“No matter where you work, it’s important to create an environment that helps you focus.”
~ Marie Kondo
Help your employees Spark Joy in their home office and life.
Offer them an inspiring, educational, and entertaining presentation that teaches the heart of the KonMari Method™ of tidying and what it means to truly live a life that brings joy and energy.
A Q&A, as well as a special giveaway will be provided.
I look forward to working with you soon!
Time: 1 hour + Q&A
Creating a calm, uncluttered environment will enhance both productivity and joy. To get there, identify the items that are crucial to getting your work done, and designate a spot for them. If you don’t have an office, a box or portable carrier will do. Move all unrelated items off of your workspace and add one thing that sparks joy when you look at it – I keep a crystal or small vase of fresh flowers on my desk. If you work in a multi-use space, be sure to stow your work essentials out of sight at the end of the day so they don’t distract during dinner or downtime.
Before you begin working, take a moment to center yourself. I strike a tuning fork at the start of each workday. I also diffuse a stimulating essential oil to signal to my body that I’m switching gears. This moment doesn’t have to be elaborate – in fact, the simpler the better so you’ll be more likely to do it every day. Similarly, mark the end of your workday with a simple ritual. Turn on music, turn off notifications…whatever will let you move into the next part of your day with ease.
On average, we spend less than half of our workday on our main job responsibilities – the rest of the time is taken up by interruptions, non-essential and administrative tasks, emails and meetings. Resist the “urgency” trap! Recognize the difference between urgent and important tasks and make sure the urgent to-dos aren’t draining all your time and energy. Another way to manage your time effectively is by scheduling downtime. Block out windows on your calendar each week to turn off notifications, take a walk or simply let your mind wander. Your creativity will be replenished and your brain will be sharper.
Working in isolation, away from your team, can be hard on the spirit. Schedule time during the workday to simply chat and catch up with your colleagues; connection with your cohort is vital to staying energized and engaged – and moving in the same direction.
Video calls, video messages or audio notes bring an element of human warmth to communication that can sometimes get lost digitally. Make an effort to hear and see the other person.