Do you feel dull after your vacation? You might be one of the many (including me) who wish the clock would stop thinking so your vacation won’t end so soon. But it’s time to face reality! We all have to get back on the saddle and get the job done! Hopefully, this article will help you wake up and be productive.
Aside from mentally tuning yourself back to work and psychologically telling yourself that work is good, one of the most effective ways to help you get back on track is to enhance your working atmosphere.
Here are some tips when going back to work from a long extended weekend.
- Invest on a good office chair. Make sure that your chair is comfortable and has flexible elevation and arm rests. Chairs can certainly be expensive but in the long run it will cost much less than spending time at the chiropractor.
- Maximize your space. The space allotted to you and the office equipments entrusted to you may not be directly proportional. The problem lies on if you have so many things but little space: use extension cords. It is both efficient and practical to have `many in one’ power strips to accommodate all kinds of appliances. But if you want one that can take in anything, use Meiji Flying Saucer Strip.
- Have green plants in your office. Plants do more than just improve the beauty of your surroundings. New findings suggest, however, that they may add more than just color and interest. They also filter the air, and can fight against the common high-tech ill, sick building disease. Recent research undertaken by the NASA Space Administration in America has discovered that common houseplants are capable of converting chemical air pollutants into harmless substances.
- Improve lighting system.
Fasten the lights’ “on and off process” and enhance the “open and close routine” of the doors of the office through Meiji motion sensors. Don’t you just want to feel a smooth and bright entrance to your room or even to the whole building? This will somehow increase your level of productivity and boost your confidence at work together with other employees. Apply appropriate lighting to office areas as natural light increases human productivity and reduces fatigue and stress.
- Consider Color therapy. Scientific studies discovered that colors bring in emotional reactions to people. Our reactions and attitudes to colors differ from person to person. In fact, color is so much a part of our lives that we have a habit of to taking it for granted. Colors that are beneficial in the office are: orange – stimulates creativity; yellow – intensifies the intellect and heightens motivation; red – energizes; blue – calming and fights physical and mental tension; green – fights irritability and has a healing effect on the body. For the office, use colors that you are drawn to as these are the colors that will benefit your health.
- Acquire right room temperature.
Hot atmosphere may lull someone to becoming unproductive and can cause irritation. You might get angry easily as the breeze hovering around makes your head ache and become stressed. Plus, in our country, especially during mid-summer days, sudden temperature increase can be very hot. Consider installing Meiji Smoke detectors so that people will get alarmed if there is smoke coming out of a certain area before it becomes too big to handle.
- Take a break.
Even the most focused person needs a break at least twice a day. Change of scenery also helps with emotions. One of the best ways to eliminate stress and renew your body is to go outside for a ten-minute walk. Take deep breaths. Walk by yourself and focus on clearing your mind. If you’re concerned about a device running, set a timer. Scheduling office equipments like copying machine, scanners, air conditioners with Meiji 24-hour timers will help you out in utilizing your office equipment efficiently. By this tool, computers, air conditioners, fans, etc. will be used wisely plus it will help you save energy. This is very useful in downtime every lunch break or after working hours.
- Play “just right” music. Just about all offices have some type of music playing in the background. Music can provide mental stimulation while performing tasks, which can help reduce stress levels in the office. Most of us found that soft, up-lifting music is very essential to the office “atmosphere”. Play music through your MP3 players. Nowadays, most of them are USB port dependent, so a Meiji USB outlet can be very useful.
Putting in the extra time, effort and money in enhancing your office environment will pay-off with a lot of benefits. All of this goes hand-in-hand in getting and keeping you back on your working track.
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