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It may come as a shock to some people but most of us spend more time in the office than we do at home, waking hours that is. This is very true for myself when I compare the hours ‘out of the house’ to the hours spent at home the former outweighs the latter. Not that I mind I like my jobs but spending so much time in the office week to week I felt the urge to create a nice space in which to spend all this time. A relaxed atmosphere is so much better for production. Dark, dingy cubicles can really make a person feel down. Offices don’t have to be sterile. We are all unique individuals, let’s pull some personal into our day and office environments.

I have recently moved desks to sit alone area. Even more reason to bring a little me into the space as there is no one else to be offended by my personal touches. We do have a ‘clean desk’ policy which means clutter should be kept to a minimum. This is a very good idea as clutter on your desk is counter productive. Cluttered desk, cluttered mind. Widescreen monitors come in handy for that keeping my personal items invisible to anyone walking past.

To make my desk more homely and balance the different energies bouncing around I have a number of personal items at hand. Firstly, my USB Himalayan Salt lamp which is perfect to have around computers and electrical items. Salt lamps reduce fatigue, improve concentration and balance electro magnetic pollution. They also bring in moisture to dry, air conditioned environments by ionizing the air.

Crystals of course are a major feature on both my home and office desks. I always have a clear quartz point and my Rose Quartz Goddess on my desk. Others come and go depending on what I need at the time. This week my usual clear quartz is at home for cleansing so I have my smaller Atlantean core crystal and Tibetan Smoky quartz here.

Greenery is important to me as well, bringing the outdoors in doors. With a lack of natural light where I sit some plants might get sad so I opted for a Bamboo. They are super hardy as well and don’t take much looking after. Placed on the far corner of my desk it deflects any negative energy that might come into the space before it hits me. Plants are brilliant at bringing in extra oxygen to a room. They can defuse harmful chemicals from printer toners and paints. Very handy for me as I’m in close proximity to the print room.

I keep my colour therapy cards on my desk too. My chosen card for the day sits in front of me to infuse it’s healing energy.

Some health & safety regulations may not like my next item. An oil burner. It sits in a safe place where it is in no danger of the candle being knocked over. I use soy wax melts with a gentle fragrance that uplifts the area. One day I will invest in a proper electric diffuser so I can use essential oils for extra holistic benefits. I used to burn incense sticks but that didn’t go down well with my colleagues, plus they are messy. Never leave candles burning unattended!

A well-stocked itunes of relaxing music, meditations and some 90’s cheesy pop songs is a must. Noise cancelling ears phones are handy as well. Block out the rest of the office and drift away to whatever music you’re into. My job doesn’t require me to answer phones that often so I’m free to plug in and listen to music as I feel. Helps get the creative juices flowing too.

Finally to combat tired, fatigued shoulders I have a lupin heat pack on hand. Two minutes in the microwave gives me an hour of heat pack action. Added bonus it makes me sit straighter or else it falls off!

Is there anything you have in your office that brings a piece of ‘home’ or relaxation into your day? Share with us in the comments below.

Love & light,

Seren xx


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