The weather is heating up and summer is almost here! When it’s nice out and the beach is calling it makes it harder to work from home. To hunker down and get the work done before we run off to the beach, the cafe, outdoors…Concentration levels start to weaken and all you want to do is put your toes in the sand. Setting up the ultimate dream office definitely helps to motivate you as you build your network marketing business from home. It is very easy to go into “Summer Mode” and not work your business very hard or very consistently. I can tell you one thing: those of us that plant the seeds in the summer will reap a greater harvest in the fall. Don’t fall into the “everyone is away” trap. They aren’t but if they are, they are in a lot of ways more likely to have time to be open and listen to what you have to say. Back to the home offices: here are 5 pin worthy home offices I love!
1. The artist retreat.
I love this home office because it inspires creativity. It’s always good to take breaks throughout the day when working at your computer. Any artists out there? Why not paint or draw for 15 minutes? The new adult coloring books seem to be taking the world by storm. I know some people that love them and some that can’t stand them. The idea though is to take a break and do something that feeds your creative soul.
2. The center of attention.
Working from home has a lot of great perks and one if them is that I get to spend more time with my family. I wouldn’t suggest putting your main desk in a communal area, but it is nice to be able to sit and work in the same room with your family. Good one to watch though – when the kids start saying things like “you are always working”, then best to put work away and just be present with them. Who doesn’t watch The Voice with their laptop going at the same time?
3. The ultimate view.
I travel a lot and I love when I get lucky and get a great balcony with a view. I love the idea of outdoor home offices. Constant fresh air and great lighting. I am working on this one for our San Francisco home! Just need to get a heat lamp too. Fresh air breaks are good just remember to focus and be consistent.
Home offices for the dream board!
4. The space saver.
If you are just starting your network marketing business, you may want to start out with a desk that doesn’t take up too much space. I love this folding desk. Very economical for space and money. And it doesn’t require an entire room. Just be sure you explain to the lovelies you live with that when you are working, you are working. Our kids don’t understand how I can be on the phone so much….
5. The shed office.
Need your own personal hideaway? I love this idea! Get away from all the distractions of the house with a cool shed office. We actually looked at real estate this week on Vancouver Island and one of the features of the house I loved was a boat house. It had great office written all over it. Alas, it is too big of a project for us right now but love the idea of an office outside of the house but real close to it. Good way to separate home and work too.
I hope these fun home offices inspire you to create your own dream space. Having your own personal work sanctuary will really help when you are antsy to get out side and play. I redecorated my home office a couple of months ago. Painted the desk a cool blue gray, got a comfy chair just for conference calls and webinars, some new art work and voila – love this space even more. Even a little something can lift your spirits in your home office. Just remember…work hard, then play hard. Enjoy the upcoming days of sun and vacation and it is always a great time to share what you do and love.