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Creating a Productive Workspace

by | Aug 10, 2023 | Motivation

With remote work becoming popular, people are getting more creative with their workplace than ever before. With that comes the need for creativity in developing a productive workspace.   

It’s up to you to make sure you’re still able to get everything done during working hours no matter where you are. Take our advice on creating a space that promotes productivity!  

Get painting.  

Let’s add some color to your workspace … especially if you’re working from home! Not only does changing the wall colors provide a nice change from the norm, but it can also boost creativity, happiness, and productivity! Here are a few color options that are scientifically proven to create a better workspace:

Blue: Use if your work requires focus and mental strain.  

Red: Use if your work requires physical exertion.  

Yellow: Promotes positivity, creativity, and happiness.  

Green: The easiest color on the eyes; use if you work long hours.  

A fresh coat of paint does wonders for switching up the energy in your space and keeping you motivated. If you’re unable to paint the walls, try incorporating these colors into your decor, furniture, and so on!  

Check your temp.  

Did you know that temperature actually plays a huge role in how much you get done? Studies show that a pleasant, productive temperature is usually 72-76°F. That’s not to say this is the only thing that could be hindering your productivity. But if you find yourself unmotivated, it may be worth it to bump your temp up or down a few degrees. 

If you work in an office and have no control over the temperature, try bringing in your own space heater or fan, depending on whether your desk gets too hot or cold during the day. In an office, there are already so many ways you can get distracted and lose productivity (e.g., chatting with coworkers, random pop-up projects) … don’t let the temperature be one of them!  

Try essential oils.  

Time to pull out those essential oils because they have some great benefits that can help you get your work done.  

If you’re new to essential oils and aren’t sure how to use them (what in the world is a diffuser?), this article give you some pointers on finding the right essential oils for you!   

Move around.  

Who said that all of your work has to be completed in one place? If you find your creativity declining throughout the day, try getting up and moving to a different location if possible.  

If you’re working from an office, this could mean getting up and moving to somewhere else in the building if possible. But if you’re working from home, the possibilities are truly endless! Head to a coffee shop, bring your laptop outside, or simply go to another room of your house. A change of scenery could be the exact cure you need when you get into that 2 p.m. slump.   

Mix your workspace up! 

Your workspace should make you feel comfortable, motivate you, and make you feel ready to conquer the world. If not, it may be time to mix things up a bit! Use our tips if you feel like it’s time for you to make some changes.   

Looking for more ways to get things done? Read our blog post on how to stay naturally energized! It’s sure to help you get productive. 

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