Remember that first burst of energy you had when you first put together your working space, whether it’s a home office or one which you personalise having been allocated to you at work? You were ready to knuckle right down and get things done…
That spirit of maintaining high productivity can fade very quickly, but often it’s a gradual process. What you’ll often find ends up happening is that you waste lots of time in the office allocating some of your attention to the most frivolous tasks, like compulsively checking your social media platforms and engaging in the procrastinator’s favourite procrastination activity, which is that of re-organising everything and tidying up.
Re-organising and tidying up at what is the most inopportune of times brings into view one of if not the best way to re-ignite your productivity curve, taking one less procrastination channel off the table to open up the way for the re-discovery of the type of productivity you’d be proud of.
What you need to do is facilitate a major #OfficeSpringClean – we’re talking here the mother of all office spring cleans, so that you never have to fiddle around trying to get everything in order over the next few weeks and perhaps even the next few months. It all begins with shopfitting cleaning from Real Cleaning, who will take care of the big, deep cleaning tasks and expose the soul of your workspace. You know that new-car smell you get when your car has been taken to the car-wash for a deep cleanse? Well, this is the office space equivalent, the effects of which make for an instant daily boost to your productivity.
Once the big boys have handled the big cleaning task, complete the equation by re-organising your workstation and tidying it up once and for all. De-clutter where necessary and every time you’re done working, put things back in their place so that next time you sit down to work there is nothing crying out for you to sort out and keep you from getting on with your work.
Top things off with the introduction of some flora, but make sure to include only low-maintenance plants, because the last thing you want is yet another activity to have to engage in and have that keeping you away from the work you need to complete.