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5 Ways to Improve your Workspace

Updated on July 29, 2017

Are you the type of person that cringes at the site of clutter and dysfunction?

If you are anything like me, you know that a dysfunctional workspace is not a very productive one.

Having everything in order helps you to keep your workspace and functional.less stressed.

I have found that when my work space is suited to my mood and personality, I am able to get the most done and prevent stressful situations.

If you are struggling to improve your work space and would like to be more productive, here are some easy ways to get started:

Decorate

Adding some color or fresh flowers to your work space can improve your mood and may give you more energy.

A dull workspace may not motivate you as much and may become boring overtime.

Brighter colors are known to be mood boosters, whereas dark and dull colors may impair your mood.

You don't have to become a interior decorator, but be sure to set your own mood using your choice of simple decorations, colors, or what will help to keep you more productive.

Keep a Schedule

Keeping a schedule of everything that needs to be accomplished, helps you stay on track and get work done in a timely manner.

A schedule allows you to be more organized and manage your time efficiently. It also allows you to develop healthy habits so that you avoid confusion and stress.

With a schedule, you can reach your goals without feeling unsure of where and when to start.

To ensure that everything gets done, make a list of all the things you need to accomplish for the day and create time slots in your schedule.

Get Comfortable

Ever sat in a hard and wobbly chair for hours at a time?

Yes, this has happened to almost everyone, and the end result is not pretty.

If you will be sitting at a desk for hours at a time, it is best to invest in comfortable seating to protect your back and limbs.

Adding pillows or back support are also good ways to enhance your workspace seating.

Make sure you are practicing good posture when you are sitting at your desk for hours at a time.

Practice sitting straight with your back against the chair, keeping your feet flat on the floor.

Sitting in a quality chair and practicing good posture is a good way to maintain joint health and a healthy spine.


Avoid Unnecessary Distractions

Many people are experts at multi-tasking and doing a million things at once.

It is best to focus on one thing at a time when you want to be more productive.

Imagine having your cell phone ringing, iPad chiming, television blasting, and trying to write a 30 page report all at the same time.

It will be nearly impossible to attend to all of these distractions at once. So, it is best to keep distractions to a minimum by only allowing what is needed your work space.

Maintain Supplies

Ever ran out of paper when you have less than 10 minutes to create and print out labels?

Try to keep your work space fully supplied so that you will have everything you need to get work done in a timely manner.

Making a list or keeping an inventory of the supplies you need, is the best way to keep your workspace organized and stay prepared.

Keep in mind that you can never have too many supplies. The more you keep in stock, the better prepared you will be.

Also, keep supplies in a separate area and away from your desk to avoid clutter and unnecessary distractions.

Finally

In addition to all of these tips mentioned above, make sure you take the time out to clean and wipe down the areas of your workspace to prevent dust and dirt particles.

When you have a clean workspace, it is more attractive and inviting as oppose to a filthy one.

Also, create your workspace keeping simplicity in mind. You don't want to do too much by over decorating or overspending on unnecessary items.

Can you stay productive in a dysfunctional workspace?

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