Creating a workspace that fuels productivity

By: Sunny Lei 3 min read

The difference between the top 1% successful individuals and the 10% is their ability to focus.

If their focus level is rated out of 10, the top 1% performing individuals have an average focus level of 8. When the top 1% are in their peak state, they might even reach a focus level of 10.

For the remaining majority, individuals have an average focus level of 6 out of 10. During their peak times, their focus level can be at a 7 or 8, but it is often not sustainable and quickly recline back to their average level.

Conduct a self-check

Rate yourself out of 10, which category do you fall into?

Top 1%8 – 10
Top 20%6 – 7
Top 30%4 – 5
Remaining 70%0 – 3

Let me know down in the comments. Do not be afraid to confront your flaws, Leinvests is all about creating an uplifting community, motivating one another into becoming their best self.

There are a lot to say about the correlation of how your workspace looks like and your ability to focus. Creating a workspace that fuels your productivity and focus is essential.

How does my workspace look like?

As I have a small desk, it looks like that my desk is full of gadgets. But I try to keep it minimalistic and remove any unnecessary items when possible.

I find that my chair and monitor contribute the most to my productivity because my energy levels are higher when my posture is better.

Also, a great tip for relieving neck strain is stacking books below your monitor so that it is at eye level.

On my desk, I have a daily checklist that I go through every morning. It guides me every morning and I do not have to consciously think about what I have to do because it’s all written down.

Morning RoutineMonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
ReadDoneDoneDoneDoneDoneDoneDone
MeditateDoneDoneDoneDoneDoneDoneDone
Language LearningDoneDoneDoneDoneDoneDoneMissed
GymDoneDoneDoneDoneDoneMissedMissed

What do I want to improve on my workspace setup?

The best place to work is not my bedroom because I am always tempted to lie down and procrastinate. In the future, I hope to find a small office that enables me to have a bigger desk and space to walk around.

Research has found that when one room is dedicated to one activity (ie: the bedroom is for sleeping, and the office is for working), individuals tend to perform at a higher focus level.

For those who love gadgets and technology devices, here is a breakdown of the technology I use on a daily basis.

Computer: Macbook Pro 13’ (2015)

Mouse: Logitech G502

Keyboard: Logitech K780

Laptop Stand from Taobao

Monitor: ViewSonic 14880

Speaker: Edifier M1335 Multimedia

I hope to upgrade it to a Yamaha RS8 in the future.

Lighting: XiaoMi Hanging Monitor Light

Chair: IKEA MARKUS

How does your workspace look like? Send me a photo of your workspace to (@Leinvests_) and tell me how your workspace fuels your productivity!

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