Whether or not it’s a 9 to 5, we spend a lot of time from our day at work. Regardless of being at the office or working from home, a lot of our time is spent behind a desk. This makes it important to transform our desk into a place of comfort and familiarization, making it our¬†little “home away from home”. Here are 4 ways you can personalize you work area.

1. Pictures

Start with the walls and put some life and color to them. Whether it’s your kids’ drawing, pictures of friends and family, or your wedding day, important life moments are great things to surround yourself with. It can also be positive quotes that keep you motivated. A simple reminder of why you are working so hard.

2. Desk Plant

They might sound boring to you but studies have shown that plants in the office increase happiness and productivity. Every employee should consider adding a plant to their work area for the benefits are both physical and psychological. Try placing a plant (aloe, cactus, peace lily, etc.) and you will start noticing some positive changes. Going green is always a good idea!

3. Candles

The link betweenFragrances help bring back memories and emotions. Candles help soothe your nerves, keep you alert and relax, and boost your focus. Therefore, they are a great addition to your desk. Bring tranquility and peace to your work environment by simply adding a candle. They provide more than just good scent.

4. Coffee mug or tea cup

Since most of our time is spend behind that desk, a cup of coffee or tea helps to keep up going. A simple mug on your desk that fits your personality or has a motivational saying adds that special touch to your desk. Drink up!

Personalizing your work area and making it a comfortable suit for us increases our productivity and decreases our stress level. Accessorize it, make it organized and inviting.

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Ann-Sophie Ovile, Writer, Short Stints

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