Improve Your Mental Health at Work with a Clean Desk
Creating an organized work space can help to improve your mental health by reducing stress and getting rid of unnecessary clutter. Monday, January 13, 2020 is Clean Off Your Desk Day - take this opportunity to organize your office!
Clean up using these 5 tips:
Rid your office of clutter.
Old papers and extra supplies should be thrown away
or recycled, presenting new open space.
Clean out your desk drawers.
Even though they aren’t immediately visible,
unorganized drawers can make working more difficult and the idea of finding
something daunting. Organize the files and items in your drawers to make work
Don’t forget about your virtual office space!
Your computer files are just as important to keep
organized as your paper files. Make sure that you have an organized filing
system for your computer and get any stray files stored in the correct spot.
Now that everything in your office is organized, take
some time to sanitize and clean your desk and other surfaces. Rid your office
of germs by disinfecting your computer, keyboard and phone.
This isn’t a one-time thing.
Congratulations on getting your
workspace organized! Unfortunately, things probably won’t stay this way
forever. Set aside time for organizing your office on a regular schedule that
works for you.
Now that you know how important it is to have an organized
office space, get your whole organization involved! Host cleaning days
throughout the year where employees are asked to set aside one hour to stop
what they are doing and get their offices in order. This provides a guilt-free
time for employees to clean up their space. Make it easier for employees to
join in by asking your organization to provide cleaning and organizational
supplies. Does your office need convincing? Remind them that, in addition to
reduced stress and improved mental stability, an organized and clean office can
also improve performance and productivity!