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Between crazy bosses and creepy coworkers, it's a wonder you get any work done at all. Here's a little help.
You Will Need
- Ergonomic chair (optional)
Rid your desk and shelves of clutter that can stress, distract, or overwhelm. Organize to focus better.
Find good light
Find visual and lighting elements that make you feel good and that reflect the mood you want. Use natural light whenever possible to limit eye strain and elevate your mood.
Arrange the chair, desk, and computer screen to avoid neck, wrist, and head pain. Make enough space around the desk to allow more range of movement. Pick cabinets that won't require you to strain to reach the shelves.
Decorate for you
Decorate your desk and walls with family photos, wall hangings, and attractive plants so that it bears your imprint. Make your workspace comfortably yours.
Add a CD player if music helps improve your concentration and productivity, or listen to music through your computer.
Use scented oils or sprays. Studies have found that lemon and lavender scents produce the most positive, calming results. Pretty soon, you'll feel more comfortable at the office than at home.