5 Essentials To A More Productive Work Space

Working in an office is often seen as soul-crushing and monotonous, but it doesn’t have to be! 

While you need a functioning space with all the essential accessories, technology, and supplies, it also needs to speak to you and represent who you are. Whether you work from a home office or a corporate one, own it and make it yours—because let’s face it: You spend more than half your life there! Scroll down to find out what my 5 essentials to a more productive work space are.

5 Essentials To A More Productive Work Space

Get organized with a planner

How will you know you’ve reached your destination if you don’t have a map? Don’t write down everything you have to do: limit yourself to a short list of actionable items that will move you forward in some way. They could help you with health, fitness, your relationship, work, or whatever you want to do. The point is to focus on key tasks that are relevant. 

If you are a fellow blogger – you might find this blog planner to be helpful (as shown in the photo above!)

Burn your favorite candle 

I love any warm fall scented candles for this time of year. This They add a beautiful glow to your home giving a cozy vibe for sure. I am candle crazy and probably own way too many candles.

Remove excess sound with headphones

Ever get distracted from any noises that could be interfering with being productive during the day? I snagged some noise cancelling headphones the other day.  They have been an amazing asset to my work space. 

Make yourself a cup of coffee

I drink coffee all year round, but something about the cooler weather that makes me crave coffee even more. As a coffee lover I switch up my coffee and I am currently loving NESCAFÉ Taster’s Choice in their House Blend. I like the new jar, but I also love the individual packets. They are great to have at your desk whenever you need some coffee…and fast! I am instantly more productive when I have a coffee next to me at my work space, am I right?

Add in a plant

Studies have actually shown that people are more productive when they have some greenery in their environment, so maybe it’s time to get that little potted plant you’ve always wanted. If you’re worried you might cause it to die (that would be me), get a plant that is tough to kill! Or go get yourself a fake plant – I love mine! 

5 Essentials To A More Productive Work Space 5 Essentials To A More Productive Work Space

I hope my simple tips inspire you to get productive. Make sure to check out NESCAFÉ Taster’s Choice main page for more inspiration. Click Here


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  • Reply Emily @ Em Writes November 9, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I’ve recently discovered the power of the plant! I love having LIFE in my work space.

  • Reply Annissa November 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I love working from home. My workspace when I’m writing is on the sofa with my dog and two cats on my lap and/or next to me. I’m not sure this makes me more productive, but it surely makes me enjoy working more. I also almost always have a cup of tea at my side and sometimes a plate of our tasty treats.

  • Reply Donna November 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I love being able to work from home and be in my own space that just lets my creative juices flow

  • Reply JoelaScott November 9, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    A plant you say? I’ll admit that I am not too good at taking care of them. I would love to add some green though. Would you say a Cactus might work?

  • Reply Susan November 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I love this list!! I’m currently travelling and thus don’t have an office space, but I dream of having a place where I can have all my things organized, burn a candle and enjoy some plant life. I don’t know what I would do without my planner. I would be even more lost than I am working at the coffee table most days!

  • Reply Chardae November 15, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I needed to read this as my current work space is…let’s just say unavailable. I’m in the process of getting my space user friendly and this helps. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Keating Bartlett November 15, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    My essentials are my planner, coffee, and candles. Also, my office MUST be clean haha this is the only way work will get done.

    xo, Keating | Why Hello Lovely

  • Reply Nicole George November 16, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I love this! I am in the process of making a designated work space at home, and I cannot wait to implement some of these! Thanks 🙂

    Nicole | http://www.bynicolegeorge.com

  • Reply canonicole November 16, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    All the tips are on point! I gifted my sister a planner and she has been doing everything right on schedule since then. I need to get one for myself! Also I didnt know that tip about plants 🙂 thanks!

  • Reply Erica Gwynn November 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Coffee is def a must, and I LOVE candles by my workspace!

    Coming Up Roses

  • Reply Jenny November 17, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I so need that blog planner! Looks amazing!! Great tips!

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