While some people feel that the minimalist lifestyle is all about home, this couldn’t be further from the truth. To truly embrace this way of life you need to make sure that your focus pervades every aspect of your life.
The workplace is one of the areas in your life where you can all get maximum benefit. It is hard to save your mental health with all the pressures in your work life that can only add to the 21st-century life problems that occur in other areas of your life.
Remember not to stop your minimization efforts when you walk out the front door of your home. Take an objective look at your work life and determine where cuts can be made to improve your physical and mental wellbeing and to adopt an attitude of a more minimalist approach.
Eliminate clutter in your physical and mental workspace. Where do you start?
The first stop could be to examine your desk and work area. Is there some physical mess that needs to be cleared up? Are papers stacked? Notes and pens scattered on the surfaces?
Working in a mess limits your productivity and only serves to increase your stress levels. By simply removing unnecessary items, cleaning surfaces, and keeping items in your space to a minimum, you can free up your time and mind to do tasks more efficiently.
However, clutter doesn’t always have to be physical. Take a closer look at your calendar. Do you have commitments that consume your energy and add no value to your life? Then it is time to give up these activities so that you can focus on the things that matter most and are most productive.
You can exercise this greater freedom to get rid of customers who are wasting energy. At the end of each working day, transfer your saved items to iCloud storage space. Close all of your tabs and move all of your spam emails to the trash and empty it as if in the clarity of your mind.
Limit your communication with negative and toxic people at your workplace, or if it is impossible, maybe you should look for another job where you will feel appreciated and surrounded with supportive people.