Creating a calm working space is pivotal for you to maximise productivity. Here are our tips on creating a calm working environment:
#1 – De-clutter your area
Empty your bin, shred any documents you don’t need, put only essentials on your desk. A phone, clock, computer and find one inspiring piece to have there. It might be a picture of your children, a really quirky piece of decor that screams ‘you’ or an inspiring framed quote.
#2 – De-clutter your computer
Delete anything that is not relevant and sort through your inbox. This will allow you to not be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of items you need to look through in order to find that one document or email.
#3 – Bring in a plant
Research suggests that live plants do contribute to creating a calm working space, lowering blood pressure and stress levels. It could be something small like a succulent, a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a medium sized fern. If you have children, it would be nice to spend an afternoon decorating and painting a pot with them which allows you quality time and something inspiring to have at work.
#4 – Make a playlist and always have headphones handy
When you’re on lunch – go for lunch! Leave your desk and go eat somewhere quiet, put your music on and relax before you go back to work. Giving yourself that time will in fact make you more productive than if you were to work through your break. Eating at your desk is a really bad habit to get into, and by venturing out of the office you will find time to catch up with a friend for lunch!