A severe lack of color. No natural light. Cold, hard surfaces. No, it's not a prison cell. It's the standard American office. If your workplace is still proudly displaying overhead fluorescent lights that totally kill your selfie game and miserable windowless offices, you'll want to consider these 17 little things to make your desk more pleasant.
Not to be dramatic, but the typical desk is a recipe for disaster. There's the tendency to clutter, effects of excessive sitting, and, for a lot of us, the concern of getting too much screen time — something to really think about, considering most of us are in front of our computers and phones for the majority of the day.
Meanwhile, you're expected to produce high-quality work day in and day out. Yeah. Sure. No problem. In the words of Sue Ellen Crandell in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, "I'm right on top of that, Rose!"
Some companies are trying to evolve with open office workspaces, and while we can applaud their good intentions, recent studies conducted by Harvard and the University of Sydney have already found they don't really improve the situation. While the typical desk probably isn't undergoing any huge makeovers in the near future, at the very least, you can try keeping these 17 little things nearby to help you feel better mentally and physically.