My first week back at school has flown by! I’m not going to lie. Being a student again takes some getting used to. My mind is adjusting to taking in so much new information each day, so it’s been mentally exhausting. I’m also adapting to the increased structure in my daily schedule. It’s just little things, like being told when to take a bathroom break and when to eat lunch. It’s weird!
While there’s a lot of differences between work and school, the most obvious is that as a student, you have homework.
I can already tell that my approach to homework is different this time around. For starters, I’m actually interested in what I’m studying, so it doesn’t feel like a chore (or so I say now). I also used to do all of my work lying on my bed. I sound like my parents when I say this, but I don’t know how I worked like that!
Needless to say, I purchased a desk and I’ve been working on creating a space that makes me feel motivated. Here’s 5 tips for how to create a produce office space:
1. Add Elements to Make your Desk Pretty
It’s small touches, like adding fresh flowers to your office space, that can make your space look “prettier.”
2. your Office space should be tidy – no clutter!
Don’t leave anything clutter lying around. If you’re not using something, put it away in a drawer. Having a clutter free office environment can make all the difference when it comes to productivity. If it really gets out of control you could consider consulting someone similar to GREEN FACILITIES, they are great at cleaning office style spaces so I hear. Just have the essentials you need. From a desk, computer/laptop, stationary and even a comfy chair like the ones you can find on sites like BestGamingChair.com, they are what you need to start creating a productive office. Anything you start to add should be of benefit, or else it will become too cluttered.
If you have any large pieces of furniture that are still in good condition then you could donate these items to charity. However, if you have any broken chairs, desks, or cupboards then you might want to hire a skip instead. Removing these unnecessary items can free up a surprising amount of space in your office. Tempted to hire a skip but not sure where to start? Try researching skip hire birmingham online on a website such as skiphirecomparison.co.uk to learn more about finding a skip in your local area.
If you find that you have way more things in your office than you initially thought, stuffing it all in a draw is not always going to work. As there are many ways that you can de-clutter your office, it wouldn’t hurt to check out something similar to amberley self storage (if you live in this area of Australia) to find a way of storing all your items, until you are ready to sort through it all.
3. Everything Should have a “place”
Pens belong in a pen holder, erasers get stored in a small container and notebooks belong in the drawer. When you give all of your desk items a place they belong, it is a lot easier to keep the space neat and tidy. A clear desk can lead to a clear mind.
4. Add fun desk accessories
While you don’t want to have too many desk accessories (or you’ll compromise #2), adding a few touches can go a long way.
5. Keep fresh water at your desk
Considering that you probably spend a lot of time at your desk, make sure to keep water on hand. You don’t want to risk getting dehydrated. I also find having cute water bottles on hand can help motivate me to drink more water.
What other tips can you add to the list?