When do we deliver the best? Whenever we are motivated by a higher purpose or have a dangling sword on our heads. But that is not the case in our everyday work. We do not need to go to extremes. We deliver best when we are comfortable in our house or office. By comfortable, I mean physical comfort. The place we sit to do work, the water we drink, the tea we are served, the files and folders we store our important documents in, the computer we use, all if kept handy and neat, will definitely help us set the mood and be physically comfortable. There are instances when the things we use are pricking us somewhere. They divert us from focusing on the issue.
There are times we are unable to pay attention or do our work properly because of some bodily emergencies. It we are attending a lecture or meeting which is going to be useful to us, and if we do not visit the toilet before the lecture or meeting begins, there are chances that our attention would be divided between the subject of the lecture/meeting and the continuous feeling of discomfort we will feel. It is very naturally irritating. The best course would be to be completely, bodily as well as mentally, available to concentrate on the work. Distractions of any kind hamper our work.
I know a girl who had worn her new dress to work. The dress was not stitched properly. She couldn’t know it earlier. The discomfort she felt the entire day in the office resulted in not only no real work from her but also made her edgy. People had to bear with her. We do not realize it often that our comfort is more important than the latest style.
The place we sit in for study needs to be clean, well ventilated, bright and with less distractions. If we place the study table in the living room, it will be prone to distractions. If the sitting chair is uncomfortable we might have backache. If there is not enough light, it might produce stress on our eyes. If the room is dirty, we will not feel like studying. If half of our study material is in another room, it will require us to get up often in order to fetch them. So we need to have the bookshelf and the table near each other. The things required for us to write and refer should be kept at one place. If there are table cloths, or any upholstery involved, then it needs to be washed at least once in 15 days. Cleanliness in keeping the surroundings clean would definitely help us like our study time. These habits go a long way. Whenever we get a dedicated place for ourselves in the office, we should take extra efforts to keep it clean and useful. This consciousness will surely help us in attracting positive vibes. It makes us feel good. And moreover people would feel that you are one of the people who take life seriously, that they are in good hands since they can trust you. If you keep your things properly, you will surely deliver perfectly.
Once you are physically comfortable and in the right mindset, it will become easier for you to be mentally alert. This organized way in which you will live and work will inspire others too!
Let us make a list of the things that make us comfortable. Do add to the list and help others realize them.