5 Tips For A Productive Workspace
For those of you who don’t know, it’s National Clean Off Your Desk Day. We are taking FULL advantage of the “national holiday” and celebrating with 5 tips for a productive workspace. It doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or creative because these tips are for anyone looking to have a more productive workspace.
It’s also the perfect time of year to start fresh and change things up a little bit. So take a look at these tips and see what you can incorporate into your current office space!
Clean Off Your Damn Desk
First things first, a clean work area is going to go a long way. It’s going to allow you to work on bigger projects and help you feel organized. If you get rid of all the clutter and extra things you just don’t need, you will start to feel a weight lifted off of your shoulders. The other thing to consider when cleaning off your desk is removing or hiding some of the cables and wires. They could potentially pose as a tripping hazard and they are certainly not aesthetically pleasing.
Update Your Furniture
While this may be a bit bigger of an investment in your workspace then you are prepared for right now, it’s absolutely worth it. You can’t be productive in a space that you aren’t comfortable in. Ergonomics is really important, especially if you are at your desk for the majority of the day. If you’re unable to invest in an ergonomic chair right now you may even want to consider checking out laptop stands, keyboards, and other electronic support materials that can help to make your space more comfortable for you to work in.
Surround Yourself With Positive Colours
Colour can impact a lot of different things and as you may have already guessed, it can also help improve productivity. Some colours you may want to consider adding to your workspace are red, yellow, blue, and green. The colour red has been linked to increasing productivity, and yellow offers up the same energy levels as red without the sometimes overwhelming sensation some feel with the colour red. Blue and green have been suggested to enhance performance, so they would also be two great colour options to incorporate into your workspace for productivity. Colours you might want to consider staying away from are grey and white as they are not very stimulating.
Add A Little Greenery
One of the benefits of adding a little plant or succulents to your workspace is being able to stay connected to nature. They also help to improve the air you breathe, and help you to feel inspired. We also recommend taking quick walks during breaks and popping outside to get some fresh air. All of this will help you to stay productive and to keep your ideas exciting and new.
Organize Your Drawers
You can’t be productive if you don’t know where anything is. While you clean off your desk and de-clutter, take some time to do some organization. Your drawer space doesn’t need to be one that paperclips go to die. You can use simple drawer organizers to separate items and you can save time by keeping things that you typically use at the same time, together.
A lot of these simple tips and tricks will take no time at all to do. Other than potentially making an investment in things like an ergonomic chair, these tips also don’t have to be extremely expensive either. You can get inexpensive desk plants at stores like The Home Depot and Wal-Mart, and you can find drawers organizers at the Dollar Store. Take the time this year to do something to improve your work space, your productivity levels will thank you for it.