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Immediately Feel Better At Work By Following These 4 Steps

Organize your way to peace.

(Photo: WOCinTech, Flickr)

If you're like 80% of Americans in the labor force, you work outside of the home.  This means you spend a majority of your waking hours in an environment that has a real effect on your mood.  As your home away from home, it's important to create a workspace that's conducive to productivity and well-being. 

Maximize your happiness on the job by following these 4 simple steps.

1. Be Affirmative

Set the foundation for every task, great or small, by using affirmations. The use of these devices helps to rewire the brain by expressing desired outcomes as realities that are already true in the present moment. Keep it simple and write a brief affirmation that speaks to your desired workspace. Try the following:

"My workspace is conducive to abundant creativity and high productivity."

Think of the affirmation as the energetic foundation on which to build the perfect workspace!  

2. Declutter

Clutter robs us of peace so reclaim a sense of the senere by decluttering. The good news is decluttering doesn’t need to be a massive undertaking. Approach the process in pieces.  Identify items that can be tossed out without much consideration. Then, categorize items by how frequently you use them and place those items you rarely use out of sight.  A cluttered desk might be a sign of activity but not productivity.

3. Beautify Your Space

Once you’ve removed the clutter, focus on creating a calm and pleasant work environment through the use of artwork and other items that are pleasing to the eyes. A picture of a vibrant ocean, a dewy forest, or a loved one will conjure feelings of peace, tranquility and love that lead to increased inspiration and creativity.

4. Breathe

In addition to allergens and bacteria, the electronic devices we rely on so heavily can be toxic to our health. One way to combat this modern day hazard is to use plants. Not only do indoor plants help clean our air, but they offer soothing resting spots for our eyes. Tending to a plant can also remind us of valuable life lessons surounding nurturing and growing.

The benefits of your reorganized work space will extend to those working around you.  Take these small steps, you might be surprised where you end up.

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