While we should all strive for healthy work-life balance, it is a simple fact that if you work an office job, you’ll probably spend a good amount of time at your desk. It doesn’t have to be a drag though. There are some items that can make your desk job a hundred times better, make you more comfortable, and keep you organized and on track to be the best you possibly can be. Here are twelve items designed to make your work life a little better and help you thrive in your new office environment.
A calendar or plannerDon’t forget those important meetings or have to rely on a phone or computer calendar for everything.
A nice candle that isn’t overwhelmingTo soothe you and keep the office smelling nice, but don’t be that overwhelming office mate that gives everyone a headache.
Don’t let your sciatic nerve flare up or hurt your butt from sitting in a chair all day
An extra charger for your most-used deviceWhether that’s an iPhone, an Android, an iPad, a Kindle, whatever, have an extra charger at work so you don’t have to rely on yourself to lug one back and forth.
A supportive mouse pad
These are life savers if you’re using a desktop computer.
An organizing rack
You don’t want your folders and pencils and notecards and stapler rolling all over your desk, out of control, so organize them!
A thumb driveSome files are just too big to transfer over email, and honestly, you never know when you’ll need a thumb drive. I always keep one on my keychain just in case. Shoot for one at least 8GB or bigger to be safe.
A business card organizerAs a young professional, you’ll get a lot of business cards and you’ll want somewhere to store them so you can easily access them.