Create an Inspiring Workspace

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Whether your workspace is an office, a cubicle, or the dining room table, there are simple steps you can take to make it inspiring.

Define and Create Your Aesthetic. Take some time to figure out what look and feel inspires you. Start with an idea board - physical or virtual. Look through magazines or blog posts and start pinning pictures that you like. Clean and neutral? Colorful and bohemian? Do you like lots of different textures or an overall sleek feel? A leafy plant or a chunky succulent? Once you have it figured out, bring in elements as you can. Few of us are lucky enough to a have large dedicated office and even fewer have the resources to give it a complete design overhaul, so take your time. Keep at it an you will achieve your aesthetic.

Declutter Your Space. Clutter can be distracting and can keep you from performing at your peak. Tidy up and organize your workspace. A good rule of thumb is that if it isn't functional and/or inspirational, you don't need it. Ideally, it will be both. They are making some seriously cool office products these days! Paper is the worst of the worst when it comes to clutter. Do your state of mind and the environment a favor by printing as little as possible and working in the digital realm as often as you can. Just remember to back up regularly.

Focus on Lighting. Amazing natural light is the ideal, but is not always possible. Let in as much natural light as you can, then add more lighting as necessary to create a bright workspace. Good lighting can help you feel more awake and alert. Go with LEDs for the brightness and to lower your energy footprint. Lighting can be a fun way to bring in some color too. There are so many inexpensive and colorful lighting options these day. 

Set the Mood Two of the best ways to set the mood in any area are scent and sound. When you are working, do you like music, white noise, no noise? Or, maybe it varies according to the task at hand. When I am writing, I prefer no noise. On the other end of the spectrum, if I am doing something that requires no cognitive function whatsoever, I will listen to a podcast or audiobook. Music is for tasks that fall somewhere in between.

As you can probably guess, an essential oil diffuser is a key element of my workspace. I can easily calm or energize my workspace by using my essential oils aromatically. I love creating blends and switching them up depending on the mood I am trying to invoke.

Some of my favorite blends from dōTERRA for working are Balance Grounding Blend, Passion Inspiring Blend, and Motivate Encouraging Blend. Citrus oils like Lemon and Wild Orange can energize a workspace while oils like Lavender and Frankincense can create sense of peace.

Keep a roller bottle of InTune Focus Blend in your workspace for times when you need a little help staying on task. There are so many distractions in our digital world. What steps do you take to create an inspiring workspace?

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