You know how when your wife or husband goes away and you have the house all to yourself?
And how it often becomes messy because you fall into this weird state? And then, because everything is the way it is, you end up watching Netflix the entire time and not being productive at all?
Even though you had wonderful plans for cleaning the house, cooking nice meals, going to the gym, etc… you just didn’t feel like it.
Organize your workspace
Well, the same thing happens to you when the workspace is not organized!
If you keep leaving mugs, candy wrappers, food containers, and other unnecessary things at your desk at work, it will put you in the “I don’t feel like it” mood.
You should also dust it regularly and make sure your surface is not sticky!
To keep your workspace organized is such an obvious thing, yet it is often overlooked!
Because we spend approximately 7 hours at our jobs, it really matters how we feel while we are there.
If we keep our desks clean by removing rubbish and putting away whatever we are not using at the moment, we will be more productive and more motivated to come back to work the following day! We will also be able to react quicker and navigate through tasks easier.
It’s not just an office thing
This is not only applicable to an office environment. It is the same in any other work environment and your home. In places where they prepare food, they use the principle “Clean As You Go”. That way, they ensure workstations remain clean and organized. This is something that we should all use in our everyday life.
For instance, this is also applicable to your mobile phones and computers. Be honest, how likely is it that you will use a computer that has a desktop looking like something threw up on it?
If you sort everything out, use folders and subfolders, you will organize all your files and it will be easier to get around.
Organization is key. This has been repeated so many times by people from different sectors that it is surprising we still have to say it. ?
But, repetition is the mother of learning so, hopefully, we will all remember to keep things in order. Surely, that will help us be our most productive selves!