by Alesha Peluso
The “office space” is a topic examined quiet frequently by both behavioral psychiatrists and television/film comedy. The average working man or woman will spend 15% of their life at their job. This is one part of a series of articles to help you find your workplace zen
Personalizing your space is an excellent way to make your environment a familiar and comfortable one. Items we use to personalize our office often lend themselves to fond memories of good times: tokens from life’s milestones, bits of our hobbies, trophies of our accomplishments and images of our friends and family.
Take your work environment one step further by expressing yourself creatively. This expression is a bit more forward thinking, visualizing where you would like to go instead of where you have been. You can do this by visualizing your goals through photos, charts, sketches, and other types of imagery.
Here are some examples of expression in a work space:
- A postcard to a new and exciting place you have not been to but would love to go
- An executive pen you plan on decorating your new office with when you get that next promotion
- A book about vegetarian cooking (a culinary surprise in the making for your vegetarian relatives)
- A Venn diagram of the right combination of characteristics needed for a perfect project with the perfect client
Work aspirations can be just as meaningful as personal goals and can focus your energies towards following the steps to get you to those goals.