There are also two other desks in this space, that are in use whenever the store owner and the other managers are around. The production manager and other store employees float through from time to time as well, so there is sometimes a good deal of energy in an otherwise small space. And it goes without saying that sometimes that energy isn't all sunshine and rainbows.
In order to keep myself happy and focused in a small space and the energy surrounding me conducive to work and sanity, I employ a few easy tricks.
A good start is to make sure that your space has a welcoming scent. You cannot help if you work in a building that pumps in recycled air or your co-worker doesn't use enough deodorant, but you can place a small scented candle on your desk (whether you are allowed to light it or not - they smell lovely) or find a lightly scented spray for your space.
I have a bottle of lavender spray from a local lavender farm beside my computer and give it a few spritzes when I come in. It smells nice, is organic and safe to use on surfaces. It adds a calming scent to the area and gives a little protection from any lower energy that someone might bring into my space.
If you have animals at your workplace, please be sure that you choose safe items that will not be ingested by visiting pets.
Speaking of family - furry or otherwise - having some photos of loved ones always brightens up a space. I have a small wall space above my desk that I've turned into a mural of photos of my neices, pets and friends' kids. Some of my co-workers have brought me pictures of their kids and grandkids to put on the wall too.
Also on my desk are a few crystals on my computer, chosen for clarity, peace of mind and to absorb any lower energies that I don't want in my space. I'm allowed to have a tealight-sized candle burning, so I made sure that my candle is working for me double-time and I put it in a salt rock candle holder. Salt-rock releases negative ions when heated to combat the positive ions that surround electronic equipment like computers.
On days like today, when I'm headed into a meeting and it's bound to be a bit stressful (working with the accountant always gets my back up) I make sure to wear something that makes me feel strong. A great outfit, a comforting crystal in the pocket or a piece of jewelery that makes me feel confident.
This silver stag horn is one of my go-to peices when I need some strength.
And once the day (or the stressful meeting) is over, I try to connect with a good friend or family. Today I've pre-planned a lunch date with four of my closest friends - just in case I really need one of these: