I know other people have a hard time staying upbeat and ready for the day and on task. I also know those that have no problem doing it. I, however, just can't.
Because I work in a creative environment, I try to fill my space with colors I can stand to look at for long periods of time (and some fun things as well).
To start off, changing your desktop background can make a whole lot of difference.
Here's what my current image is:
Inspiration doesn't just have to be fun things, though it helps. I use my bulletin board for mainly work things and it really sets me in the mood.
And if you're anyone like me, you'll notice I have a few... a lot... of jars underneath my board. Yeah. Those are exactly what you might think they are. They're Snapple jars. My coworkers like to make jokes that I'm addicted to Snapple. And they're probably right.
Because this board is so colorful, I have no problems keeping updated through all my work. But I do have days where my desk does look like a disaster.
And right next to this, there's a sectioned off square bordered with Washi Tape. People have asked me what these post-it notes are and let me just tell you and admit now that I am 100% OBSESSED with Game of Thrones (among other things). And in this square is my dedicated Game of Thrones theories wall. I'm talking any theory I've ever had involving a character for the upcoming season goes into this theory wall. I'll probably do a post each couple weeks or so talking about my theories and my support/claims on it. I just love GOT so much. *SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN SEASON 6 YET*
So there are some simple tricks I use to keep all my sanity when I sit at a desk for eight hours. I hope I helped some of you out. I would like to know what helps you get through work! Let me know in the comments!