As our world becomes more digital, we are spending more and more time in office spaces and in front of a computer screen. Here are some ways that you can improve your workspace and make it a better environment for getting things done.
Adjust the Temperature
Are your pesky coworkers trying to turn your office into a walk-in freezer? It might be a good time to invest in a large blanket or some mittens. Survey says that the optimal temperature for working is 71 degrees Fahrenheit. It might be time that you come to a compromise with your fellow workers.
Color affects your mood and motivation. But not in the “yellow is happy” and “red is sassy” kind of way. It’s more about creating balance in your space and having colors around that you enjoy. Some nice pictures and office memes will go a long way.
You Need Plants
The grass is always greener where there are plants! Or something like that… plants improve air quality and often tend to help people feel more “zen.” Everyone needs a little zen at work, don’t you think?
Work for that Coffee
If you’re one of those insane people that don’t heavily caffeinate then you can skip this part. But if you do engage in the drinking of coffee, then consider placing it as far from your desk as possible. It will force you to take a break every once in a while, and to move around. Breaks are good and so is coffee. The end.
Adjust your Seat and Monitor
You’ll be the hunchback of Notre Dame before Christmas if you don’t listen to this one. It’s important to have your monitor at eye-level and your seat adjusted so you can sit up straight. Slouching and looking down all day has negative effects on a person. Mayo Clinic said so.