How You Can Reduce Stress Through Better Workplace Organization

Workplace organization is something that everyone should take seriously, especially seeing as it directly impacts stress levels, productivity, and clarity in all aspects of the day-to-day. This can be mitigated if some organization is put into place, and here we have 10 ways to do this to reduce the stresses of daily life.

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Steps on how to do this:

Step 1: Remove non-essentials

Begin by removing any items that aren’t needed or necessary anymore. It’s like when you clean out your closet to remove clothes you haven’t worn in years. Things in the office that aren’t needed for any tasks or projects should be binned or recycled.

Step 2: Your desk needs organizing

Once you have removed those things that are not needed, it’s time to tackle your workspace, i.e., your desk. Using helpful organizers such as stationary holders, label makers, and trays can help keep things neat and tidy and in their designated place.

Step 3: Digital cleansing

Organizing things doesn’t stop with the office and your desk; digital decluttering is also of vital importance. Your computer’s desktop should be organized according to folders, appropriate files, and projects and named accordingly. This also includes your email inbox; get rid of unnecessary newsletters and spam.

Step 4: Prioritizing your work

Start your day by writing a to-do list of the things you need to tackle that day. There are many essential reasons for doing this, as mentioned in this LifeHack website article:  7 Reasons Why Creating a To-Do List Makes You Productive reasons include helping you to create accountability, stress relief, and order.

Step 5: Breakdown your tasks

Dividing your tasks into manageable steps can help relieve stress and provide a clearer picture and roadmap for completing them. 

Step 6: Use your tools wisely

Dozens of tools and apps can help you with task management, scheduling meetings, and creating deadlines. Tools such as Trello or Asana are simple to use and efficient. This ClickUp website has more suggestions on the 25 Best Task Management Software Tools for Work in 2024

Step 7: Be agronomical

To promote productivity and comfort in the workplace, it is also good to have the right furniture that delivers a more productive day. Things such as having a comfortable chair at eye level to your monitor and having shelves and other storage that is within reach. 

Step 8: Get more space

If your office has too many things in it, try to add more space by taking bulky things out and swapping them with more smart storage solutions. Invest in   

Step 9: Personalizing your office

Adding some personal touches to your office can help bring some life to it. Consider adding some fun elements like colorful artwork, images, plants, quirky pieces of decoration, etc. Remember, your office space should be a place you look forward to spending time in, and it doesn’t need to be boring or mundane.

Step 10: Try some time management techniques

Have you ever tried the Pomodoro technique? It is a great way to help you manage your work time and your breaks. It is an app that lets you set a timer for bursts or 25 minutes to help you focus on single tasks; thereafter, you should take a 5-10-minute break.