A home office in a spare bedroom, closet or basement can help you be productive, especially if it’s organized, but it may not spark ideas or motivate you to work. A home office with a view, though, can inspire you to accomplish more than you thought you could.
Linda Cotter, founder of Delightful Purpose, works with clients to help them discover their purpose and passion again. Not only does she have a gorgeous view from her home office, she puts her view to work.
As she was sitting on her sofa one weekend working on her tele-course, “3 Days, 6 Ways to Get Your Spark Back,” her sliding doors inspired her. Linda looked out the doors and thought, “3 days (three doors) and 6 ways (cut them in half).” Then she grabbed window crayons and wrote an outline on the doors. If you look closely through the drapery, you can see several rows of notes.
Linda said that writing on her doors was liberating and opened up her thought process. So if you don’t have a view from your home office, consider working from another part of your home one or two days a week and don’t forget the window crayons.