Imagine a space that’s clean, organized and clutter-free. And everything that surrounds you reflects who you are and who you want to be. It is so much easier to flow through your workday when everything is at ease. Your mind is clear and your energy freed to be in the present moment. Sounds good doesn’t it? Think about your current workspace. Do you feel inspired? Is it clutter-free are you able to think clearly?
If you didn’t answer yes to any of those questions, don’t worry you will be able to by the end of this post. Here are some tips to help you create an inspiring workspace:
De-clutter your workspace.
This is probably the most important thing you can do to create an inspiring workspace and increase your productivity. Clutter weighs our minds, takes up space and decreases our motivation. Clutter also blocks the new ideas and possible opportunities from coming into our lives. You don’t have to de-clutter all in one day, take it in stride and focus on certain areas of your workspace one at a time.
Change habits that create clutter.
In order to “de-clutter” you should stop clutter at its source. When you decide to bring something into your workspace ask yourself, is this really useful? Do I really need this? Some of us might need to attend a hoarder’s anonymous, but if you can’t find a place to put it get rid of it. At the end of the day its only taking up space.
If possible create a room or alcove that will help to keep you focused. Loud televisions, a sink full of dirty dishes, or an empty bed inviting you for a nap will only help you to prolong your tasks. So if your workspace isn’t helping you to be productive, change it immediately!
Create your own view.
This is when you actually make your vision board come to life. As they say, seeing is believing, so select inspirational artwork that will spark your creativity or peaceful imagery that will help you focus.
You’ll feel more motivated and have a positive outlook if your purpose for working is reflected in your surroundings. Create a mission statement or have objects, quotes and visuals that remind you why you are doing this. For example, pictures of your family are always a good reminder that you are putting in a lot of hard work for them.
Implementing these simple tips will you help you create a workspace that supports your health and well being, especially if your employer allows you to work from home. Create a workspace that would make your boss want to leave his/her office. Remember the more positive the space the more productive you are!