Just not at your desk
In the world of work today we spend a lot more time at our desks, including our lunch breaks. It makes sense to keep some items handy. But some things you should definitely avoid. Here are some dos and don’ts: * Dispose of your half-finished bowl of food. If you’re having the remainder of it later, put it in the office fridge. If you are done with it throw it out, particularly if you’re sharing a cubicle/room. Aside from possibly bothering coworkers, crumbs and forgotten food could attract pests. Take food garbage outside, do not dispose of it in the office trash can.
* Certain fragrances, like peppermint and lemon, can do wonders for your productivity and focus. And while it might be a great idea to incorporate these scents into your workspace, try and realise that your colleagues might not share the same tastes. You can keep a small bottle of the essential oil of your choice at your desk and when you need a fragrant pick-me-up, dab a drop onto a cotton ball and take a sniff.
* In an election year, it might be tempting to show your support for your favourite candidate. Don’t. Keep your political preferences to yourself.
* You might need to keep certain beauty items nearby. A desk drawer would work just fine. Keep them out of your main space. Your desk should help you feel organized and focused.
* Unless its essential for your job, put your cell phone away. Otherwise, it might tempt you to check your notifications every five minutes, resulting in decreased productivity. You can take it out during a break or at lunch time.