13 August 2012


Hey girls!

So, as most of you know (or... maybe you don't?), I have spent the last 7-8 months of my young adult life working full-time. I work in an office, and, to that end, I sit in a cubicle.

I don't like my cubicle. It's a reddish-tan desk with icky greige (grey/beige) carpeted walls. On its own, it's a nasty looking mess. I'm sure a lot of you are in the same position, so I have devised some ways for all of us to cute-up our workspaces.

I started by finding some colourful and adorable wallpapers for my computer. I used wallpaperswide.net to find the ones I use, and my coworkers compliment me on them pretty frequently. I change my wallpaper up a lot, which I also find helps.

The next thing I did, was I found myself a really cute bag (or... bags) that I use to take my things back and forth to work in. I generally leave my bag on my desk, and, because of its pretty pastel pink colour, helps to bring some more life into my space.

I found some other examples of pretty, yet office-appropriate bags for you to take inspiration from. They are from an assortment of places, and the prices vary - you can find cute laptop bags at Wal-Mart, too - they don't all have to be Coach or another luxury brand.

The next thing I did was bring in photographs of my friends and family so that I am surrounded by people who make me happy at work (other than my co-workers, of course!). This allows me to feel more positive, particularly when I am feeling stressed out.

I just stuck mine to the wall of my cubicle, but I also think it's a cute idea to bring in some pretty and colourful picture frames that fit your personal taste. T-Pins are not everyone's cup of tea!

Last but not least, I would suggest bringing in some of your own office supplies and storage. Don't go crazy about this - most offices will supply you with some storage, but you might want to consider adding in a few things here and there that, again, fit your style and make you happy! I love things that are floral, and nature-inspired. I also seem to have a thing for owls.

Cute pens and pencils will also help - you can use their cuteness to influence your mood, which will influence your work!

When my office is finished its renovations, I will be following through with my own advice! You can also use these tips for your desk at home, if you are still in school - I know I always used cute school supplies while I was doing school - they really do make me feel better, particularly when I'm bored!

What do you think? Will you be using any of these tips for your work or your school work?


- A.

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