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5 things to keep in mind when creating the most productive workspace

This is part 5 of the study series, on creating the most productive workspaces, and officially the last part of the study series in the spring of 2023. I’m not sure if I’ll have another study series later this year, but I’m planning more series. A tech series, new semesters, etc. If you have any suggestions, comment down below or dm me on Instagram!

But if you want to check out the other 4 parts, they’re all blog posts or podcast episodes:

  1. My Top 7 Favorite Study Tools That Got Me A 4.0 Gpa Last Semester.
  2. Podcast episodes on different platforms:
    • how to build connections as a student
    • how to create routines and stick to them with kelly aranda!! (GUEST SPEAKER)
  3. How To Create Your Perfect Study Night Routine + Mine For Inspiration.

The next month will just be podcast episodes, mainly because I’m getting new podcasting equipment which should be here by the time is episode is launched.

They will not be part of the study series, so if you’re looking for new content, be ready :)) 

I think in the future if I do a series, I won’t release content back to back. This way people who aren’t really interested in that topic, are not bombarded with that content for a while.

Let’s get into the post:

The atmosphere and area where you work are incredibly important, if you have a messy and disorganized desk set up for studying or work, you’re more likely to perform poorly. Qualitylogoproducts provides a few stats, such as: 

  • Employees who have a clean desk are able to work 7.5 minutes longer without feeling distracted.
  • A clean desk increases productivity and persistence by 84%.

Making sure that you have an environment that works for you is crucial to being productive. These are 5 things to keep in mind, when creating the most productive workspace

Be minimalist

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Some posts that I like of hers are:

If you want to be efficient you have to cut out distractions. If your desk is piled with things upon things, you’re just adding extra distractions. A wonderful blogger and friend of mine, Mindbeautysimpliity talks about minimalism in her blog, you can check it out here!

Don’t include added distractions. I’m one to talk mainly because my desk and room tend to have so many different things, but I try my best to keep it in a drawer or organize it well, which I’ll get into later in the post.

Creating the most productive workspace is all about reducing clutter, simplifying your surroundings, and creating an environment where you can focus on your work without distractions. To achieve this, it’s important to start by decluttering your workspace. Remove any unnecessary items, such as papers or supplies that you don’t need, and keep only the items that you use regularly. Consider using storage solutions like drawers, shelves, and containers to keep your workspace organized and tidy.

It’s also important to consider the color scheme and decoration of your workspace. A minimalistic workspace typically has a neutral color palette with simple, clean lines and little decoration. This creates a calm and uncluttered aesthetic that reduces distractions and promotes focus. You can also incorporate natural elements into your workspace, such as plants, to bring a sense of calm and tranquility.

Another key aspect of creating a minimalistic workspace is reducing digital clutter. This means organizing your computer files and desktop icons to create a clean and efficient digital workspace.

Be intentional in creating the most productive workspace

Do what works for you. If you like candles and being aesthetic, then go for it. But if not, then don’t waste your energy and time. Each to their own, trying so hard to be perceived a certain way will sabotage your own success. 

People talk about making sure that the people in your life are there intentionally, but you should also make sure that the material things in your life are also there intentionally. Like do you need all those fake plants on your desk, especially if it’s small or can you keep it somewhere else? Maybe even re-home. 

Usually, you tend to have pens that don’t work or are on the verge of drying out. Try every single one of them and ensure that the pens and markers are there to help you succeed, not create clusters.

Make it look new

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You know that feeling you get when you get something new and it motivates you to completely renovate and redo your life. (until I’m insane but whatever). So if you have the time clean your desk up with wipes, and get new stationery or just something new in general. Do it.

You can always paint your old containers, or change up where you keep things. If you don’t have much time, you don’t have to deep clean it or anything, just on the top. Making some changes will usually put your brain in a different learning mode. Not only are you creating the most productive workspace, but you’re also getting some cleaning in!

Good lighting + good posture

One of the worst things to do is work in poor lighting and hurt your eyes too, and then simultaneously have bad posture.  Open the curtains or invest in good lighting. Also make sure that you’re not hurting yourself, especially your back when you’re studying. One of the best ways to monitor is to have like a time-lapse of your studying and you can see when your posture gets worse. Investing in good furniture and lighting will go a long way, in creating the most productive workspace. A comfortable chair and desk can prevent posture-related aches and pains, while proper lighting can prevent eye strain and headaches.

Have good storage options

You should have a good organized system, this is key to creating the most productive workspace. To keep your notebooks, pens, and other stationery, all in a . Having a good dresser or stand for all your things, will help you know where to get your stuff when you need it. And if you have clear or open containers, it’ll be easier to keep them clean because it’s not out of sight.


Those are 5 things you should keep in mind when creating the most productive workspace. If you have any other tips, let me know in the comments!

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Mind Beauty Simplicity
Mind Beauty Simplicity
9 months ago

thanks for the mention & blog post links! glad you find my minimalist posts helpful.

11 months ago

These are some really good points to consider when creating a work space. I have to have my space clear and tidy to be more productive. Thank you for sharing for your tips and suggestions.

Lauren – Bournemouth girl

Teresa Maria
11 months ago

Oooh, this has made me so excited! I’m currently digital nomading my way around Europe looking for my next home, and I can’t wait until I have my own office space again! You’ve made a lot of good points here, especially about lighting and posture. Things that many of us took for granted until we started working from home😅

Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

Last edited 11 months ago by Teresa Maria
C harity
C harity
11 months ago

I love all these ideas on creating a productive workspace! Thanks so much for sharing them all!

11 months ago

Making it look new is a great tip! I need a workspace and when I get one, I need to remember this!

Corinne x