We often spend more time at the office than we do at home. Therefore it’s essential that we create a working environment that is pleasant, reduces stress and makes us feel happy about the space we are working in. Below are a few office essentials that are sure to spruce up your space and get you feeling like you’re at the next Google HQ.
Plants are instantly calming and definitely take the edge off those white walls. Big or small, they make the air seem fresher and make working inside for most of the day a bit more pleasant. Plants are a great way to play with colours and office styling, which can help encourage a more creative work environment.
Considering we spend more time at the office than we do with our families, having some personal elements around are a great reminder of why we do what we do and is a great talking point with colleagues. Things such as picture frames with your favourite photos are a great way to personalise your office space and help you feel more “at home”.
No brainer here, but the furniture we use day-in-day-out is a key element for a happy work environment. Ensuring that your chair and desk are at the right height and are supportive so that you can minimise any strain on your body. Pillows can be a great way to add some extra support and even a splash of colour to your space. Lighting should also be considered to ensure that you can easily see what you are doing and minimise extra stress on your eyes.
Scents can encourage certain emotions and feelings. Having your favourite scent prominent within your space is a way to instantly pick up your mood and reduce stress. They are also a great styling tool and can help create a really relaxed environment. Just remember to keep an eye on them when they are lit!
Books and quotes are great to surround yourself within your workspace as they can prove to be constant sources of inspiration and motivation for your work. Place them in areas that are visible when you work and remember to take a break every now and ageing to read a chapter of a book and reignite your motivation.
These office essentials are sure to have a positive impact on your space. Add your own personal touch and reap the benefits of a happy working environment.
This article was submitted by Julia Ikonomou – Julia is a passionate entrepreneur and business coach. She founded Leaps & Bounds Co because she saw so many people around her who live a life without purpose, who just need a helping hand to realise their full potential. She works with business owners and startups that need some skills and guidance to convert opportunities into amazing outcomes.