If you work at a desk throughout the week, you should take an active role in making your surroundings accommodating to your needs and interests. After all, you probably spend quite a lot of time sitting there and it’s up to you to make it your space. In the process, you may even improve the workplace for other employees too.

Add Some Greenery

Consider including a potted plant at your desk. Not only do they look beautiful sitting on your desk, plants can actually increase happiness and productivity. As if this weren’t enough reason to get an office plant, shrubbery can also act as air purifiers


Insufficient lighting can lead to eye strain and headaches. Instead of relying on dim office lighting that may hinder your performance, try adding an extra lamp that is angled in a position best suited for you.

Tidy Up

Over time, if you’re not careful, paper, pens and empty coffee mugs can build up at your workstation and cause unnecessary clutter. Take some time to clear your desk of all needless distractions. More open space will help you think clearly.

Fresh Aroma

Why not add a nice scent to your workplace? Oils, herbs and sprays can eliminate bad odours and make your time in the office more pleasant. Just make sure to check with your fellow employees first in case someone hates the smell of pine!

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