Transform Your Home Office for a Distraction-free Summer


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Summer can be a beautiful time if you prefer warmer weather. It is also often the season when you can find it difficult not get work done and not be distracted. If you work from home, the sun streaming in and the call of your garden can make you want to abandon your work and go outside. Sometimes, you might be able to get your work done outdoors, but often that just means more distractions. To make it a little easier and pleasant to work at home during the summer, giving your home office a bit of a revamp could be what's needed. How about some of these ways to prepare your office for summer?
Let In the Light
If the sun is shining, you might as well take advantage of it. The natural light can help to get your brain working and put you in a good mood. If you have a window in your office, which you hopefully do, try to keep it clear of window dressings or anything else that might block the light. Perhaps work out what time of day you get the most sunshine coming in and take advantage of that period. If you're concerned about the glare on your computer screen, you can change the settings on your monitor. Make your office lighter by introducing some light colors to the room too.

Keep It Cool
It can get pretty warm in the summer, which doesn't exactly encourage you to do your work. In fact, it can make you feel sleepy and sluggish, and you'd much rather take a nap. If you struggle to stay awake and alert, keeping your home office cool will certainly help. While opening up the window to enjoy the breeze is one option, it's not always possible. A portable air conditioner is more likely to give you consistent coolness. You can move it around to put it in the most convenient position. You might also be comfortable with a fan to help keep you cool.
Bring in Some Greenery
Brightening up your home office seems like the right thing to do in the summer. You want the room to feel light and airy so you can get on with your work. As well as letting in some light and keeping everything cool, you could bring in some plants for some summer greenery. Don't worry if you're not particularly green-thumbed. You can choose low-maintenance plants that don't require much care.
Get Organized Now and Forever
There's something about a messy office that can sometimes feel comforting and cozy during the winter. But when it starts to get warmer, you don't want stuff everywhere, distracting you and making your work environment less pleasant. Take the time to organize your office for the summer so that you can keep it neat and make it more comfortable to work in. Clear out your clutter and get some new storage for your things.

You might need a little extra help to get your work done during the summer. A revamped home office could help you to concentrate.

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