There’s no way around it: work can be stressful. Whether it’s a strict deadline or confusing project, we’ve all felt overwhelmed while on the job. Today, we want to discuss a few tips that will make your workspace feel like a place in which you actually want to spend time.
1. Add Some Personal Touches
If there’s one way to make any space better, it’s to add a personal touch. No one likes to spend time in a place that feels devoid of personality. For example, photographs of friends or family can add much needed warmth. Any kind of decorations that reflect who you are can go a long way in making your workspace that much better of a place.
2. Give your Space Flow
Working in a cramped space can make it difficult to stay focused. Sometimes, the best way to be productive is to allow yourself a couple of minutes to get up and walk around. Make sure you leave space around wherever you’re sitting to stretch your legs. While some of us are better at staying focused than others, everyone needs a break now and then. Give yourself room to take one.
3. Don’t Underestimate How Much Desk Space You Need
This one is easy to overlook. If you’ve worked an office job before, you know how quickly that space can become full. Because of this, when ordering your desk, consider this: bigger may be better. It may even be worth investing in an L-Shape desk to give yourself that extra bit of real estate. No matter what size you need, our Iron Age desk selection is second to none.
4. Center Your Space Around Your Desk
This one ties in with tip #2. It’s important to design your space with your desk in mind. Make it the centerpiece of your room (if you have that kind of design freedom). For example, your workspace might have a window that features a great view. If this is the case, situate your desk to make sure you can maximize that vista. Beyond just prioritizing your room arrangement around your desk, we also encourage rearranging your space from time to time for some much-needed variety.
5. Stay Organized!
We know, we know. This one goes without saying, right? Not necessarily. While everyone knows that you’re supposed to stay organized, maintaining this habit is much easier said than done. What a lot of people don’t realize about organization is that it’s momentum based. Once the clutter starts to build up, it becomes more and more difficult to manage. Ultimately, the key to organization is to never waver in your commitment. At the end of each day, review your workspace and discard any unneeded items to ensure that you’re staying on top of the mess. A clean workspace makes for a more productive (and let’s face it, happier) worker.
There are many other ways to help reduce the stress in the workplace. Hopefully these 5 tips serve as a good starting point. Bottom line – stress is unavoidable. With the help of our top of the line Iron Age offerings (and a little extra forethought), it can be made that much more manageable.