A few healthy tweaks to your office space may be all you need to boost your productivity, improve your daily mood and even catapult creativity to the next level.
It should come as no surprise that our HQ is loaded with wellness hacks galore — most of which are pretty easy (and affordable) to recreate in your own space.
Most of us spend a good deal of time working, but are we investing as much effort into how ‘well’ our work spaces are as our bedrooms or kitchens? Over the years, we’ve implemented a few office routines that enhance our sense of well being in a major way. Work-life balance feels way more attainable when we’re already feeling good on the job.
Whether you’re living that cubicle life, run your own business or work from home, these office wellness tips could bring fresh life to your professional game. Here’s what we personally rely on for wellness in the office daily…
A Guide To Living Well – The Office Editionceramic French press | Curate a beautiful coffee station with design-friendly objects like this ceramic french press. We use it to keep herb infusions, tonics, and superfood lattes flowing all day. CHECK OUT
Custom Standing Desks | A few years ago, we converted our tin West Elm Parsons desks to standing desks with clever wood risers from Etsy — and it’s the best decision we’ve ever made for health and happiness in the office!
Here’s the thing: most of the standing desk options we’ve seen out there involve a clunky contraption that sits on the face of the desk. We chose to make our desks standing-height permanently with custom wooden risers painted to match. We simply added beautiful bar height leather stools as a sitting option. CHECK OUT
Essential Oil Diffuser | Nothing is more notable when you step in our office than the scent of calming, invigorating essential oils. The diffusion changes daily, depending on our moods, and include energy arousing or mood boosting oil blends from a thick stack of oil blends kept on hand. Pick oils based on your mood or the mindest you’re trying to achieve. CHECK OUT
Alexa Amazon + Pandora | Alexa is all about how you use her. We treat her more like a digital assistant than just an office radio, keeping a curation of our fave Pandora stations on hand to anchor us down into a creative mood. We even use Alexa for a daily reminder to take a meditation break every afternoon. CHECK OUT
recycling at work |We open a slew of packages on any given workday and the shipping waste can be overwhelming. This stainless steel number by Simply Human has recycling build right in to help the process of sorting seem more manageable. We also love the sleek look and foot pedal to keep things as streamlined as can be. CHECK OUT
Plants everywhere | A little bit of greenery can go a long way. While any kind of greenery will do some good, this study by NASA pinpoints the best air-purifying plants for our homes and office spaces. Check out our top picks here and pair it with a super cute planter for extra style points. CHECK OUT
Indoor air filter | Indoor air pollution is a thing – especially for us here in L.A. Our bodies are built to resist environmental enemies we can’t completely avoid, but the toxic dust that sticks to home electronics can weigh heavily on our systems if we’re not careful. We keep a room air purifier running at all times. It slips slyly into a corner and works hard all day to powerfully eliminate the worst offenders found in an urban environment. CHECK OUT