Whether you work from home, a co-share or a large office the same principals of "desk zen" apply. To help you achieve them, we've compiled a few tips and tricks and images of some of our favourite desks to serve as inspiration.
Leave only the essentials
Decide what you actually use on a day to day basis and have only these items on your desk, put the rest away. Research shows that having empty space on your desk helps to promote a clear mind and creative thinking.
Hide messy cables
They're unsightly and create unnecessary clutter. If you can’t hide them completely, band them together. One lump of cables is better than six stragglers.
Add some plant life
Here at The Fable we’re a big fan of green friends. Their addition can add instant zen to a an otherwise sterile work space. Succulents are a great choice as they’re resilient, low maintenance and generally don’t require abundant natural light if you’re lacking this.
Add a photo, but not ten
Having photos of loved ones can bring happy vibes to a work space. If you're having a bad day, they offer a nice reminder of what you're going home to. Add one or two and if you can, get them framed. Try to avoid a kodak collage as tempting as it may be, they'll serve as distractions and infringe on your negative space.
Tidy at the end of every day
Achieving desk zen once is easy, maintaining it is hard. Make it your policy that you don't leave your work space for the day until it is tidy. It will only take a few moments but will make returning to work the next day far more enjoyable and will help make "desk zen" a permanent fixture in your life.