Spring is a time of renewal and fresh beginnings- even at work. A year into social distancing, we could all benefit from switching up how we operate at work each day. Here are four easy steps you can take to breathe some new life into your work routine to help you feel happier and more productive this spring!
1. Build A Morning Routine
There is so much power in a routine, and the morning sets the tone for the entire day. We recommend taking some (or all) of the following ideas and incorporating them into your time before the workday commences:
- Resist the urge to check work emails first-thing and journal, do a quick meditation, or read a few pages of a book instead.
- Eat a nutritious breakfast that will leave your stomach happy all day long
- Make your bed and complete one small household task- just accomplishing one thing at home will feel like a big win
- Maximize your sleep time by prepping food and laying out clothes the night before
- Physically write down a to-do list before launching into tasks for the day
2. Simplify Technology
It is time to reboot your tech life inside and out. Transform a cluttered desktop by transferring files onto an external hard drive or creating simple folders like “2021 work” to clear up space. By categorizing emails when they come in, you’ll be less overwhelmed by opening your inbox every morning.
Go through your cords and buy an organizer box to ensure they never get tangled again. Remove any electronics that you don’t use, and only invest in new ones if needed. Otherwise, you’ll end up with expensive items collecting dust. As a final step, don’t forget to clean your keyboards and screens. There are many cleaning gels on Amazon that are perfect for getting into those nooks and crannies.
3. Clean Up
It wouldn’t be spring without a little cleaning! You’ll feel more productive at work when your space is conducive to it, which means decluttering and re-organizing. If you have not used something in your office in the past four months, you probably won’t be using it anytime soon. Either toss or donate any items that take up valuable space. For everything else, keep only the essentials within arm’s length at your desk. Other less commonly used items can be stored neatly away in bins and file cabinets.
4. Find a Support System
A support system can elevate your work routine and help make your days more efficient. At AdvantEdge Workspaces, we offer the support you need, from tech help to setting up meeting spaces to answering calls. To have your best workday, you need to lean on others for support. When you are a client here, not only do you receive the help you need, but you also have access to amenities that make life easier. Even something as small as working next to a grocery store can save you precious time at the end of the day.
Come discover how you can spring into a better work routine with AdvantEdge this season!