Christmas is almost here, which means that before we know it, we’ll be catapulted into 2019 and that means deadlines, long hours and working hard until our next well deserved break. So if you’re already limbering up for 2019s work load then why not make a start on making it all a little easier? Having the perfect office space means that you’ll be comfortable, happy in your little environment and even be able push your productivity. Whether you work from home or you just need somewhere to tackle life’s admin, bills, appointments, documents and the like, we all need somewhere to focus and concentrate away from the hubbub of the house. Don’t believe me? Try these 4 ways to create the perfect working environment.
A clear working environment means a clear mind, which in turn allows you to focus. From your paperclips to your printer, everything should have a place and be easily accessible. Working can seem so much more laborious if you have to take the laptop to the other side of the house to plug it into the printer to get some documents printed. Make sure you have a home for your stationary, including pens, papers and ink – try the Envy All In One Cartridge to up your printing game – knowing where everything is will make your working life so much easier.
Here comes the sun
When it comes to creating the perfect den of productivity, natural light is a must have. It’s a scientific fact that exposure to sunlight will not only give you a vitamin D boost but also boost your mood and your productivity. If possible, work in a room with a nice window that lets plenty of light in. If that’s not possible right now then don’t worry – consider upping your lighting game with some smart LED lighting solutions, which mimic natural light and could potentially have the same effect.
Add some green
Got a spare place on your desk? Or have an empty corner that you just don’t know what to do with? Instead of putting another picture of your friends and family up – no offence of course – why not try something green? A simple potted plant, Venus fly trap, a little cactus or something you just like the look of. If you’re not so great at keeping plants alive, don’t worry opt for something plastic. Studies have shown that introducing a little greenery to your working space actually boost productivity and your mood!
Add another monitor
If you have multiple screens up you might be worried about feeling overwhelmed, but you’d be amazed at how productive you can be – especially when you’re on the phone to clients – if you have two screens working at the same time. You can open multiple applications and programs without worrying about accidentally crossing any off – you’ll have more room on your desktop and you’ll wonder how you ever got on with just one! Give it a try!