Working from home gives me the luxury of having complete control over my workspace. However when I've worked other jobs I've always known the importance of having a productive and inspiring work environment. When you think about how long we sit at our desks it's hard to believe that we don't put more effort into them as that is where the majority of our week is spent. So, whether you work from home or in an office here are a few ways to create a productive work environment.
Keep it clean: My biggest advice to anybody who works at a desk is to clean it out at the end of every single day. Sounds a lot, right? When you think about how much you put on your surfaces and especially if you eat at your desk, it's so easy for it to become dirty. A quick 5 minutes at the end of the day just to gather any wrappers or scraps of paper will make your space a much nicer place to sit at 9am the next day.
Make it personal: You can do this in so many ways. You can put pictures of loved ones up, add small little trinkets or even as something as simple as making your desktop a picture that you love. My favourite thing about my workspace is that I've got some of my favourite possessions around which makes spending 9 hours a day sat at it a pleasure.
Add some greenery: If your workspace is a looking a little sad and bland than how about adding a plant to it? My favourites, of course, are cactuses, as they're easy to look after and don't need an incredible amount of sunlight which is great for an office space. Having a little bit of life on my desk improves my environment a lot more than I could ever have imagined and who doesn't like seeing their little plants bloom?
Keep it clutter-free: Especially if you're not blessed with a large desk space than keeping clutter to a minimal is vital. If you have the luxury of a draw then utilise it as much as possible, keep all notepads and other stationary essentials organised away so they don't take up any extra space.
Do you have tips for creating a productive workspace?