How to Simplify Your Office Space

How a Simple Office Can Help You Work Better

Productivity can be a task within itself. Trying to stay focused and on task is very difficult. If everyone could do it, we would never even know what distractions are! With this in mind, you want to ensure that you give yourself every reason to maintain your focus and stay productive throughout your day.
In this blog, we will give you tips and tricks to stay productive throughout your day and simplify your office workspace. By reading our blog, hopefully, you can get a better idea of how to manage your workspace and increase your workflow.

Organize Your Breaks

Now, of course, breaks are completely necessary and should be taken every day. Small, interval breaks are essential to give your brain the break it needs to thrive in an office environment. With that being said, you should monitor how long and how often you are taking breaks. It can be natural to lose focus and decide to browse the internet or walk around your building. Try to resist the urge to distract yourself with other things during your day. Because breaks are so important, you still need to take them regularly. A good option is to try and take your breaks for the same amount of time each day, typically around the same time. Setting up when you take breaks can train your mind to work diligently up until your break and then continue your day with ease.
At the same time, you can take breaks, but it is important that you take your breaks to continue to be constructive. You shouldn’t take a break and continue to do mind-intensive work. If you are going to take a break, change your mindset to focus on your motor skills. For instance, during your break, it can be a good idea to walk around your building, go on a quick run, or play a game with your co-workers. Being able to change up your mindset during the day is healthy and strengthen your brain.

Set Up a Routine

Routines are key to keeping up a certain stamina of workflow. By developing a good routine for yourself, you can keep up with the rhythm of your workflow. Building your routine can be easy, especially if you have certain things you do during your day, every day. For example, if you make yourself a cup of coffee at work, you may be better suited to making your coffee at home and making that a routine. Because of this, you could save time and money on coffee, while also giving yourself more time to devote to work and your breaks.

Clean Your Desk

Your desk space is vital to the level of your production and the quality of your work. If you have a messy, disheveled workspace, you could be limiting how much you can accomplish in a day. Psychologists have studied how vital a workspace is to the human mind and productivity. If your desk is in shambles, it is best to take the time to fully organize your space. Also, if you have too many items or unified paper on your desk, you can easily feel caged at your desk and feel the urge to get up and away from it. So, the best course of action is to organize all of the items on your desk and sort them by their importance to your job. By having a neat and clean desk, you will be amazed how much easier it will be to work throughout the day!

Meal Prep Your Lunch

Meal prepping can help you manage your time better, healthier ways. If you choose not to meal prep, you are most likely going to some fast food place to catch a quick bite. Though fast food can be delicious, it isn’t always the most nutritious option available. Fast food isn’t good for your health, but also your wallet as well. Meal prepping allows you to save money by eating the items you purchase at the grocery store. Instead of purchasing breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a restaurant, you could use your money in smarter ways.
Meal prepping can be particularly advantageous for workers because it means that you won’t have to disrupt your work productivity. Also, meal prepping can even be a therapeutic practice, as it can prepare you for your week before it happens.

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Can Feng Shui Be Effective For Workspaces?

What is Feng Shui? Is it Real?

There are a lot of opinions on Feng Shui and whether it is indeed real. For those who don’t know what it is, Feng Shui is an ancient art and science that was formulated in China nearly 3,000 years ago. Feng Shui, in translation, means “wind” and “water.” Of course, this term doesn’t directly relate to the two elements, but it is a term associated with good health and fortune.
Whether you believe in Feng Shui as a reputable study, there are bits of wisdom to it. For instance, studies have shown that the layout of homes, schools, and office buildings can play a psychological role in how to interact and maintain a high level of production throughout the day. In a way, Feng Shui promotes this idea that layout and added features play a role in how we interact with the world, and how the world interacts with us.

In this blog, we will be discussing the principles of Feng Shui and whether there is something to the layout of an office and the mindset of workers.

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is thought to be the art of placement, specifically the art of understanding how the placement of objects and your essential furniture affects your life and life experiences. It is a body of study that tries to interpret how objects can adjust our level of balance, harmony, and positive energy. Feng Shui’s main objective is to find balance in a space and provide good fortune to the people that inhabit any space. Offices, homes, and gardens can be adapted to follow feng shui principles. In offices, these ideals are encouraged in order to promote business and economic success.
Though this practice is not considered a true science, feng shui has influenced interior design throughout the world. After all, if there is a possible way to achieve good fortune in life, love, and your career, why not try it?

The Elements of Feng Shui

Feng shui and Taoism both put trust in polarities, such as the Yin and Yang. Both ideals believe that the yin and yang are the foundation of all life and cannot exist without the other. The yin and yang is the belief in true, universal balance to achieve positive chi and harmonic life.

The practice of feng shui has five elements to maintain.

These elements are as follows:

  • Wood
  • Fire
  • Earth
  • Metal
  • Water

Each of these elements is represented by certain colors that can bring harmony to any area. The elements of feng shui can interact with each other in different ways. Feng shui elements can react to each other constructively or destructively. How the elements and colors of a room are arranged will determine if the reaction is beneficial or not.

How can you tell what is constructive?

Constructive Feng Shui Should Go in this Order: 

Water provides growth to trees/ Trees grow and provide wood/ Wood becomes fuel for fire/ Fire adds to the soil/ Soil is the essence of Earth that forms metals/ Metals can cool and allows water to condense.

Office Design and Psychology

Feng shui and office interior design actually share a lot of similarities. For instance, without knowing it, interior designers use feng shui principles to design and coordinate certain spaces. Feng shui encourages spacing out furniture and other items, which interior design, too, attempts to space out items in open layouts.
Particularly in office design, it has been recognized that spacing and organization plays a role in individual productivity and mood. When offices incorporate open and collaborative workspaces, workers are much more likely to communicate effectively and to comfortably work.
Fractal Coworking uses the principles of space and design to creative areas where your business and workers can thrive. With professionally designed collaborative workspaces, your workers will have the freedom to communicate more freely.

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