Desk for success: Decorate your workspace for maximum productivity

Published April 20th, 2016 - 06:23 GMT
If you are spending eight hours a day at your desk, decorate it with something that makes you smile.  (Shutterstock)
If you are spending eight hours a day at your desk, decorate it with something that makes you smile. (Shutterstock)

When most of your day is spent in one place, you have to make sure it’s a place you feel good about. After all, you spend 8 hours a day in your work cubicle, and cluttered, unorganized and unpersonalized work cubicles can affect your mood and creativity. Who wants to sit in a boring place all day? No one. Colors, quotes, cool stationary and many other things will give you, and everyone who visits your desk, joyful, happy vibes.

Here are 10 ideas to help you create a happier and more energetic office.

1. Customize your desktop background

Opening your computer to be faced with positivity and colorfulness is a great way to start your day. Our recommendation: a quote or work of art for maximum inspiration.


2. Bring plants

Get some plants to put on your desk. Plants don’t only add color and life to your cubicle, but the green color also helps in soothing and clearing the mind. Om!


3. Inspirational quotes to keep you going

There’s a science behind inspirational quotes, and no matter what people may say, inspirational quotes do motivate the most skeptic among us to get work done. So keep your favorite quotes close-by and get inspired when the muse is gone.


4. Spruce up your mouse pad with some colors

Adding colors and shapes to your mouse pad will make you happy every time you look at it. Try it! :-)


5. Drink your coffee (or tea) in style

Get a nice cup to put in your cubicle. Can’t find have any? Just put a cute coaster beneath it, and problem is solved!


6. Chair looks empty?

Make your chair look nicer and “homier” by adding a cute pillow. Your back will thank you for it!


7. Your desk – Feng Shui style

Feng Shui is a complex body of knowledge that shows how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.

Take a look at the picture below on how to apply these principles and “Feng Shui” your desk!


8. Books for your screen

Use books to raise your screen to eye level. Looking down to the screen for an extended period of time might end up causing you neck and back pain. You can read them when you’re not working too.


9. Keep your loved ones with you at all times

Get a photo frame with your family or friends’ picture in it. Looking at people you love and remembering good times with them will give you a positive boost of energy and help you focus.


10. Get organized

Sticky notes, pens and pencils, business cards and small notes left everywhere on your desk will make you feel unorganized and distorted. The solution? Pretty simple: just get a small box and organize all your things in it while keeping them right in front of you.


By Sara Hammouri

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