Recently, I was on my way to a client’s home where we were finishing up the transformation of his home office. Like many of my home office clients, he had compiled a bunch of mismatched, inexpensive pieces to furnish his office space. This client is a busy man with lots of paperwork attached to the various business ventures he is involved in and he was in great need of different furniture that would make his space function better.
I was thinking to myself. Why do we do this? We spend on furniture that fills the rooms of our homes that we seldom use, like a formal living room and dining room. Typically these are spaces that we use for guests. At the same time, rooms that we spend hours in each day, hold our cast-offs. The stuff we didn’t want to get rid of, but doesn’t really work for us.
Why do we do this? What does this say about how we are treating ourselves? If you spend a lot of time in your home office each day or you live in the family room or kitchen, look at how you are “living”. If you are putting up with furniture that doesn’t work for you it is probably making your life harder and more complicated. Think about changing things around. You will immediately see and feel a difference.
Yesterday’s client now has a completely transformed office, with well-functioning furniture pieces that will make it easier for him to work. Not to mention that the space looks great and he will probably enjoy the time he spends in the space much more.
It has me thinking – maybe my home office needs a change?
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