The concept of minimalism is to use as little as possible and to make more time and space for things that really matter. When you’re working, it’s normal to feel buried under paper and tasks and wish for a way to organise it all better. With a little bit of prep, you can bring minimalism into your workspace and feel happier and healthier while you work!
#1 Keep your space tidy
Make sure your desk and surrounding area is nice and tidy, have a look at the items surrounding your work area and make sure they’re limited to essentials and things that don’t distract you. Keep inspiring items close and remove all clutter, that way when you sit down to do some work you’ll feel enlightened and invigorated! Try adding some indoor plants or succulents that don’t need much work to your desk to get a nice greenery boost!
#2 Have a uniform
If you work from home, a great way to get to work quickly is to have a designated work uniform, this also works if you have an office job, as you can pair up some shirts with a skirt or trousers and wear them in different combinations all week. This frees up some time that you don’t have to think about what you’re wearing and, if you work from home, keeping to a set uniform will help you get in the mood to work.
#3 Limit your tools
It’s time to go through your tools and decide what you really need. Do you really need five different photo-editing apps and three word processors to get to work? Try to be critical and highlight things that are standing in the way of your productivity. If you have more than one productivity app they will conflict with each other, so it’s best to just cut them down to the bare bones and use what you know works.
#4 Be regular
Make sure you stick to a regular schedule of breaks and allow yourself some time to de-clutter your workspace. During a deadline or project your desk could get inundated with papers and pens but once you have a spare few moments, restoring order is almost like stress aversion therapy. Your head will feel clearer and you can get to work again!
#5 Be realistic
Don’t be too hard on yourself and know that it’s impossible to complete every task. It’s more important that you’re happy and healthy so take some time at your desk to do a few visualisation techniques and breathe, give yourself a break to eat something nourishing and delicious and be proud of the work you’re doing.
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