5 simple ways to increase productivity and get more done in your day.
Is there a television in your office? If so, consider getting rid of it. It’s a likely distraction. Additionally, while having several monitors and computers may seem like a productivity enhancer, it can also be distracting – particularly if one computer monitor has email or a social networking site up on it. Evaluate what you REALLY need in your home office and pare down if possible.
Of course people can be a distraction too. If you’re constantly bombarded by visitors or the telephone or text messages, consider turning these items off. Hang a “Do not disturb” sign on your door.
How Comfortable Are You?
If you’re uncomfortable in your office you’re going to be fidgety and distracted. Many things contribute to your comfort level. For example, is your office chair supportive? Do you have a comfortable place to rest your feet? Is your desktop too tall or too short?
What about the temperature? Too hot or too cold and you may spend time feeling sluggish or shivery.
Consider using high quality natural daylight light bulbs. These bulbs are the closest thing to natural light. They make you feel awake and improve your ability to function and increase your productivity.
Clutter is distracting. It’s also stressful and a waste of time. If you have to spend more than a few seconds looking for something in your office, it’s too much.
Create systems that keep your office organized and your workspace clutter free. Follow through on those systems by creating habits. For example, when you get the mail each day, don’t just dump it on top of the pile. Sort it and file it immediately.
Color and Design
Consider the colors on your walls, the layout of your furniture and how comfortable you feel. If you dread going in there then it’s certainly not doing the job.
Look for colors that support your personality and increase productivity. Rearrange the furniture so you’re comfortable. You want your office to be a place you look forward to going into each day.
Spend some time analyzing what is and isn’t working in your home office. Make changes and evaluate the outcome. Are you more productive? Chances are the answer will be a resounding YES!
What have you done to your workspace to increase your productivity? Please share below.
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