Your office or cubicle may be yards away from a window, and your office mates not believe in feng shui, but reshaping your environment to promote wellness is possible in any workspace. The space you work in has a direct effect on your mood, and your mood has a direct effect on your co-workers and quality of work. Try these four simple tactics to organize your workspace and up your creativity and that of your colleagues.
Aim to have at least half of your desk free of stuff. Any more than half will likely make your workload seem overwhelming. A nice way to keep your glass at half full is consistently keeping your desk space half empty.
Don’t Go the Easy Route
It’s logical to think, “I use my stapler multiple times a day, so I need it nearby.” However, placing items you use often far enough away to inspire a reach, or even better, a stand, stimulates your mind and body. It’s hard to remember to move with deadlines and emails taking up your line of sight. By placing frequently used items a little farther away, your body and mind are encouraged to remain active.
Remove Monsters from Under the Bed
By placing clutter underneath your desk, you lose room to stretch your legs, and block energy from stretching your mind. At the end of your week, do an under-your-desk check. Whatever it is, if you didn’t use it at all this week, chances are you won’t next week, either. Regular removal of under-the-desk bin trash can also clean out your mind and prepare you for the coming week.
Bring the Outside In
Plant life in the office has been proven to improve performance and enhance wellness. Plants reduce CO2 and ambient noise while providing life-supporting oxygen. Trees and flowers are an excellent way to add privacy to your space, and if your space is void of natural light, succulents and cacti will suffice.
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