Did you know that having a disorganized office can hold back your success in business? There are five ways that this happens. Sound crazy? You don’t believe that interior decorating can change your life and/or business? Let me show you how:
Home Office Decor Disaster #1: Your office is messy and disorganized
When your office is a mess you have a hard time finding the things you need. You spend too much time searching through piles of stuff. Time that could be better spent working on your business. The mess also causes you to feel overwhelmed and maybe even depressed. Your surroundings have a profound impact on your mood and that translates directly to your ability to be productive.
Home Office Decor Disaster #2: You have unfinished projects
All the clutter in your space is frustrating physically and spiritually. It causes your focus to be on everything but getting your work done. You feel jittery or even depressed. Your mind feels fuzzy and the energy you had in the beginning has drained away. So you procrastinate and lose money because you aren’t getting things done.
Home Office Decor Disaster #3: Your home office is full of things you don’t use
Everyone sees your office as a good place to store the things that they (and you) don’t use anymore because all the other rooms and the garage are full. Forget that you work there. It’s empty space and convenient.
These things have a home and it isn’t in your office. They represent the old you and your old life. You see them every time you walk in and the past is right in your face and blocking your future. Or,
Home Office Decor Disaster #4: You have too many things of your own
Your office is more crowded than it needs to be. You have so much stuff you can’t easily move around or get to your desk. You have to move things around or climb over them to reach your desk and you just don’t want to be there anymore. You have insulated yourself from the world and you no longer have the drive you once had.
Home Office Decor Disaster #5: Your space is full of things you just don’t like anymore
The negative feelings that come up when you look at something that is associated with a bad experience don’t belong in your work space. You need to clear out your office and make room for the positive feelings and energy that is missing right now. Get rid of those things that make you feel bad. Replace them with something beautiful that lifts your mood.
Just because you need a space to work, think, and create doesn’t mean it has to be utilitarian in nature. It can be beautiful and inspiring as well. It’s also okay to leave some empty space until you find the right piece to fill it.