Each one of us has different ways of spending a relaxing weekend. For most movie enthusiasts, what’s a better way to spend the weekend but to watch disjointed season 3 at the comfort of the home? But if you work on weekends, of course, you don’t have the luxury to watch a movie but you can always make your workplace a more relaxing place to be.
While many people claim to thrive in a stressful work environment, others prefer to work in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. If your job is stressful by nature, switching jobs may not be an option, but you can still optimize your workspace to make it a more relaxing place to spend your time and do your work. This can help you feel less stressed while also increasing your productivity. The most important aspect of creating a relaxing workspace is to decorate it in a way that you enjoy. You’re on the right track if it feels right to you.
Get rid of the clutter
All those piles of paper lying all over your desk make you look not only disorganized but also stressed and maybe even overwhelmed. Although they don’t have to be archived vertically right away, you can sort and organize them in, for example, folders on your desk or somewhere else hidden from view. The only paperwork on your desk should really only be the papers directly related to your current job. If you don’t find any other tip helpful, do this one. You will really notice a huge improvement in your productivity once the clutter/distraction is gone
Invest in a high-quality comfortable chair
When you’re forced to be chained to your desk, you want to feel comfortable. If you’re constantly fidgeting because you don’t feel comfortable in your chair, you’ll be distracted and become less observant. Most employers really want to create a pleasant workplace for their employees, so don’t hesitate to request a nice office chair, for example. And if that doesn’t work, you can always buy one yourself. Go to an office supply store and try out all the chairs to find one you like. Don’t just pick what’s on sale or what looks comfortable. Try it before you buy it! It really is an investment that comes to you.
Get a good laptop or desktop and screen
Especially for the self-employed among us who do not get a laptop for use from the business. The laptop is by far the most popular, but a good (mini) desktop can certainly come in handy. Make sure it contains a fast SSD so that you can switch very quickly. An i5 processor is more than enough for most office professions to run different programs side by side. I myself mounted a mini desktop on the back of a 34” screen. Works perfectly and it’s so much nicer to work with a large screen. Another method is that you put two screens next to each other. This saves you so much more time, leaving you time for other important things. Buy a small fan. Office buildings with recirculated air can become stuffy and old. Combat that with a small fan on your desk that ensures that the air in your workspace (including at home) continues to circulate.
By this, I do not mean that you should invest in biodegradable or recycled materials. I mean, add some greenery to your workspace in the form of plants. And fake plants, that’s certainly not what we’re going for. Instead, pick up only real, live, oxygen-generating plants. It helps with the stale air problem, but it also helps to liven things up and make it a more inviting space.
Adjust your lighting
Is it too bright or insufficiently bright? Adding a desk lamp to your work area is a simple way to increase the amount of light in your workspace. If you don’t have your own office or work from home, the darkening can be more difficult, but if you do and prefer the darkness, go ahead and turn off the lights.
Add some noise or noise
Working in a completely quiet environment can be quite distracting for some people (for me, for example), so adding a little “noise” can help. The kind of “noise” you want to add depends entirely on your own taste. Some people may benefit from music while others may enjoy the simplicity of such a desktop water fountain and the relaxing sound of running water.
Personalize your space
Could a stranger, looking at your work area, find out something about you? Doesn’t it have a personal touch? If so, maybe you could spice it up a bit to feel more at home. Family photos are a big personal item that you’ll find on many people’s desktops, but there are many other ways you can personalize your space. Swap that boring desk calendar for one with a little more flair, buy some colorful paper clips and a fun mouse pad, or stick your favorite comic strip on the wall. The possibilities are endless.