Turn Your Desk Into a Workplace Sanctuary
Most people don’t put much thought into their desk organization at work. Whether the label maker is your best friend or you can never seem to find the document you need to save your life, you’re probably pretty set in your habits either way. But you would probably be much more willing to change a few things about your desk if you knew that your practices affect your productivity and attitude at work everyday.
According to an Entrepreneur.com article, the average employee in offices spend over an hour of their day “looking for things.” This is pretty disturbing when you think about how much productive work you could finish in an hour. Not only does a disorganized workspace cause you to waste time, but it also increases your stress levels.
Yes, Even Your Desk Can Be A Sanctuary
Turning your desk from a daunting pile of documents into your very own sanctuary can do a surprising amount for your mood and efficiency at work every day. Redesigning your desk with feng shui, the practice of arranging objects to attract positive energy, is a great way to make a much more conducive space for a calm and serene place to work.
Take the time to simplify what you keep on your desk surface and make a point to tidy it up everyday before you leave. Starting the next day being greeted by a clean space can do more than you think for your piece-of-mind. Adding little personal touches like a family photo to your desktop or a desk plant can also do a lot to make you feel at home in a place you spend the majority of your time. Desk plants can even improve your ability to carry out cognitive tasks and concentrate by 10 to 15 percent.
Investing just a little time and effort into brightening up your bland desk space and creating a visually-inspiring environment for yourself to work in can help you be both happier and more successful at everything you do when you go into the office.
Check out the following infographic from the folks at National Pen Co. for some great tips on desk organization!