Although the office is supposed to be a place for productive and efficient work, that isn’t always the case. In fact, sometimes your workplace can turn into one of the least effective locations for getting things done. Instead of succumbing to reduced productivity, here are few ways to help you create a more focused work environment.
- Set up near a window – Research says natural light encourages alter ness, decreases stress, improves mood, and increases productivity in the process. Looking out the window every 20 minutes can reduce eye strain.
- Consider a standing desk setup – Research says standing desks can compact the negative effects of sitting all day, which includes increases blood pressure and blood sugar, poor cholesterol levels, and an increases risk of cardiovascular disease. They can also help you get more done.
- Invest in ergonomics chair – Research says an ergonomics chair can reduce physical discomfort, which could detract from your ability to stay focused.
- Keep a plant nearby – Research says living plants can increase your wok performance by purifying the air in your office (which can reduce the cancer of you getting sick and having to be absent from work). They may also help sustain focus and alertness, improve mood, and reduce stress.
- Use a keyboard and mouse for enhanced ergonomics – Research says both items help reduce strain on the wrists and arms. A non-ergonomics chair can leave you feeling uncomfortable, and may negatively affect your ability to focus.
- Accessorise strategical for a more organised workflow – Research says a cluttered desktop can hinder focus. An organised desktop can save time because every item has a specific place (and you won’t waste time looking for things).