08 Sep How to Optimize Your Workspace
Our workspaces have evolved a lot in the past years. Our priorities are changing, and our well-being is becoming more and more important when it comes to finding or keeping a job. It has also been proven that having a pleasant workspace optimizes performance and focus.
Whether you are working from home or at the office, you can apply these few tips to optimize your workspace!
Have a dedicated space to work.
If you are working from home, it is important to have a dedicated workspace so your brain can get to work. The era of the corner of the kitchen table or the sofa is over! It is important to have a space that suits you and make you focus.
Ideally, have a full room dedicated to this effect so you can isolate from noises, animals and kids (we said ideally!). If not possible, use a few furniture as dividers, like cabinets or a bookcase.
Make the space luminous.
Working in a luminous space increases your productivity and your energy level. Install your desk in front of a window. Natural lighting and scenery are proven to reduce stress, decrease headaches, and improve general mood.” *
If you are working at the office and your space isn’t exposed to natural lighting, bring a light therapy lamp.
Keep a minimalist decor to limit distractions. The colors you choose can also affect your concentration. Indeed, colors like blue have soothing effects and make the space more zen.
However, bright and warm colors activate certain areas of your brain. Up to you to choose!
Don’t forget to turn off your notifications in busier times of the day.
Stores like Ikea, Structure, Walmart, WayFair or Cosco sell adjustable desks, also known as sit-stand desks, which allow you to work in different positions. Standing up allows you to move more, and therefore be more productive and focused. Perfect for your hyperactive side!
Keep your desk clean.
If your desk is cluttered, it will be harder for you to be focused and efficient. Store as many supplies as possible in your drawers and keep on your desk only the essentials. If you don’t have a lot of space, install shelves on the wall or hanging storage.