Life is a choice: you can spend your weekdays in a dull, grey cubicle or a vibrant tidy space that you can proudly call your own. Regardless, of course, work is work, but whether you work in an office or in your own home, feeling comfortable in your own space can make a big impact to the outcome of your efforts especially when we are doing social distancing like now. While it seems a little tacky to try to get creative with your workspace, there’s nothing wrong with customising it according to your own needs and necessities. Here are some tips!

1/5 Space is everything


Photo: Courtesy of Pexels

The first thing you might want to consider when taking care of your workspace is how much space you’ve got in it. Many people seem to be so eager to customise their workspace to be as eccentric as possible that they forgot to spare some space. No matter how big or small your workspace is, it is important for you to have your own place to stretch and breath amid all the tight schedules.

2/5 Mind the lighting


Photo: Courtesy of Pexels

You wouldn’t get anything done working in a dull, dark space in the corner of a room. The most ideal working space is one that has loads of natural light. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to get all the good sunshine that you need to boost your productivity. In these cases, artificial light may be very important to help you get working—especially if your work includes reading, writing, and other desk activities.

3/5 Personalise


Photo: Courtesy of Pexels

Now that you’ve got enough space and light to get you in the right mood, the next thing you’ll want to change about your workspace is how much it supports your necessities. The tricky part about this one is there’s no definitive answer for everyone. You’ll have to be aware of your own needs and capabilities. Perhaps you can customise a bulletin board and pin up your long-term goals to help you focus or place a little nice pot of plants to leave a nice touch at your desk. The only boundary is your imagination.

4/5 Use supporting furniture


Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay

The tools and furniture you use can make a great difference to the efficiency of your work. Be generous with your stock—for instance, if you’re working with mountains of documents and paperwork, big shelves can help a great deal, and if your work requires a lot of typing, ergonomic keyboards will be very convenient to minimise muscle strains.

5/5 Get organised


Photo: Courtesy of Pexels

Your work may get frustrating sometimes, with loads of cables tangled up below your desk or a great mass of sticky notes all over the wall, both of which can be a tremendous distraction or nuisance. The key is to be creative. For instance, you can sort out cables according to their function or decorate them on your wall, and you can arrange your sticky notes based on their urgency. Organising your stuff can spare you a lot of trouble and space—it’s convenient, too.

See also: Check out Marysia Dobrazanska Reeves' Venice Beach Home

Tags: Interior, Home, Office, Working Space, Workspace, Management