Feeling Unproductive? 4 Steps to Refresh and Reorganise your Workspace
As 2021 continues to fly by, our productivity and motivation may begin to dwindle as we keep ourselves busy with the same routine day and day again.
If you’re also feeling this way, you’re not alone! No matter if you’re back at school, at the workplace or still working from home, reorganising your space is one of the best ways to refuel your motivation. Other than that, there are plenty of ways to regain some traction and start hustling. To start off with, here are 4 easy steps to get you going and reaching for your goals again.
Step 1: Organise and Declutter
Clutter is the biggest enemy to productivity, so roll up your sleeves and clear away the distractions sitting around your desk. Keep those loose papers, stray sticky memos in check with these nifty organisation tools that we absolutely love!
If you’re always on the go, don’t miss out on this minimal and beautifully crafted origami folder to hold anything from business cards, receipts, notes and tickets all in one place. Each envelope is individually hand-folded in Korea with premium Japanese paper and bound with a custom-dyed elastic band.
These are no ordinary paper clips. With their vintage-inspired design and carefully adjusted proportions, they can hold all your important papers together without leaving an annoying crease. Or, why not use them as bookmarks for your agenda and books?
If you want more ideas for boosting productivity at your home office, head off and read our other post about working from home here!
Step 2: Find the Right Tools
You can’t excel at what you do without the right tools! Useful accessories are great companions in helping you ace every task with precision no matter how small. Here are 3 high-quality and durable stationery tools that will make your workflow smoother than ever.
If you’re someone who crunches numbers on the regular, you’ll definitely love this sleek and simple calculator from Hightide with a foldable stand and anti-slip rubber base.
As much as how convenient it is to keep everything digital, there really is no replacement for the feeling of analog writing. As one of the most popular products of Penco and collaboration item with Japan's famous Kitaboshi pencil, this mechanical pencil boasts a high quality body made from cedar wood and brass. Enjoy smooth, comfortable writing and warmth of wood on paper! A lead sharpener is included.
◆ A Design & Life Project Brass Ruler
Tired of the same old plastic rulers? Stand out from the crowd by adding this functional and vintage-inspired brass ruler to your pencil case, created by A Design and Life Project from Taiwan.
Step 3: Plan Ahead for Your Tasks
If you want to get ahead of your to-do list, try writing them down first! Writing things down won’t only prevent you from forgetting it, it can also help your brain process your tasks better. Plus, it’ll fight off procrastination by giving you that rush of satisfaction every time you tick off a checkbox!
◆ Season Paper Co Desk Pad
Keeping a handy desk pad in your workspace makes it loads easier to jot down important dates and ideas. This desk pad from Season Paper Co lets you view all your week’s tasks at a glance with spaces to write down notes at the bottom. They come in all sorts of cheerful and cute patterns too!
We all have the same 24 hours in a day...why not make the most of it? Make full use of your work day and plan out each session in the shape of a pie-chart in this time planner memo pad from Knoop Works.
Step 4: Personalise and Decorate!
If your workspace is getting a bit dreary, why not decorate it with a personal touch? Studies have proven that putting personalised items and decorations at your desk can switch up your mood and even strengthen the relationship between you and your workspace! If you have a blank wall, why not put up some photos of your family, pet or some cheerful illustrations to brighten things up?
If the Monday blues got you down, why not try a change of scenery at your workspace? These wonderful, nature-inspired illustrated prints from Cai & Jo will get rid of bad vibes and feel like warm rays of sunshine on your wall. Printed on smooth, recycled paper from Italy.
Show off a bit of personality and humour with these cheeky enamel pins, perfect for decorating pencil cases, work bags or even your own jackets or hats!
Are you ready to kickstart your productivity? Tell us about your new work goals and ideas in the comments below!