Setting the Scene for a Productive Day
If a custom workspace isn’t feasible, make small adaptations to your workspace:
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You might not be in a position to choose your workspace, but there are quick fixes: look for a spot with natural light from a window or skylight, take a walk outside when you feel stuck, or simply explore a new location.
A new environment can quite literally lead to new ideas.
It's when your brain knows that when you’re in a certain place, you’re taking a certain action.
Take advantage of the way different locations affect you. Our brains love habits, and if we can associate certain qualities with different places, it can help us get into a better working flow.
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. Natura...
People who work in offices with leafy green plants concentrate better than those who work without greenery. Reconnecting workers with a natural environment results in fewer sick days.
Adding some plants to the office will give your team both a brain and a mood boost.
How do your teams work best? What are their physical and technological needs?
The seven attributes to consider when determining your optimal workspace: location, enclosure, exposure, technology, temporality, perspective, and size.
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 ro...
Not looking away from the computer doesn’t translate into productivity. A good way to boost your motivation throughout the day is to take small exercise breaks.
You can do anything from stretches to treadmill runs, just to get your blood flowing and boost your brain function by moving your body. It also sets the tone for a more energetic afternoon.
Mapping your goals in a visual way is key, as seeing them makes them more real. You’re more likely to follow through on your ideas if you pen them.
Write down your top priorities and designate ways and blocks of time to tackle them. Also minimize distractions (i.e., social media notifications, alarms, news alerts, etc.) to get these things done.