Cubicle day is a day for office workers to express their individuality at work through customizing their office spaces. The cubicle was designed by Robert Propst and is well known for lacking any personal elements. Offices first used these in 1967 to divide the open space and allow the workers some privacy. These systems were designed to be easily moved and arranged in a variety of ways to best fit the office space. In today’s modern office, cubicle options include pods so workers with similar tasks can work closely together as well as the traditional individual cubes.
How To Celebrate Cubicle Day
You can celebrate this holiday in a variety of ways. You can rearrange your space according to the rules of Feng Shui to effectively utilize the space and help improve your inner balance. The entire office can get involved by holding a cube decorating contest. Or you can simply appreciate the walls that shield you from your neighbors and allow you some privacy to get your work done. However you choose to celebrate, make sure it is creative and allows you to take full benefit of the little space you do your work in.
Feng Shui For Offices
Feng Shui is a traditional ancient Chinese practice that uses energy forces to connect individuals with their surrounding environments. Feng Shui can be used in any office space including your cubicle. Everything around you in your office influences you and your personal energy. By controlling your own space, no matter how small, you are taking control of this energy. You may not be able to move your desk or other pieces of furniture but there are still other things you can do to easily improve the flow of your office. Here are six easy improvements you can make to your space.
Organization is key in any space no matter the size. Office cubicles can get cluttered very fast so finding an organization system that works and keeps your space clear will help you immensely. Clutter can impede your energy flow as well quickly turning your cubicle into a non-productive space.
Make sure it is okay with your boss to bring in items to personalize your space. Small plants can help brighten up your space. Photos of happy events can also bring more energy to your space and remind you of days spent not in the office. Small replicas of your favorite art pieces can also make your space more inviting.
Staring at your computer screen for many hours can be a drain on you both physically and mentally. Be sure to take a break, walk around, or turn to some paperwork for a while to refresh your eyes and brain.
Feng Shui always works when it is subtle. You do not need wind chimes or a zen garden for your space to feel like it has achieved Feng Shui. Find what works best for you and your office and in doing so you will achieve greater peace with your space.
Having your back to the door to the office can be distributive due to constantly looking behind you to see who has entered. Using a mirror or even something shiny to reflect what is behind you can be less of a distraction and less of a strain on your neck due to not having to look behind you as much.
Achieving Feng Shui in your office can be almost impossible. If this is the case, you can find other areas of your life to focus on.Try to find other areas of your home or apartment to make more accommodating. Having a relaxing space to go home to will make your hours at work seem not as bad.
However you wish to celebrate today is a day to appreciate your office space and to give it some love.
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