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The Right Distractions

The Right Distractions

Some people are creative in a quiet environment, while others hit the flow state to the pounding beat of their favorite song. 

Neither pattern of activity is right or wrong. The essential point is that to be aware of aware of what works for you when working. You can take notice of how you respond to these sorts of environmental factors and stage your day accordingly

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When you leverage the fact that you have emotional and mental responses to specific places, you can dramatically increase your productivity. 

Each person’s optimal environment will look a bit different, but there are a few general elements to take into consideration....

Trigger your mind to change activities with small physical cues:

  • standing up instead of perching on your chair at your elevated desk; 
  • moving your mouse from one side of the keyboard to the other; 
  • sliding your chair over to a different portion of you...

If a custom workspace isn’t feasible, make small adaptations to your workspace: 

  • Bringing in a small lamp with a soft white light bulb for a warmer glow
  • Keeping fresh flowers or plants in your area
  • Putting up some favorite pieces of art or ins...

Have all of the tools you need laid out organized and within arm’s reach. This makes you more efficient and reduces your resistance to doing a certain task because it requires getting up to fetch something. 

If you can’t leave everything out or you have a mobile working situatio...

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Figure out your morning flow

Starting your day on a high note sets the tone for the rest of your day (or even week). 

Think about the one thing that boosts your mood in the morning and incorporate it into your routine. Whatever it is, stick to it as that’ll give you a clear mind and set you up for a productive d...

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Reduce the stress of clutter

  • Apply constraints and stick to them: to tabs open in your browser, notebooks, magazines etc.
  • Use small storage spaces: Less room means less room for clutter.
  • Set time aside to clean, sort, and discard every single month.
  • Cle...

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Natural light

Natural light is the most fundamental element of a welcoming space.

Employees prefer natural light and views of the outdoors to onsite cafeterias, fitness centers, and daycare. Natural light not only improves health and wellness among workers; it also has been shown to encourage cre...

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