Spring is well and truly here, even though we’ve already had a heat wave and a cold blast is already on the way. Many households use this time as inspiration to spring clean their homes and put their lives in order for the coming months and as a business owner or freelancer you should too.
It is boring and no one likes to do it, but filling out your self-assessment as a self employed person and your tax returns as a business owner has to be done. You are a sensible person we can tell, you’re reading this after all, so we’re sure you’ve been keeping an accurate record of all incomings and outgoings throughout the year. This will help immensely when it comes time to fill out your tax returns in the springtime. Once this is out of the way you can sit back and look forward to a fresh new page for the year ahead.
Freshen Up Your Work Space
Just like a spring clean in your home will leave things feeling fresh and brand new, so to will a clean up of your office space. Especially if you work from home, your desk can get cluttered quickly and a cluttered space leaves room for procrastination and a cluttered mind. When it comes time to working hard, thinking creatively and putting the hours in, would you rather work in a space that is messy and dirty, or a desk space that is ordered and you can find everything easily? The majority of people work at a messy desk, but to get ahead of your competitors and increase your productivity, take time to have a little spring clean.
Find New Places to Work
Shaking up your working pattern can invigorate you if things have started to get a bit stale. Working from the same desk at home or in your office day after day isn’t always the best place to be creative. Take some time to think about your working day and week and how you can improve it. Whether it’s trying out a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi for a few hours, hot-desking or using a co-working space, try to shake things up and take meetings in different locations and change up your working hours and patterns from week to week. You might just find it makes a massive difference to your productivity.