Updated: Mar 31, 2021
Almost a year into the COVID-19 Pandemic and many of us are still working from home and homeschooling. In light of this, today’s email features the 4-D’s of organizational workspace hacks!
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Before we start talking about file cabinets, desk organizers, etc; step one is to start with a desk (or dedicated workspace)!
Studies show that having a dedicated workspace leads to increased creativity, reduced distractions, and most importantly, it literally trains your mind and body when you enter this dedicated space, it’s time to WORK. If you can’t have a dedicated home office, try adding a stand-up desk to a room other than your kitchen, maybe even separate it with a partition.
If you have school-age kiddos, dedicate a specific space to work and stick with it. We suggest avoiding the kitchen table at all costs if possible.
Now, let’s talk about all the awesomeness of desk organizers! Not only are they fun to shop for (who DOESN’T love a trip to the office supply store?!), but the overall feeling of zen when you sit or stand at a clean desk is the bee’s knees.
Clean out your drawers, organize your pens, throw away old post-its and you’ll be amazed at the feeling of your brain feeling less decluttered too. Let those creative juices flow! Here’s one of our favorite organizers (it fits a little of everything).
Make your workspace somewhere you WANT to be. Whether it’s pictures of your family, colored pens (yes, I have a problem with this--asking for a friend?), a plant, or your favorite motivational saying; put your personal pizazz on your space and let your kiddos have some fun too!
We are the #ArcanumArmy--of course we’re going to DOMINATE! One of the best ways I’ve found to make sure I dominate every day is to make a list of 3-5 critical, must-accomplish tasks. These are the tasks that if you did nothing besides those, you moved the needle. I write them in my planner every morning (some people like to do this before they leave the office for the following day), and I don’t pack up for the day until these are complete.