HOW TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY WITH EASY IDEAS TO ORGANIZE YOUR DESK AND AVOID THE MESS
Fresh start often means fresh ideas. In a purpose of improving yourself, I recommend you to first focus on the primary place we usually spend all the most of our day : our office room or more precisely our desk. Organize a desk can seem tricky if you define yourself as a sort of messy person or if you don’t know how to set your desk to be efficient. This is why I’m giving you the best easy ideas to organize it in a way of avoiding the mess that can distract yourself.
White it up
White is an inherently positive color associated with purity, light, cleanliness, possibility and perfection. It represent a successful beginning. It is often used as a color of simplicity which is something really important in your office room. You should feel it as a serenity, calm, bright and encouraging place. Welcoming you to give the best of you, to achieve daily goals and feel satisfied by the end of the day.
It’s okay if your desk isn’t white, it can be any color you’d prefer. Start with a state of mind of being happy when seeing it. It shouldn’t be a place you’re avoiding. Clean your desk as you would clean your mind, set it up as a happy place where you feel comfortable and confident about what will happen next. A peaceful desk for a lot of success! So if you still want to white it up, I just suggest you to add small touches of white in your furniture or decoration. It can be a white mug to put some pencils, a plant jar – because indoor plants are really good at releasing stress and anxiety. Some white shelves, a white booknote or whatever that is white and eye-catching in your office.
2. Determine your workspace
It’s a good idea to separate your desk space in different areas. First thing first : declutter everything you didn’t need over the past months! You probably won’t need it this year either. Put in front of you what you always use, your screen – computer or laptop – keyboard, mouse, notepad, some pencils and that’s it ! You don’t need too much. Remember that less is more!
Then sort your stuff per categories – in drawers what’s not really aesthetic or private, in boxes what takes up extra space like small furnitures. Don’t forget to add labels if you won’t remember them all, because the point is to NOT waste time by looking everywhere to find something.
Next are files, supplies, to-do lists and what’s need to be done : put by your side what’s important (I do have some kind of clip/pin board for important reminders, it’s a really great thing to have!) and sort them by priorities. Because sometimes, you might feel a bit lost with papers & to-do’s everywhere in the house! It will feel rewarding to classify everything that has been done by each day/week/month and to keep in mind what you’re able to achieve that will, by the end, boost you up even more! Let’s be proud of ourselves.
When you’re about to start your working time, think of what you will or might need for the next few hours. Try to anticipate what you’ll need so you won’t have to get up from your desk every 10 or 30 minutes because you forgot something. Prep your working day with everything at fingertips so it can be less wasted time and more productivity! Get yourself an extra shelve, drawer or anything you want to put a box of tissues, some coffee, tea or water, little snacks, … Set up you clock/alarm for meetings or appointments, comfy shoes and warm clothes to not be cold, extra pair of glasses + cleaning kit, charging station for your phone, tablet, …
I’m pretty sure that if you start with these 3 basic steps to organize your desk, it might actually really help! It’s really reachable for anyone as it’s really easy to set up. It does not require a large budget even if you start from zero. I’m just convinced that organizing your desk in a fresh and clean place will give you a better state of mind to start your day and do your best! Sometimes it can be as simple as it is, so let’s do this !
I will keep you posted about my own new desk organization as soon as it’s the way I imagined! But tell me more about yours! Do you work from home? Or if not, do you still have an office room or a desk? Do you feel positive about working there? Do you think of improving its organization?
I can’t wait to hear about you!