Your Little Corner of Zen

by Alessandra Cavalluzzi

It’s important to create a calming environment at work.  We spend 40 (or more) hours at work each week, so our environment should be one that allows us to be productive while maintaining balance and peace of mind.   I like to decorate my office in a way that invites people in and makes them want to stay a while.   In fact, many tend to linger after meetings citing the “calming effect” of the decor.   Personalization makes our workspace less sterile and inspires creative thinking, which leads to more engagement.

Here is a photo of one of the corners of my office.   Of course cheerful decor can't make up for a toxic work environment, and if this is what you are experiencing then you must make your health a priority by removing yourself from that situation.  Toxicity and stress takes its toll on your mental and physical well-being over time.  So take yourself out of it, even if it means leaving.  You come first.

PS - the votives are flameless ;-)