An Optimal Work Space Is All You Need


“Take rest, a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”

There is no denial to the fact that productivity is never an accident. It’s always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. A high-stress environment can never bear good fruit and any element of pressure takes away all the positive urges that would have acted as a booster to your efficiency.

“Thought is the organizing factor in man, intersected between the casual primary instincts and the resulting actions.”

Have you ever wondered what it feels like when you enjoy being in your workplace? It is said that “for every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” Have you ever calculated the time you spend looking for something? Taking out some time and systematically planning out the whole workstation and creating an optimal environment to be able to work efficiently and productively becomes very important.

Just try and keep the following things in mind when you get set to go to work, so that you can actually work without the unnecessary stress and pressures.

Know Your Own Work Style

Don’t try to change your routine work in the race of changing your dreadfully sterile workstation. Everyone has different styles of working, but there are lots of little tricks to make your life easier. Take one step at a time. Don’t try to over-exaggerate your limits. Set your targets according to your needs and capabilities. The basic idea is to know yourself and the style you follow.

Add A Human Touch to your Workspace

Why not add a new touch to your dead work station that is remotely humane? You spend ten to twelve hours of your day working in the same place, more than your own home. Adding a visual touch to your desk won’t take much time. An overwhelming emotional response when you enter your workstation not only refreshes you, but adds a positive energy that motivates you in each and every aspect.

It’s All About Being Organized

Organization is the most important step you need to take. Place everything within your reach. It can be your pen, notebook, essential documents, sheets, etc. List all the important things that are unavoidable. Lets say your set of reference sheets, books, notepads, etc. This makes you clear out the clutter. It is very important to organize yourself as it makes it easier for you to put your best into any assignment.
Accumulating even the unnecessary stuff results in huge piles of clutter and results in a mess, and then you again tend to fall in an unorganized pit. Once everything is well organized, just make sure to place it back after use.

Desk Setup

Its advisable to set up your physical desk layout according to your comfort, even if it needs to be done from scratch. Avoid junk, tangled up cords, and even mouse pads. Try to replace your computer systems with laptops. Comfortable chairs are costly, but they would be worth the investment if you are comfortable and relaxed during long work sessions.

Virtual Workspace Also Takes A Stand

For a web designer or developer, the virtual space is by far the most important aspect in the creation of an optimal productive environment. Don’t try to force yourself into some organizational technique where it becomes almost impossible for you to put it into practice. Start from scratch by creating folders and sub-folders on your computer. Differentiate your project files on the basis of their utility. Take the best advantage of your Virtual Space.

Take Out Time For Yourself

Take out some time for yourself where you can actually get involved in some recreational activity. Sometimes, the most urgent thing you can possibly do is to take rest. To tell you frankly, rest is not idleness, and as Ernest Hemingway has rightly said, “I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.” Try to avoid personal communication during resting hours. Give some time to yourself and relax your mind to be able to put in creativity at the best possible ends.

It may not apply to everyone, but music helps and adds to your productivity. Experiment with different music. If you are a music lover, change your playlist every week, as per your needs.

Final Thoughts

When you have done all of this, the only thing left is an in-depth survey of your workplace. Just keep looking out for new, much more relaxing and attractive techniques to transform your workspace into an optimized station, which would help you increase your productivity. It actually prevents the gradual degradation of all your in-built creativity.

“Simplicity is the best policy”

2 Comments on "An Optimal Work Space Is All You Need"

  1. Will Ayers says:

    Great article. Some photos of examples and inspiration would be a great touch!

  2. Espreson says:

    I loved and believe “Simplicity is the best policy”..That you mentioned very authentically

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