Productivity and Environment – Through the Lens of Human Design

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This post covers how environment can impact productivity through the lens of Human Design. If you don’t feel productive consider how your relationship with your environment might impact your ability to get all the things done. 

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Productivity and Environment

Thriving in structured environment looks like….

  • Working and eating in a dedicated work space everyday (e.g. a dedicated office or cubicle).
  • Having a work space where you can invest in the decor and the organization of the workspace
  • Consistent routine that you can rely on as it relates to your work, schedule and physical space
  • Feeling like you improve or getting better in a physical space that is predictable

Thriving in flexible environment looks like…

  • Moving to different locations throughout a work day based on your intuition (e.g. start the morning in your office, finish the day at the kitchen table)
  • Being able to move feels freeing and supportive to your creativity and the work you do.  
  • Being able to observe a variety of environments throughout the day feels inspiring.

Consider your Strongest Sense in Human Design

  • In Human Design, we all have a “super power” that is called our “Strongest Sense”. It can be described as our “love language” with the universe. It is how we express joy and take in information. And when we communicate through our strongest sense, others will be more likely to respond to us.
  • Considering our strongest sense when it comes to our environment is a simple way to start living our design and feeling more in flow.

In Human Design the 6 senses are: Outer Vision, Inner Vision, Touch, Smell, Taste, and Feeling (not emotions – it is about the energy of things).

If your strongest sense is…

  • Outer vision – It is important that your space (your home, your office, yourself) is aesthetically beautiful to you, everything placed how you like it, views, lighting etc
  • Inner vision – focus on making your space inspiring to your imagination. Maybe this is a wall of books, maybe it is artwork – whatever sparks your imagination and gets your brain going.
  • Touch – Consider how things in your environment feel to you, do you like the feel of your chair? Your desk? The feel of the floor / rug? The pen? Notebook? The clothes on your body and the shoes on your feet – are you wearing things 
  • Smell – Avoid artificial scents as much as possible. Lean in natural essential oils, candles, and incense etc in your environment as much as possible. Also consider working outside in nature (if you are able)
  • Taste – As a “mouth reader” it is important for you to lean into smells and taste. When you are working make sure you have lunch and/or snacks that genuinely taste good to you. The smell or atmosphere of an environment is going to be important for you as well. When in your environment, breath in deep through your mouth and let your body tell you if this space feels good to you.
  • Feeling – This sense is NOT about emotions. This sense is all about energy, what is “in the air” – the energies of places, situations and people. To leverage this sense, first it is very important that your physical body feels good in the space you are in. Secondly, you will want to consider the vibes, aura and electronic frequencies in your environment. For example, do not work too close to a printer or a refrigerator. Consider wearing blue light blockers.

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