It’s not easy being a director in this world.
When we was young, we were told that being productive in your home office was a myth.
Well, naysayers, after 25 years of working in offices we got a list for you to refute that, and let you go back to convincing people the earth is flat. Dig in!
7 Productivity Tips
Imagine not being able to walk in your shorts during wintertime in your own home office because you forgot to replace your old AC? Temperature control is a must in every home office if you want to be efficient and effective with your work. Sean Paul said it best – “I got the right temperature fi shelter you fram the storm” – so keep it cool during summer, warm during winter, and wear your favorite office shirt with shorts!
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The Power Of Green
Not talking about weed here. I’m talking about having green surfaces around your home office. Why? The green color is proven to relax the eyes and mind, and having a wall painted in mild green will definitely help you chill out a bit – put on some nature tunes, close your eyes and it’s as if you’re in nature! Want more extreme than that? Why don’t you just make a wall with real plants?
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Some of us are lazy to go to the gym. Some of us get so involved with our work that forgets to stand up even after 24 hours. Talk about dedication right (Sup Tesla?). Why not get yourself some small weights or a static bike and get that blood flowing away from your brain and into the rest of the body?
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Sometimes all you need is the right song to motivate you to work out and sweat those burgers you eat every day. The same goes for working – having a playlist that puts you in the zone while working and keeps you there for hours at a time will do you wonders. Techno, house, classical, folk, whatever helps. Just make sure to have at least 2+ hours of playlist music at hand (particularly if you’re using youtube) so that you don’t get a surprise segue from Beethoven to RHCP.
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Having plants in your home office does several things for you. It makes you care for something else besides making money, it makes you stand up and forget about work for a while and if the plant is an air purifying plant, it helps to clean the air. Just like being in a forest right?
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The best way to be productive is to take meaningful breaks between work intervals. One thing that always helps is having a rocking chair, neatly situated to your fireplace or mini-fridge, where you can sit, rock, watch the fire, and pour some whiskey on rocks. Forget about making that money for a while and enjoy the ones you have.
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Annihilate them and start doing that with your table. We are very easy to distract because our voice tells us to do everything besides actual meaningful work. “Oh look a manual for the drone you bought that has no priority at all right now, but what the hell let me go through it anyway!”. Keep your table as clean as possible and go to the extreme where you only have your laptop and nothing else there. Your wallet will thank you.
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As always here are more resources to help you create a better home office and run your remote team:
- 9 Home Remote Designs
- 5 Minimalist Home Offices
- Home Office Productivity Tips
- How To Make Your Office Feel Like Davincis Workshop
- Remote Tools To Help You Run Your Team
Justin is one of those directors that speaks and acts as a true westerner.
If you got the feeling this article seems as if you’ve seen it somewhere else before, that’s because Justin’s voice is so ingrained in the western culture of writing articles that you might have as well read something he wrote.
When he is not writing about home improvement, cars, personal style, and how to behave in front of people, he does other stuff such as being a gentleman, rejecting tons of women (he’s into character), reading Carl Jung, and playing his harmonica.