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Sprucing up your workspace

It’s a reality: some of us get to spend more than nine hours a day sitting on our desks and staring at our screens. At times, we spend more of our waking hours in the office than in our homes. And as a result, stress often becomes our companion as we try to make a living.

There are, however, ways we can reduce stress in the workplace. Many studies have shown that our surroundings play a crucial role in having a healthy body and mindset in the workplace. For instance, a clean work environment is said to boost productivity and morale while a cluttered desk can reduce one’s focus and raise stress and anxiety levels throughout the day.


Here are a few ways you can restore order in your desk while resetting your tired mind.

Invest in a comfortable chair


Sprucing up your workspaceA good chair will not only help reduce stress but can also do wonders for your posture. Most neck, back and spine injuries are often caused by prolonged hours of sitting, bad posture and an uncomfortable chair. Make sure to sit straight, stand up every hour or so to stretch your back and legs, and of course, if you have the budget, buy an ergonomic chair to help avoid long-term damage to your back and shoulders.

Wilcon offers a variety of comfy chairs and so does, Crate and Barrel. These are all well-suited to reduce back injuries and bring the ultimate comfort while at work.

Photo frames

Placing a photo of our loved ones or pets in the workplace is always a good idea. It somehow reminds us of the reason why we are investing so much time and effort at work. Pick just one or two simple but elegant picture frame—just make sure it will be the appropriate size for you desk to avoid cluttering the work area.

Sprucing up your workspaceSprucing up your workspaceGet organized

An orderly desk will help you clear your mind and make a good impression on your clients. At the same time, a clean desk reduces risks of bacteria contamination. Make sure to wipe your desk clean before you start work and clear it before you head out of the office at the end of the day. Keep the desk organized by using decorative jars, for instance, to keep your pens, paper clips and other small items in place. Dimensione’s colorful owl vases and classy containers can help you put things in their proper place.

Keep calm and drink coffee


Or tea, or fresh fruit juices. Whichever you prefer, find time to take a short five-minute break to enjoy your drink. Of course, you will need one good sturdy mug—just make sure to wash it before and after using it. A set of cups would be nice to stow in the office especially if you expect VIPs to attend your meetings. Mugs, cups and tea cups can be bought anywhere, but the ones that say “we drink in style” can be found at Crate and Barrel, SM Home and Dimensione—whether you prefer a fun or classic design.

Sprucing up your workspaceSprucing up your workspaceTime is of the essence

Every office table must have a desk calendar and clock. Beating deadlines will not be possible if you don’t know what day it is or what time it is. Most of us rely on giveaways for our calendar needs but a vintage touch on your desk can make a big  difference. Dimensione’s modern twist on the cherished cuckoo clock will be a pleasant decor on your desk, and can be the perfect conversation starter, too.

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