How Does A Workspace Impact Entrepreneurs?
For a typical adult, more than half their day is spent sitting, as many people have desk jobs. That’s why is so important to pay attention to the physical area that you work in because it has a significant impact on either enhancing or harming your productivity.
Create Spaces for Dedicated Equipment and Accessories
For the items you use regularly, such as pens and other stationery, you want to set up an organized space for them on your desk that is within reach, but not in the way. Use a second monitor because it can better optimize your workload. However, in this day and age, workers spend about 10 hours a day looking at screens and all that blue light is not good for your eyes or sleep cycle, but blue-light-blocking glasses can help. Humans tend to enjoy order and organization, but if we have a messy workspace then we can get overstimulated. Investing in a storage system will make it easier to find everything you need, when you need it, which works wonders for efficiency and productivity in your workload.
Declutter Your Workspace
Living in clutter is more of a damper on your time and energy than you probably realize. Studies show that 49% of people have missed appointments or meetings due to trying to find a lost item. Try to carve some time of out your day to go through your things and figure out what is important enough to keep. It is crucial that you keep your workspace clean and organized, so you’re ready to start your day as soon as you get to your desk. With that in mind, it is very helpful if you tidy up your desk before you leave for the day. The more clutter you have on your desk, the harder it is to find what you need and can add additional stress to your workspace. When you begin to declutter your workspace, it will make a huge difference in helping to declutter your mind. Tidy desk, tidy mind!
Invest in Accessories that Help Your Health & Productivity
Consider investing in accessories that can support your long-term health and your posture during your long workdays at a desk. Monitor stands are a great investment, as you can align your screen to the right height to reduce neck and eye strain, and they can even help you arrange your desk without adding more clutter. Having an ergonomic keyboard and mouse can also support your health in preventing strain injuries and will keep you productive for longer. A newer accessory people have brought into their offices is footrests, they can help your posture as well but mostly footrests helps with blood circulation in your legs while sitting at a desk for hours at a time. They can easily fit under your desk and don’t take up much space.
Have a Mindfulness Corner
Having the ability to step away from your desk can significantly reduce your stress and negative moods. A simple walk around your office, or having a separate area to relax, when you’re feeling overwhelmed can help you get out of your head. Many of us would love to travel, in order to step away from work, but a much more accessible way is to spend some time during your workday doing some mindfulness training. That could be a journal prompt, or mediation, whatever you do to recognize your feelings and accept them. Mindfulness practices should be considered important and a worthwhile investment for any and all entrepreneurs.