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Looking to boost your productivity? Well if you answered yes to that very simple question then you have come to the right place! Today I will teach you how you can optimize your work environment to maximize productivity and efficiency. Read on!
In today’s world of sycophant reality TV fans it can sometimes seem insurmountably difficult to get anything done. At least thats the way I feel when surrounded by a crowd of mediocre achievers. It seems that nowadays everybody is more concerned with who the next bachelorette will be in contrast to actually getting anything done. But for you brave souls who dare to chase your dreams (or simply just achieve more) I have a wonderful bit of advice.
The key to productivity lies in how your body interacts with the feng shui of the room you are in. Feng shui can be characterized as the vibe a room lets of as a result of the spacial orientation of the items within it. Feng shui is just one of the many properties we are going to examine today in our quest to optimize your day to day productive based events. I highly recommend doing some research of your own on the topic of feng shui, as it is a topic which is vast enough to have entire books devoted to it. Here are a few of the general principles of feng shui: You want a space to be free flowing with large open areas where air can flow and circulate. Natural light is another great way to boost the overall vibe of the room. When designing your work space be sure to listen to your number one guide: Yourself. Experiment with different orientations and ask yourself which ones feel best to you. It is you after all who will be spending the most time in this space.
There are some more practical measures you can take to top out your productivity speedometer. One of which is optimizing the temperature of your workspace. Studies show that the ideal temperature for working is 71°F or 22°C. Removing junk and other unnecessary clutter can also help boost your mental clarity and sharpness. Try to stand up and move around whenever possible, this will often act as a catalyst for new and exciting thoughts. This is also where designing a layout with great feng shui comes into play. If you took my prior advice and oriented your work space to be free flowing with lots of open areas then you will have more then enough space to stand up and stretch whenever needed. Another interesting idea is the standing desk. I personally use one and would recommend everyone to at least try it. Not only is it much healthier than a traditional desk (since sitting is literally killing you) but it will also grant you the ability to pace and breed new thoughts.
Quality matters when designing a work space; the aesthetic of high quality items will add to the overall feel of the area. Are you faced with picking between plastic and glass? Choose glass. The idea behind this is that the higher quality items in your workspace will inspire you to do higher quality work. Sure it sounds a little ridiculous but I can attest to my subconscious demanding a higher level of work when I find myself in a higher quality setting. Music is the final piece of the productivity puzzle. Studies suggest that music playing in the background (not through headphones) will have an almost trance like effect on your work ethic; Passing time faster and as a direct result causing you to work in longer uninterrupted chunks. As a final word of advice I would highly recommend personalizing your work area in one way or another. You want to be comfortable while you work and a bit of personality is a great way to make your brain feel at home while it does it’s best work. That’s all folks! I hope that this guide will have some positive impact on your life. May the productivity be with you, adios.