We all struggle with productivity at times, and a cluttered, messy, or even simply inefficient workspace can make it even trickier to be productive and get your work done. Wasted time is one of the most frustrating things in our fast-paced, busy lifestyles. Especially when that wasted time means falling behind on deadlines and having to slot work into free time.
Optimizing your workspace for efficiency is an excellent way to naturally increase productivity, without the help of caffeine, sugar, or twenty jumping jacks (you do what you must, right?). In this post, we share our top tips for optimizing your workspace, so that you can have plenty of free time for fun.
5 best ways to optimize your workspace
With the changes seen since Covid-19 hit the world's stage, many businesses have encouraged or allowed employees to work from home. If this is the case for you, you may be reading this because you don’t get as much work done from your home workstation as you used to at the office.
Or perhaps you’re at the office again but are still frustrated at the reduction in your productivity. Everyone is different and there can be a variety of reasons why you are not performing at your best, so we have a variety of ways to optimize your space. Here are Lucyd’s top tips:
Get a comfortable chair
The most important aspect of any good working environment is a comfortable, supportive chair. A bad (or even average) chair can give you back pains and problems and can make you feel never-quite-right, making you less effective. Investing in a supportive chair will make it easier to spend long periods of time seated, and will ensure that you’re comfortable while doing it.
It is also important to ensure that your chair is adjusted to the right height. Make sure that you are not straining your neck to look at the screen, and that your elbows aren’t bumping the table uncomfortably.
Keep your workspace clean and tidy
Having a tidy workspace helps you to have a tidy mind. Keep everything that you need for work within reaching distance, and remove any unnecessary clutter. Keeping things in their place, and cleaning up after every day allows you to start fresh in the morning so that you’re ready to get started as soon as you log onto your computer.
Have the right headgear
If you like to listen to music while working, choose the right headgear for your productivity needs. If you need to block out all outside distractions so that you can concentrate solely on your work, noise-canceling headphones will be a great investment. If you’re working in an office and need to be able to hear when your colleagues need you, Lucyd smart glasses are ideal. They let you listen to your favorite songs perfectly while keeping you connected to your surroundings.
Protect your eyes
Do your eyes feel sore and strained after a day in front of the computer? Eye strain is a common problem in our modern world, as the blue light from screens makes it difficult for our eyes to focus, resulting in strain. Using blue light-blocking glasses is great for eye protection, and will reduce strain and soreness, so you can keep going for as long as you need.
Use good posture
Good posture is always important, but it is especially so when sitting at your desk. Slouching or leaning too far forward can cause strain on your lower back, neck, and shoulders. This is not conducive to productivity, as it causes discomfort and sometimes long-term pain and problems. Sitting up straight, with your shoulders back and the screen at the correct height allows you to continue comfortably for many hours without causing yourself temporary or even permanent harm.