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  • Writer's pictureAbigail Ann

Creating a Peaceful Home Office Space

Updated: Feb 4

Most days you can find me at home in my office working on client projects, painting, or writing. It hasn’t always been this way though. I’ve worked remotely for over 6 years, I remember in the beginning I would sneak away to local coffee shops, conveniently avoiding my mess at home. I knew I needed to make a change, but I had no idea where to start. It's taken a lot of tweaking over the years, but I'm excited to share a behind the scenes look into my office and what has made it work so well.

In this blog post I'm sharing a variety of items, to make it easier to navigate I've separated everything into sections. Either read from start to finish or click a topic that sparks your interest:

Office Furniture & Gadgets

Working at a desk for long periods of time can surprisingly take a tole on your body. A couple years ago, I started to get terrible cramps in my pinky, from using the trackpad on my laptop for too long. After a while it made just moving that finger very difficult. I also started having a lot of neck pain from staring down at my laptop. A wellness coach that also specialized in chiropractic care, recommended I get a stand for my laptop that would raise it up to my eye level. This finally relieved the neck pain. I also decided to get a bluetooth mouse and this has since reversed the cramps in my finger. If you set your computer on a stand or even a shoebox, make sure you have a bluetooth keyboard so you don't strain your shoulders.

In the early stages of my business, I had a terrible habit of sleeping in late. I've always loved podcasts, so I decided to get a little radio alarm clock that would wake me up to my favorite morning talk show. This has made waking up in the morning a lot easier.

To join the early riser's club, I knew I had to start going to bed earlier. Some nights it's hard to shut my brain off though. To make this process more doable I purchased plugs for my lights that would connect through bluetooth and shut off at designated times. When the lights shut off at 10:45pm it reminds me to start shifting into my night time routine. Before I go to bed I like to listen to a podcast, wash my face, and let the dog out. Giving yourself time to wind down at night makes falling asleep much easier.

Setting specific work hours has really helped me avoid burn out and surprisingly, increased my income. It feels tacky to talk about money, but this seems worth sharing. After setting specific hours and working those hours consistently, I'm making more and I'm working less, but the difference is that the time I spend working now is much more intentional and focused work.