While, of course, you want to be yourself in your workspace, but sometimes organizing the area can help you be your best at what you’re working to do.
Here are some tips to help you organize your workspace to increase your blogging productivity:
File Your Paperwork –
Paperwork sure has a way of piling up on me, so I assume it does for you too. If I’m not careful, it doesn’t take long for papers and notes to cover almost every surface on my desk & computer.
You can reduce the amount of paperwork by relying more on email for communication, a tablet or smartphone for notes, and your computer for written material.
You’ll save a tree and unclutter your work area, but you’ll also find that using technology almost instantly gives you better organization.
Clean Up Your Computer –
For documents and files that you need to access regularly, a well-organized virtual desktop will help out, helping you free up your digital workspace and make things easier to find.
Our mobile devices have also become a huge part of our lives, so be sure to give them the same treatment. Clean them up and keep only what you actually need while on the go. Everything is easier to find when you just have what you need.
Add Shelving as Needed –
Instead of allowing your desktop itself to be burdened with papers, books, pictures or whatever, consider adding some extra shelving, filing cabinets or additional furniture to help you out.
Not only will it help clear off our desk, but can give an aesthetic pleasing look to your workspace.
Keep Personal Items to a Minimum –
Us bloggers spend a lot of time in our workspace, which tends to become our home away from home. And before you know it, we can fill our workspace with items that don’t really belong there such as whatever was in our pockets when we sat down, our children’s toys and homework, or a multitude of things.
Look around every couple of days or so and see what is there that shouldn’t be. If you want to keep some personal items, consider putting them on the shelving you installed above.
Be Comfortable –
At the end of the day, all that really matters is that you be comfortable.
While a minimalistic approach works best for most of us, always be sure to find that happy medium that is unique to your personality and needs by being honest about what works for you and what doesn’t.
Just being aware of your workspace environment and making a few changes can make all the difference. Set yourself up so that your workspace allows you to be relaxed and able to focus and get to writing. That’s what it’s all about, after all!
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By Lynn Huber
p.s. It can be hard to look at your workspace objectively and identify how cluttered it is. If you take a few pictures of your office, though, you might be surprised at what you find—from a different perspective, clutter will pop out at you in a way the real world doesn’t always allow.
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