When it comes to the home, it’s usually the home office that tends to be the only productive space in the house. Sure, it’s great that there’s one space that’s solely dedicated to working, but sometimes it’s better to have a little something in each room at home to help push that productivity. If you think about it, each room in your home has a purpose and that purpose alone is quite important.
This could include the living room where the intention is to relax and socialise, the kitchen is meant for cooking and eating, and the bathroom is where you go to get cleaned and dressed. All of these have a productive use but it never hurts to push this productivity a little more. These are some of the best tips to achieve that!
1. Get Rid of Clutter to Increase Productivity
Clutter is the enemy of productivity. It can take a toll on your mental health, and it can also affect your physical health. Clutter can be anything like old clothes, dishes in the sink, or even unused items that you don’t know what to do with. Clutter is not always bad. There is a difference between old clothes and dishes in the sink and unused items that you don’t know what to do with. Unused items are cluttered because they don’t serve any purpose in your life right now.
Could they serve a purpose in the future, technically yes, but is it worth holding onto something that could still be deemed useless a few years from now? Chances are, there are some areas in your house that need deep cleaning, and decluttering and deep cleaning go hand in hand. A clean and open space is a happy productive space!
2. Create a Quiet Focus Area in Your Home
A quiet area is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. It’s a place where you can retreat from the noise and chaos of everyday life and enjoy some solitude. It’s important to have a space in your home that can be used as a quiet area.
Some ways to make this happen are:
- choose furniture that doesn’t collect dust or create noise, like leather or cotton furniture, instead of fabric
- use heavy curtains or blinds to keep noise out
- use soundproofing materials on the walls
- choose carpets over hardwood floors.
This may sound like a lot of work, but in the end, it’s completely worth it for that quiet space.
3. Have An Organised Work Station
In order to be productive and efficient, you need to have an organised workstation. The first step is setting up your desk. Make sure that you have enough space for everything that you need and make sure that it’s not cluttered.
Next, make sure that your computer monitor is at eye level so you don’t strain your neck or back when working on it. You want to make sure that the screen is within a comfortable viewing distance so that it doesn’t take too much effort to look at it. You also want to make sure the screen brightness isn’t too bright or too dim. Finally, make sure that you are comfortable while working on your computer by having the right chair height and sitting position for yourself.
4. Make Your Bed
Believe it or not, keeping even the smallest parts of your home tidy, such as your bed can make a huge difference to your productivity. Starting the day on the right foot with a nicely made bed just seems to make all the difference.
5. Eat Healthy Foods for Increased Creativity and Productivity
Many people believe that eating healthy foods will increase their creativity and productivity levels. Eating healthy food will keep you away from junk food which can affect your mental clarity and concentration levels. Junk food can also cause temporary spikes in blood sugar levels which can be detrimental to your energy levels and moods as well.
The following are some of the top foods to eat for increased creativity and productivity:
- Red grapes
- Chocolate milk (without sugar)
- Eggs with spinach
So why not stock up your kitchen with these?
6. Create a Vision Board
A vision board may sound a bit childish but believe it or not, they do actually work! The first step is to find images that represent the desired outcome. This could be anything from an image of the person’s dream home to an image of their dream job, or even an image of their ideal body. Once they have found the right images, they can then cut them out and paste them on the poster board or corkboard.
They should also include any quotes that inspire them and affirmations about how they will achieve these goals. Alternatively, you can go the faster route and get some canvas prints and find images online. This is faster, cleaner, and it’s cheaper too.