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10 Ways to Turn Your Busy Office into a Relaxing Retreat

Jennifer Houston

Do you find your workplace to be stressful, cluttered, and just plain annoying? If you feel overwhelmed by books, paper, printers, faxes, pens, paperclips, and sticky notes, why not turn your busy office into a relaxing retreat? Working from home should be experienced as a pleasure, not a hassle.

The atmosphere in which we work is very important to our work productivity. Having a cluttered office space can also be a health hazard, both physically and mentally. You should be allowed to enter your personal work space stress free, clearheaded, and inspired every day. Take charge of your work space and turn it into a spacious retreat in ten easy steps.

1. Declutter your space

Declutter your space by putting paperclips in their rightful boxes, sticky notes and reminders on a cork board, incoming papers in the incoming box and files in the file cabinet.

The sooner you put office supplies where they belong, the sooner you will feel less stress in your daily workday. Clutter is known to decrease motivation, cause overwhelming feelings, and lower our work productivity levels.