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4 Room Improvement Tips for Productivity

Posted on September 25, 2020

Set yourself up for success by ensuring a happy and comfortable working environment at home. Here are 4 room improvement tips that will help maximize your productivity.

Organize your workspace according to your needs

Are you a project manager who hosts daily virtual meetings with your colleagues and clients? Do you work in IT and can your desk accommodate multiple computer monitors, plus other electronic devices? Maybe you’re the planner who requires a wide wall space for whiteboards and pinboards? 

These are some questions that you should consider when redesigning your home office. It’s important that your office space is optimized by the needs of your job or business to ensure that it allows you to set out what you want to achieve each day.

Bring the outdoors in

Humans have an intrinsic desire to be one with nature — that’s why we love to pop outside for fresh air when we’re stressed. This is also why the color green relaxes us. So if you can, set your desk near a window with views of outside. This will help you feel better while being stuck indoors all day, plus it’s more energy efficient to utilize natural lighting.

You can also try hanging scenic outdoor photos and landscape paintings. And of course, try taking care of indoor plants. Being surrounded by greenery will evoke feelings of overall well being, increasing your productivity and creativity.

Ergonomics is key

Sitting behind a desk for hours at a time can lead to neck and back pain with sore wrists and fingers, rendering you immobilized and unproductive. Proper home office ergonomics, including chair height and good desk posture, can help you and your joints stay relaxed and comfortable at work.

Invest in an adjustable desk chair that can support your spinal curves so that your feet can lay flat on the floor or on a footrest. Make sure that your desk isn’t too low or too high, and your screen should be about 75 cm away from your face, at eye level. Finally, when typing, your hands and wrists should be angled slightly downwards.

Colors matter

Your work environment will have an incredible influence on your energy, creativity, and focus, so it’s worth spending a little bit of time creating a pleasant vibe.

yellow

Yellows like Eggyolk is a sure-fire way to liven up a dull home office. It infuses energy, brightness, and optimism into a room to enhance creativity.

green

Greens like Bergamot calms and energizes at the same time, something all of us need when deadlines approach.

blue

If your job requires long stretches of focused time, choose a shade like Non-Photo Blue. Blues are universally known as a productive color, plus it helps you stay cool and calm throughout the day so you can focus on the task at hand.

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