If you’re going to have to spend 40+ hours at your desk, why would you not make it your own?
Especially if you’re working from home, you’ll know how important it is to have a space that you love working in. If you work in a corporate building, it’s so key to long-term happiness to have an area that feels your own.
- Additional desk-top drawers and storage: for all of your little bits and pieces that you don’t want cluttering up your zen space. Having pieces of “furniture” (are drawers furniture?) that belong to you and not just to your company, can help to make the space feel your own.
- Lip balm and hand cream: for your comfort and a little bit of a mini-pamper throughout the day.
- A just-in-case cosmetics bag: with concealer, lipstick, dry shampoo, hair-brush, deodorant, and a mirror for those last-minute, unexpected client meetings (or bumble dates after work).
- Plants: plants have been proven to be good for your mental health, plus they’ll add a pop of colour and give you something to tend to when you need a little bit of a breather.
- Monthly calendar and daily diary: yes, you do need both. A calendar that’s split into months will be a great way to keep track of longer-term events (like how long it is until that big deadline, or that holiday). A daily diary is where you’ll put in the details of each day, what needs doing, and where you need to be. You can’t trust your phone to keep you on schedule on its own (and you especially can’t trust just keeping it in your brain).
- Notepad and sticky notes: for those rough drafts and eureka moments where you just need to jot it down ASAP.
- Fidget toy: there are so many fidget toys on the market right now. Some are gorgeously garish, and some are classy and aesthetically pleasing. We’ve got our eye on one of those Japanese Zen Gardens, where you can rake the sand to bring yourself a bit of calm.
Author: Verity Babbs