If you are living with roommates in an apartment, I’m sure you understand just how precious alone time can be. (Heck, I cherish my alone time and I just live with my husband, ha!) Whether you’re trying to work from home or you just need some time to figure out your bills, your living situation plays a huge factor in your productivity. Here are 7 ways houses can increase your productivity:
- No more random roommates you met on craigslist to deal with. That means no more picking up after their messy habits, waiting to use the bathroom, having to deal with their guests…The only people you will have to deal with in your home are the ones you invite!
- If you work from home, you no longer have to deal with annoying coworkers…or cubicles! Make your home office the most luxurious room in your house! Include items such as a coffee maker and a mini-fridge; the less you have to leave your home office, the more work you will complete!
- Pets are allowed in your home! By owning a home, you can kiss strict landlord rules goodbye! I’m sure you know how much of a calming affect they have. Pets are shown to lower blood pressure and anxiety. …if you’re a home owner, considering adopting a pet to make your living situation a calm and productive one.
- A change of environment will get you out of a rut. …if you’re the type of person who needs to take frequent breaks to recharge, there’s no better way to get a change of scenery than in your home. Whether you bring your laptop outside on your patio, or you head to the kitchen for a snack, your home provides many rooms to stimulate your brain and your creativity.
- Naps are a good thing! Studies show that “…a nap of just 26 minutes can boost performance by as much as 34 percent.” Now, where’s the bedroom?
- If you’re into multitasking, maybe working from home is your best option! Not only will you be establishing your career, but you can get a load of laundry done. Prepare dinner. Vacuum. Organize the closets. …whatever your homemaking heart desires!
- “Home is where the heart is.” This proverb has stuck around through the years for a reason; there truly is no place like home. That feeling of comfort, familiarity and safety that comes with stepping into your home – your sanctuary. …you won’t get that feeling anywhere else.