A cluttered unorganized work space can negatively affect your ability to focus and process information. The clutter also can lead to frustration and when coupled with typical work day events, increases the chances of you having a bad day. Here are 6 ways to rework your work space to improve flow and order. Create a relaxing work environment today.
Clean & De-clutter. A messy desk can equate to a messy and unorganized life. But like life, clutter happens. So periodically, it’s good to take time out to organize and dispose of the papers and files and sticky notes that can pile up one your desk. Spray down your desk and computer with a good disinfectant and give it a good deep cleaning.
Lighting. Lighting affects the mood and, believe or not, productivity. Natural lighting is always best, but it’s not always accessible from every workstation. A sunlight desk lamp with a natural full spectrum sun light bulb is an excellent alternative. Another option is introducing a 3 way lamp to your workspace with a warm light bulb. Warm lighting feels more natural.
Soothing and Relaxing Music. Music is a powerful thing. It has a direct effect on a person’s mood on a subconscious level. It reduces stress.
Comfortable Chair. Find a relaxing ergonomic chair that supports the back. We spend many long hours sitting at our desks. Don’t sit in pain. Find a chair that supports your head, neck and lumbar area.
Words of affirmation. Positive words can be transformative. It transforms people. Essentially these positive words, phrases program the mind so that subconsciously it starts to affect our thoughts, then behaviors and attitude, thus transforming our lives. So always display words and phrases that uplift your spirits within your workspace.
Now Master the art of letting go. And finally the key to creating a relaxing work environment is allowing yourself meditate and let go of the stressers of the day. “So you had a bad day,” Write down what attributed to your bad day on a board, like the Buddha Board, and watch it evaporate away.
Don’t over think it. Don’t dwell on it. Let it go. So you had a bad day. It’s OK, tomorrow is a new day. Relish in the possibilities it will bring. Enjoy your new relaxing workspace.
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