While life continues to manifest in its never-ending chaotic manner, it is important to have a place in your life that is always structured and balanced. For many people, their home is this place. How we feel about our home, as well as how we function and maneuver throughout it, plays a huge part in our productivity and mental health. Especially with the large amount of time we have spent inside our houses this past year, being able to transform your home into an efficient machine is crucial. Below are 3 ways to give your home a well-functioning makeover and ascend to an envious level of productivity.
1. Define Your Spaces and Their Uses
Studies have shown that, psychologically, the brain does not know how to separate spaces and their uses if we are constantly mixing our environment with how we utilize it. For example, if you are a college student and you study on your bed, you might quickly develop some trouble falling asleep at night. This is because your brain is associating your bed with the focus and function required for studying instead of the relaxation required for optimal sleep patterns. By defining the spaces in your home for specific purposes, your brain will then associate these areas with the functions allowing for optimal use. If you turn a corner of your living room into your remote work station and only enter that part of your living room when you are ready to get to work for the day, it will be an easier transition to enter “work mode” and you will be able to keep the other areas of your home dedicated to other tasks.
2. Create a System for Storing Cluttering Items
Nobody likes clutter. It is messy, unappealing to the eye, and can commonly induce anxiety. Clutter also allows us to feel more easily distracted from our daily tasks. If you are going to get some work done at your desk, but it is covered in the yarn and knitting needles you whipped out to knit your sister a scarf, you are much more likely to pick up those needles and continue knitting before sitting down at your desk to get the work done that you originally set out to do. If your home is filled with clutter to the max, some deep cleaning may be due. You can most likely live without many of those items clogging up your home. It is time to spare an afternoon and go through your house to decide what you need to keep and what is simply taking up space. Clutter also invites more disorganization into your life which results in losing important items. Properly storing items is not only pleasing to the eye, but it gives us the ability to know where any item in our house most likely resides when you need it.
3. Find What Works Best For You
The most important aspect of a well-functioning home is your happiness and satisfaction within it. Our thoughts are more powerful than we initially believe them to be. Therefore, if you continually spiral downward toward negativity when thinking about the state of your home or any systems you are trying to implement, then those systems are not right for you.
You should feel comfortable and happy in your home. If you are not, you should go back to the drawing board and continue the process of trial and error until you find the balance that perfectly fits your life and your needs. Everyone is different, therefore everyone needs a different system in place to make their home as well functioning as they can for their unique needs.
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