Do you work in a boring office environment where you basically turn into a zombie from 9 to 5? Do you spend your workday fantasizing about laying in your cozy bed, or laying on the couch with no cares in the world? Here are some items to bring some comfort and life to your desk. Because we spend the majority of our time sitting in that one spot, so we may as well make ourselves at home!
Do I even have to explain this one? If you’re a restless-sitter like myself, then you too have trouble finding a comfortable position to get in at your desk. For me, I need something to elevate my feet a bit so that I’m not hunched over at my desk like a corporate Quasimodo.
Typical footrests didn’t do the job for me, so I had to find something better and more versatile. That’s where the foot hammock came in.
There are many versions on Amazon, but this particular one is sturdier than the rest because of the screw in clamps holding the hammock in place. Once you have one of these bad boys at your desk, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.
a decent Desk Plant
If you’re lucky enough to have your own office or workspace, then you’re going to want to make it your own. Unless you’re Ryan from The Office, you want your desk space to reflect who you are. What better way to create a calming scene than adding a nice, small desk plant?
Personally, I have one fake desk plant because I lack the responsibility to care for another living thing. However, if you’re up for the game, I recommend getting a small Bonsai Tree. Not only are they beautiful, they relieve stress somehow!
We’ve all seen Avengers: Infinity War so we all know how cool it’d be to have the world in the palm of our hands. Sadly, the opposite is true. Relieve yourself of your daily stressors with a handy stress ball.
Personally, I have one that looks like a little green alien man, but I couldn’t find that one for you guys so here’s the next coolest thing.
Bear Claw Back Scratcher
The Bear Claw Back Scratcher is more of a novelty item, but you don’t understand how useful it is. No kidding, I get asked about 4 times daily from someone in my office to use my back scratcher.
It’s built like a radio antenna so it’s extendable enough to reach even the most remote parts of your back. Perfect for getting those stubborn itches scratched.
Fun Sticky Notes
I’ve never actually owned any of these, but I can’t tell you how many times I wished I had these on hand to pass out. The fun part is that your coworkers won’t know if your being funny, or passive aggressive.
Laptop Stand or Dock
I’m adding this one for me specifically, but I’m sure any creative professional will benefit from one of these guys. A laptop stand or dock is perfect for those who work on multiple computers and are also limited on desk space.
I use one while working at home and need to mirror my MacBook to my full size monitor. Just plug in the HDMI, dock your laptop and boom! You have your laptop’s power on a full size screen.
Grovemade Walnut Mount
If you’re willing to spend a little bit more on your desk accessories, Grovemont makes beautiful quality products out of different types of wood. They’re minimalistic and very appealing to the eye. They won’t be cheap though!
These are their walnut products, including the awesome walnut monitor mount.
This Belkin Wireless Charger is the best quality one that I found online, and the best looking as well. Not to mention that it’s not expensive!
If you have a mobile phone that was released in the last couple years, then chances are that it has wireless fast-charging capabilities. This is especially useful for those with an Apple Watch as well, like myself.
Plop this baby on your desk and just place your phone on it and forget about it.
There are my picks for the coolest, and most useful desk accessories available now. Some may be novelty items but they’ll give some personality to your desk, which is much needed for those of us with a bland work environment. Happy Shopping!