How to Find Creative Inspiration while Working from Home
As a huge majority of workers and business owners move the bulk of their business to home offices, the landscape of creative spaces is changing!
Working from home isn’t as easy as it sounds! Whether you’re keeping up with office work remotely, studying for classes, running your own business, or investing time in a creative hobby, it can be hard to find the motivation and inspiration to be successful with so many distractions. As of September, nearly 30% of Canadians were working remotely - with plenty more using their homes as headquarters for entrepreneurial projects or side-gigs.
Let’s face it - while wearing pyjama pants is a major perk, working from home can have some serious set-backs.
With distractions, isolation, clutter, and your attention being pulled in twenty different directions, you may be asking yourself how you can possibly find the motivation to be creative from home! Here, we’ll look at some of the reasons you may not be feeling inspired and how you can turn that around for the coming year!
Why you’re Feeling Uninspired
There are lots of reasons why you may be feeling uninspired while working from home. The transition to a home office or becoming an entrepreneur can be isolating. Who thought we’d miss water cooler chats with Linda from accounting so much!? Even when we’re at the top of our game professionally, distractions like a cluttered desk or unorganized files can be the one thing holding you back from reaching your maximum potential!
Clutter & Clean Space
There’s nothing inspiring about having to search through piles of papers for a contract, file, or important document. Or that moment you really need a pen but there’s none in sight! ‘But, I know where everything is!’ A cluttered space - whether it’s functioning or not - may not be leaving you any room to breathe, much less feel inspired or creative.
While decorating your home office with inspiring images, plants, and meaningful objects can be something that brings you joy, too much of a good thing is never good. If your workspace is filled with too many objects that are not adding value to your productivity - it may be time to let them go. Instead, focus on finding functional yet beautiful pieces to adorn your desk.
Distractions & Multi-tasking
Distractions can mean different things to different people. For some working from home, you may also be fulfilling the role of cleaner, cook, dog walker, or even home school teacher! While you may pride yourself on your multi-tasking abilities (that’s great!) try to set aside time to be free from distractions and focus on the task at hand.
Most of us usually have more than one thing on the go at a time. This is especially true for solo and entrepreneurs! The problem is that too many different projects in sight will not allow you to focus on one thing at a time. Put documents away in file folders or stands until you’re ready to work on them. Keep your creative space tidy, limiting the distractions of other projects. This way you can devote your attention to one project at a time, and give it your full 100%.
Desk Space Desire
The best way to get yourself into a creative mindset is to create a space that’s worthy of your time and attention! Your desk is the hub of your enterprise. In order to maximize your productivity and harness the inspiration waiting patiently inside you, you have to ensure that your desk is a place that you want to go.
When you wake up in the morning and pour yourself a coffee, where do you naturally gravitate to? Is it your comfy sofa full of cushions, your balcony, or maybe a favourite chair? Now imagine that place where you’re being pulled towards is your home office or work space. Imagine how much more creative you could be if you made your desk into your favourite spot in the house!
That kind of desk space desire is what Minima Basics had in mind when they created their line of acrylic desk organizers. Pieces like the Acrylic Pen & Sticky Notes Organizer Set are bound to make you head straight from the coffee pot to your office.
Minima Basics Sets You Up For Success
If you’re just getting started on your desk organizing journey, check out Minima Basics Trio Essential Acrylic Desk Organizer set. This set is like the one-stop starter kit for getting your home workspace feeling fresh, neat, and inspiring. It’s time to organize with intention and this trio was created to set you up for success.
The set includes a slanted pen shelf acrylic organizer, a 2-drawer storage box desk organizer, and a 3-slot file folder - all made from 100% high-quality acrylic. Just add some cute notebooks and you’re good to go. Ditch the clutter and bring some simplicity into your creative space.
Let Your Creative Juices Flow
Everyone is capable of being creative and achieving their full potential. Whether that means reaching for a promotion at work, fostering your artistic talents, or finishing that final essay before the deadline - you’ll find that motivation and inspiration can easily flow when you make the room. Set yourself up for success by creating an inspiring workspace or home office. Be your own office inspo!
“There are no limits on what you can achieve when you make space for creativity and inspiration!”
Don’t be afraid to invest in your home office organization - you may be surprised with how much motivation you’ll feel to create when you give yourself the space to do so. Let go of clutter, limit distractions, and create, create, create.
With 2021 promising a shift to more online business - it’s time to settle in and find that spark! Who knows what you’re capable of until you give yourself the space to dream big!