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Emails Are the Worst, But Your Cubicle Doesn’t Have To Be
Published on October 8, 2019
Picture this: A wad of files stacked in disarray, an uncomfortable chair situated directly under the air conditioning vent, corporate-looking Post-It Notes that definitely do not spark joy. Then, imagine this: A tropical-scented candle that reminds you of your last vacation, a heart-shaped cactus perched next to your computer, and a linen blanket to shield you from that draft. We might not be able to get you to inbox zero or cure your case of the Mondays, but we can help your cubicle.
Given that we spend most of our day at work, why not put some effort into making that space a little bit homier? Sometimes, a few personal touches are all it takes to lighten the mood—which, when it’s Wednesday afternoon and you’re well into hour three of sitting at your desk and staring at a screen, is no small feat.
Nothing is more stressful than being surrounded by stacks of random files, having to look for one specific item within those piles, and then leaving the whole thing more of a mess than it was when you started. Avoid the headache with a sleek desk tray dedicated to in-progress documents. (As soon as you deal with one, stow it in your filing cabinet or toss it in the recycling.) And if that doesn’t work, an Advil or two might.
Consider this stoppered bottle the silent reminder that you need to drink more water. Keep it filled up on a corner of your cubicle to avoid constant trips to the kitchen and cut down on your plastic use in one fell swoop.
When you’re battling the office AC or dealing with a particularly frosty winter, a cozy throw blanket is a must. Cocoon yourself in this ochre-hued piece from Hawkins New York so you can focus on the task at hand, not the temperature.
Ideal for jotting down points from a conference call (and leaving passive aggressive reminders in the communal refrigerator), this block of sticky notes will also add a pop of color to your desk. Win-win, all around.