INVEST IN ERGONOMICS
Get good seating support. Office furniture was made for a reason. So people who are working should be using them. Get yourself a decent ergonomic office chair and work desk that can hold all your equipment specifically those that were designed to be used with computers. Ergonomic chairs helps promote the proper alignment of your spine and make your long hours of work very confortable.
ADD SOME GREEN AND IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Researchers at Texas State University have discovered that employees with plants at their desks are more content at work than those without, they also discovered that those in the company of some greenery were even happier than those who sat by a window but had no plant. Nothing brightens up a space like other forms of life. If you can’t have co-workers, well plants are better company anyway. A bit of greenery can lift a room and make it a much more pleasant place to be.
Stress will always be a part of any work no matter how dedicated and hardworking you are. Whenever you’re talking to that horrific client of yours and keeping the stress in your system, try getting something to squeeze to relieve your stress.
LET IN THE LIGHT
Study after study shows that humans are meant to be exposed to natural sunlight during the day. Exposure to bright lights in general, but particularly to natural sunlight, keeps our minds and bodies more alert and active, which can increase productivity and focus in the workplace.
Get a recycle system and reduce the amount of paper waste.
TIDY UP THE WIRES
Wires are an ugly necessity of the modern world. What can you do to tidy up that giant pile of knots behind your desk?
Blind cords together or rubber bands You can use it at intervals so that become a giant cord.
Clamp long running wires to walls For cables that run from one room to another, this is the best option to blend the cables with the room. You can get little clamps from your local hardware store.
Get retractable cords Retractable spindle retracts into a neat bundle instead of drifting around the office.
INVEST IN BETTER LIGHTINGS
In times of unfavorable weather or long working nights, it is essential to get some artificial lighting in your workspace.
A must in every office. A filing cabinet can help clean up the most disorganised of offices.
CADDY AND TRAYS
Get and use caddy and trays to organise your desk and your drawers. Office supply stores have all kinds of trays and caddies, including those that are designed to fit perfectly into a desk drawer. Use them to get your office supplies organised. Now all those loose pens, paper clips have a place to go.
ADD A CALENDAR – WALL PLANNER OR WHITEBOARD
Some of us still use pen and paper to remember things but a wall planer, calendar or whiteboard are all handy ways to keep track of and fives you a quick overview of your commitments for the next three months.
You can never ever have enough. They are practically impossible to lose and a great way to keep motivated. Add some inspirational quotes to stick up around your computer screen or desk. This will encourage positive thinking – which many believe is the key to success.
For your phone, Blackberry, and any other personal gadgets.
A WORKSTATION STAND
If you have a printer or multifunction workstation (printer, copier, scanner, fax) find a way to keep it off your desk.
MAKE A VISION BOARD
Have visual inspiration. Nothing more inspiring than a day at home doing zilch to get your juice flowing with what inspires you and what you want to achieve.
One of the essential elements of a home office. These shelves hold items that are not used frequently, but need to be within an arm’s reach.
You can also keep fresh flowers and something you have created . Nothing brightens up a room like a beautiful arrangement of flowers.
Remember if you’re spending most of your waking life in your office space, you may as well make it a nice place to be! Experimentation is key!
Have you tried doing any of the above items? What other simple changes have you made to your office?