In the most recent American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 85% of individuals employed in the United States reported that they did most of their work at the office, rather than at home. That’s a lot of time spent in a place that’s not really your own and is most likely a thrilling gray cubicle or boring desk.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t try to make it feel at least a little more pleasant (if not a lot). As Tikva Morrow, an editor at Hometalk and writer at The Muse says, “For the majority of the day, you occupy one tiny section of the office. So why not decorate it like you would your own home? After all, you’re probably spending more time there anyway.” And even if you do usually do your job from home, you can still take the steps to brighten up your space.
Don’t know where to start or afraid you’ll max out your credit card at Target? Well, The Muse has five quick and easy ways you can improve the area you work in without breaking the bank.
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Abby is a writer, career coach, and health educator living in Portland, Maine. When she’s not trying to make the world a happier and healthier place, you can find her cuddling with her cats, hunting down the city's best coffee and grilled cheese, or dipping her toes in the Atlantic. Say hi on Twitter .More from this Author