So today I’m not writing anything fancy.
Nothing soul-crushingly deep.
I just wanna talk about something that’s been on my mind for a while now.
So here it goes…
Your cubicle doesn’t have to be ugly.
Not a teeny tiny bit.
It doesn’t have to be dark and gray and dreary.
And you know what else? It doesn’t have to look like a prison.
Instead, it can be fun.
It can be vibrant and uplifting.
It can be a reflection of your super-awesome personality if you want it to.
There’s been a lot of research lately about office design and productivity.
More and more I’m coming across articles that discuss office design and how it affects our mood.
So I guess I kind of think it’s important.
Probably because we spend more time in our office space than we do at home (sadly).
And I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time making sure that my home is comfy.
I spend a lot of time making sure that my home makes me feel good.
We buy things and re-position objects that we probably don’t even need and we do these things because it’s part of making our environment a positive one.
Our cubicle…our office space…it’s our second home.
So if it’s killing your mood and makes you feel awful, it’s probably time you do something about that.
I recently started making a few changes to my little lonely cubicle. Now it’s kind of cool.
First of all, anyone who knows me knows that I’m a quote fanatic, so I’ve got some awesome motivational posters that keep me somewhat sane when I’m having a really crappy day.
Then I’ve got these super cute items from UrbanGirl.Com. I don’t know what to tell you… My Jonathan Adler Block Calendar and LoLo Stanley Case… sure, they’re not essential, but they bring so much color to my desk and they just make me feel happy.
*Sidenote: The elephant, even though it’s pink, was bought because I’m a huge Alabama Football fan, so everytime I look at it I get excited for the season to start again.
Then I’ve got my shrine to all the important people in my life. Sorry mom and dad, I need to get a picture of you guys too! (Don’t hate me.) But anyway, it just makes me happy to know that outside of work, I’ve got so many positive relationships in my life, and THAT- on its own- gives me even more of a reason to want to work hard. Even though I’m working and I may not enjoy every second of every day, I’m working so that I can have the resources to make more memories with these people. (Because you know, you can’t go out and do awesome super-fun things if you’re totally poor.)
And then, finally, I’ve got my vacation corner. This picture of me and my man-friend was taken in Gettysburg, PA. We went up there a while back and it was such an incredible experience. Right under it sits my Panama City Beach snow globe. Again, we’ve vacationed there together and we’ve loved every minute of it. So my vacation corner reminds me that the world’s a lot bigger than my cubicle, and it reminds me to try to experience as much of it as possible.
Now it’s your turn! What do you love about your office space, and if the answer is NOTHING, then what are you gunna do to fix that?
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