3 tips for a good workspace at your creative agency
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Does a cluttered desk indicate a cluttered mind? Is a cluttered mind even a bad thing in creative agencies? Having a workspace that you’re comfortable with is really important in both the quality of your work and how much joy you get out of it. Here’s a few tips on getting the most out of your space.
We’ve all heard this one by now. If you’re going to be sitting at a desk for 8+ hours a day, 5 days a week, it better be setup to suite your body’s needs. But don’t stay there too long. Get up every few hours and stretch those legs. Do some jumping jacks or something. Get the blood pumping as often as you can.
Is it really clutter? One person’s mess is another person’s organized workspace. Everyone is different and to some, having a spotless desk at the end of the day seems crazy. It doesn’t really matter if your desk seems cluttered (to an extent) as long as you are able to find anything you may need in a few seconds or less. If you find yourself looking for something and not able to find it, you probably should consider a bit of organization. Everything that you may need throughout the day should be readily available and easy to find. Personally, I prefer a clean desk with not much on it and while it may not always workout that way, I hardly ever find myself looking for anything. Here’s a picture of my desk. Here’s a picture of my desk. It could probably use a bit more personalization but I like it.
Your desk isn’t your desk without your trinkets or pictures or plants or whatever it is that makes you happy. Your workspace should feel like your home as much as possible. We all take comfort in the little familiar things that we surround ourselves with. For most, it’s pictures of loved ones. For others, like myself, it’s little trinkets or toys to fiddle with while on a call. Do whatever it is you need to do to personalize your space. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time there. Just check with the person beside you before you bring in your pet birds (don’t worry Emma, I’m a fan of the birds).
What do you do to get the most out of your space at the office?