The Ideal Workspace for Creativity & Productivity
Do you feel lazy, unmotivated or disengaged when you walk into your workspace?
Whether you’re in the office or at home, you should create the ideal work space which will talk to you on a personal level — a space that motivates you to work, one that fosters creativity.
Operating in an office space where you can engage, collaborate, connect and produce freely while remaining calm and relaxed is the key to success.
To help you create a workspace that improves your posture at work while enhancing your physical as well as mental wellbeing, we’ve got a few tips up our collective sleeve, and we’re going to share them with you, right now.
Get your ergonomics just right
Trendy workspace furniture is a must, but as trends change, your choice and expectations will change too. But, while keeping up with the latest trends is nice, comfort and practicality will form the foundations of an inspiring, productive workspace and that’s where ergonomics come in.
Ergonomic design will eliminate the development of aches and pains caused by sitting for long hours, provide comfort, give your back the support it needs, and of course, improve your posture.
When it comes to peak physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace, investing in the right furniture is essential—check out the Humbleworks adjustable wooden standing desk which will make a stylish and practical addition to your home office.
Keep your eyes on the goal
The key to a sustainable and successful workspace is organisation. So when you’re setting up your new office, always keep this in mind. Having vision boards and setting goals will motivate you to keep on track with your workspace improvements.
With your ergonomics considered and your organisational goals set, you should add mementos as well as pictures or items that will help you feel calm, happy, and inspired.
By furnishing your workspace with things that remind you of your mission and values, you will be motivated to work harder, smarter, and more successfully.
Don’t forget about space, lots of it
Believe it or not, moving around frequently will help boost your productivity. So, create enough space to move around freely in your work environment. This will help you remain creative, motivated, and inspired throughout the day. Sitting excessively is detrimental to your wellbeing, hence having the space to stand and move around will help you stay healthy while optimising your workspace.
Our body needs to move every 30 minutes, or else muscles start to lose their flexibility. A high table coupled with regular screen breaks are key to remaining energised and productive. Sit less, stand up, and move around more often. It’s that simple!
Reflect your personality
Your workspace is a reflection of who you are, so fill it with a combination of inspirational elements to create a space filled with positivity, creativity and productivity. As we said, every small personalisation you make will create an emotional connection with your workspace.
The more you express yourself through your personality, the more you are likely to express your creativity. It’s like a flow, where one concept leads to another - a productive domino effect that will boost your success in the workplace.
Give that coffee priority
Introducing regular coffee (or general drinks) breaks into your work routine will give you a reason to get up and move. Going for a coffee will get you away from your desk, giving you the freedom to move around, and relax your muscles while enhancing blood circulation.
You don’t necessarily have to have coffee but that five-minute break will help keep your energy levels up. Getting away from your desk for a little while will also give you the chance to change your environment and hopefully connect you with that all-important ‘lightbulb moment.’
Stay clean and messy
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”. Albert Einstein
There are two types of people: those who gain clarity and inspiration from a neat desk and those that get motivation from a messier, more cluttered space.
If you prefer a slightly busier workspace, don’t feel compelled to tidy it within an inch of its life. Just do what works for you. Consider which type of workspace environment makes you feel most at ease, and then go with it. As we said, providing that your ergonomics are in check and you have a comfortable workspace, you’ll be just fine.
Match your decor
Put together the elements that work best for you, whether it’s in your office, cubicle, or at home.
For example, you could paint your wall a colour that matches your ‘workflow-vibe’ and makes you happy. Sometimes, having too much white can feel empty, while darker colours can feel dull or depressing. Strike the right balance by choosing a colour scheme that suits you, and you’ll be flooded with good vibrations every working day.
Plants also make an excellent addition to any workspace as they can add colour and a natural element to your workspace. Additionally, plants are known to create an environment that increases productivity. Go for as much sunlight as possible, or in lieu of that, go for good lighting, it will make a huge difference.
Create a space that makes you happy and attracts healthy vibes and you will reap great rewards.
We hope these tips help you to boost your workspace productivity just like they did for us at HumbleWorks HQ.
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