My workspace plays such an important role in my week. It’s where I spend hours upon hours each day so it’s important to me that it’s visually pleasing and allows me to work at my best and feel inspired. Below are a few simple tips to elevate your workspace and create a more productive environment.
I like to start off my day looking at a clean, organised space. It helps me to collect my thoughts, focus and organise my tasks and to-dos more clearly. There’s nothing worse than starting off a work day looking at a heap of junk and with the added task on your to-do list of finding a home for it all. Make it a rule to remove any clutter and loose ends from your work space at the end of each day.
2. Use a To-Do List / Weekly Planner
I’m a very visual person when it comes to my daily and weekly tasks. Physically writing my tasks down each day reinforces what I need to accomplish that day and week, along with helping me to prioritise. Being able to see your to-dos at a glance will help you remain focused and on track (procrastination is not your friend!).
3. Get some Desk Storage
As much as I dislike having to hold onto bits of paper, sometimes it’s unavoidable. I always have a paper tray on my desk to keep my press releases, invites, and other paper matter somewhere that’s out of the way yet accessible.
4. Make It Aesthetically Pleasing
Along with being a space where daily tasks get done and hundreds of emails pumped out, my workspace also needs to be a source of inspiration. Given a workspace is something that you will look at on the daily, add a touch of your personality to it with books, candles and cute stationary.
5. Go Green
Office plants are great at filtering the air and studies have shown they can increase productivity (and let’s be real, they’re nice to look at). Opt for something low maintenance that doesn’t need to be watered daily.
6.Use a Diary
Lastly, if you aren’t already, use a diary to keep track of deadlines and organise your life. I prefer to use a physical diary to write things down in but I also use the calendar on my iPhone so I can check what I have on when I don’t have my diary with me.
This post is in collaboration with Kikki-K