room since I am doing part time jobs aside from teaching. But when we were required to have online classes, as I do my teaching tasks as a college teacher and learning tasks as a student, it forced me more to invest in improving more my workspace.
This was last year’s set-up. I purchased this microphone and even upgraded my desktop specs. The same year, I also purchased my laptop because I cannot perform well my tasks because I was using before a 5-year-old outdated one.
here are three of the important benefits of having your own workspace:
Instead of just borrowing a small space at home where you need to work, having your own spot gives you more focus on what task to work on. You do not need to stress yourself of waiting for that spot to be emptied and vacated by other family members because that is your workspace and that you own your time in using it whenever you want.
This is what I enjoy so much about having your own workspace, with so many inspirational ideas in Pinterest and even on IG and Tiktok, designing your workspace is part of a stress-relieving activity. You can be minimalist or maximalist in your designs. You can be very creative in expressing yourself on how you would design your workspace. I am still working on mine, and I hope to share with you my progress someday.
For you to have focus and at the same time practice or express your creativity in designing your own workspace at home, organization is the ultimate benefit of owning a spot. It gives you more freedom to arrange your things in the order you want them to be, and it improves your productivity because being organized contribute to the pace on how fast you can accomplish your task and motivates you somehow to keep producing quality works.
We cannot underestimate the advantages of having our own workspace at home. I would say that deciding to have your own space and dedicating some time to improve it is actually an act of SELF-LOVE.
So, get your spot now and buy those cute little things you want to be part of your workspace.