It is that time of the year again!

The end of a year is a time for reflection on what we have achieved in the year that has gone by and setting goals for the year that is coming in. 2020 promises to be filled with possibilities and hope. We all bring in the new year with a set of resolutions. We promise ourselves to procrastinate less, work better, increase our efficiency and pack in the most productivity in our lives. Yet, we end up breaking most of these by the end of the first week itself! This is partly because we make resolutions that are too lofty or too vague to be fulfilled. On the other hand, meeting our resolutions requires us to make an effort towards achieving them in areas that we don’t think about.

For instance, if you want your work time to be more productive, you have to like your work space. In times when so many of us work from home, this is an area that is often neglected. On cold, wintery days, it is comforting to sit with your laptop, in your quilt and a hot cup of coffee on your window sill. Fatigue sets in early and it is tempting to just fall asleep.

If you regularly work from home, it may be useful to organise your work space so that you want to work there. The work space should be inviting, simple but have all the necessary objects accessible. It is irritating to not find the document or the stationery that you need at the time.

To put it simply, if you want to be more efficient at your work place, organise your work space. And you would realise, may be for the first time, that new year resolutions are not meant to be broken!