From Chaos to Zen: How can you craft your personal mindful workspace to achieve that work-from-home bliss? [Friday: Mindfulness by Miles]
Miles Everson’s The Business Builder Daily speaks to the heart of what great marketers, business leaders, and other professionals need to succeed in advertising, communications, managing their investments, career strategy, and more.
A Note from Miles Everson:
Welcome to today’s edition of “Mindfulness by Miles!”
Every Friday, we talk about different health and mindfulness tips with the hope that these will encourage you to boost your overall well-being.
For this article, let’s discuss the effects of our surroundings on our overall disposition. Are you ready?
Keep reading to know the benefits of creating a mindful home office.
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Mindfulness by Miles
In the fast-paced world of modern work, the lines between professional and personal life can become blurred. With remote work “here to stay,” workers are more prone to crossing work life and personal life boundaries, which can hurt their overall well-being in the long run.
Thankfully, there’s a way out of that vicious cycle!
Enter the concept of a mindful home office—an oasis of tranquility and productivity that nurtures both your well-being and your work.
In this article, we’ll delve into the remarkable health benefits of a mindful home office and discuss MBO Partners CEO Miles Everson’s practical tips on how to create a workspace that promotes balance, focus, and holistic wellness.
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The Pros of a Mindful Home Office
Imagine a workspace that goes beyond being just a functional area…
Wouldn’t that be amazing?
According to Everson, a mindful home office is a sanctuary where every element is thoughtfully designed to foster your physical, mental, and emotional health.
He says there are lots of reasons why adopting this approach can transform your remote work experience. These include:
- Reduced Stress and Improved Mental Clarity
A mindful home office promotes an environment that is free from distractions and clutter. By curating your workspace with intention, you minimize visual noise and promote mental clarity, leading to reduced stress and enhanced focus.
- Enhanced Creativity
Incorporating natural elements, soothing colors, and comfortable furnishings into your workspace stimulates creativity. These elements trigger positive emotions and help break through mental blocks, enabling you to approach challenges with fresh perspectives and ideas.
- Boosted Productivity
An organized and aesthetically pleasing workspace encourages efficient work habits. When your surroundings are aligned with your goals, you’ll find it easier to stay organized, prioritize tasks, and maintain a productive rhythm.
- Physical Well-being
Ergonomic furniture and proper lighting are essential components of a mindful home office. By investing in these elements, you reduce your risk of musculoskeletal issues and eye strain.
- Work Life and Personal Life Balance
Separating your professional and personal spaces is crucial when working from home. A dedicated home office helps establish clear boundaries, making it easier to mentally transition from work mode to relaxation mode.
Creating Your Own Mindful Home Office
Now that you know the advantages of having an organized and aesthetically pleasing workspace, the next thing Everson shares are tips on how to create your own mindful home office. He states he is also personally keeping these tips in mind so he can apply it when renovating his own workspace:
- Choose the right space. Select a location with ample natural light and minimal distractions. If possible, opt for a room separate from your living quarters to maintain a clear boundary between work and leisure.
- Ergonomics matter. Invest in an ergonomic chair and an adjustable desk to support your posture and overall comfort. Your body will thank you for these investments in the long run.
- Mindful decor. Incorporate calming colors, textures, and elements inspired by nature. Soft blues, greens, and earth tones can evoke a sense of tranquility, while potted plants or nature-inspired artwork can bring the sense of outdoors indoors.
- Organizational mastery. Keep clutter at bay by having a designated storage for your office supplies. A clutter-free environment fosters mental clarity and allows you to focus on the task at hand.
- Personal touches. Infuse your space with personal touches that resonate with you—a motivational quote, a cherished photo, or a calming scent. These elements provide emotional support during challenging workdays.
- Tech-savvy solutions. Manage cables and wires to maintain a tidy appearance. Consider cable organizers or wireless charging options to minimize visual clutter.
- Mindful break areas. Create a cozy corner with comfortable seating for short breaks. This area can serve as a place to unwind, meditate, or practice deep breathing exercises to rejuvenate your mind and body.
A Holistic Approach to Remote Work
Generally speaking, nurturing a mindful home office is more than just aesthetics—it’s also about optimizing your work environment to enhance your overall well-being.
That’s why Everson says you should curate a workspace that aligns with your values and priorities! By doing this, you will experience increased productivity, reduced stress, and a heightened sense of purpose in your professional journey.
We hope you enjoyed reading today’s topic!
Embrace the journey of creating a mindful home office, and reap the rewards of a harmonious blend of health and productivity!
Have a great day ahead!
(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.)
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“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”
High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently.
In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals.
Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals.
High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can.
Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter.
These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce.
We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life.
Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.
Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”
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