Your Cubicle Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly

3 Mar

So today I’m not writing anything fancy.

Nope.

Nothing soul-crushingly deep.

I just wanna talk about something that’s been on my mind for a while now.

So here it goes…

Your cubicle doesn’t have to be ugly.

Not a teeny tiny bit.

It doesn’t have to be dark and gray and dreary.

And you know what else? It doesn’t have to look like a prison.

Instead, it can be fun.

It can be vibrant and uplifting.

It can be a reflection of your super-awesome personality if you want it to.

There’s been a lot of research lately about office design and productivity.

More and more I’m coming across articles that discuss office design and how it affects our mood.

So I guess I kind of think it’s important.

Probably because we spend more time in our office space than we do at home (sadly).

And I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time making sure that my home is comfy.

I spend a lot of time making sure that my home makes me feel good.

We buy things and re-position objects that we probably don’t even need and we do these things because it’s part of making our environment a positive one.

Our cubicle…our office space…it’s our second home.

So if it’s killing your mood and makes you feel awful, it’s probably time you do something about that.

I recently started making a few changes to my little lonely cubicle. Now it’s kind of cool.

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First of all, anyone who knows me knows that I’m a quote fanatic, so I’ve got some awesome motivational posters that keep me somewhat sane when I’m having a really crappy day.

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Then I’ve got these super cute items from UrbanGirl.Com. I don’t know what to tell you… My Jonathan Adler Block Calendar and LoLo Stanley Case… sure, they’re not essential, but they bring so much color to my desk and they just make me feel happy.

*Sidenote: The elephant, even though it’s pink, was bought because I’m a huge Alabama Football fan, so everytime I look at it I get excited for the season to start again.

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Then I’ve got my shrine to all the important people in my life. Sorry mom and dad, I need to get a picture of you guys too! (Don’t hate me.) But anyway, it just makes me happy to know that outside of work, I’ve got so many positive relationships in my life, and THAT- on its own- gives me even more of a reason to want to work hard. Even though I’m working and I may not enjoy every second of every day, I’m working so that I can have the resources to make more memories with these people. (Because you know, you can’t go out and do awesome super-fun things if you’re totally poor.)

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And then, finally, I’ve got my vacation corner. This picture of me and my man-friend was taken in Gettysburg, PA. We went up there a while back and it was such an incredible experience. Right under it sits my Panama City Beach snow globe. Again, we’ve vacationed there together and we’ve loved every minute of it. So my vacation corner reminds me that the world’s a lot bigger than my cubicle, and it reminds me to try to experience as much of it as possible.

Now it’s your turn! What do you love about your office space, and if the answer is NOTHING, then what are you gunna do to fix that?

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19 Responses to “Your Cubicle Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly”

  1. c to c friendspirations March 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    I fully agree, no need for an ugly cubicle. One of my walls is full of inspirational quote which adds a bit of color and a positive vive.

  2. James Dunn -- Coffee and Countries March 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    That is the loveliest cubicle!

    • Kayla Cruz March 4, 2014 at 10:00 am #

      Thanks so much, James! Hope you’re having a great day!

  3. Make Something Mondays March 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    Thanks for the motivation! My cubical is so boring…

    • Kayla Cruz March 4, 2014 at 10:01 am #

      Anytime! It’s never too late to start decorating! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. Jess Herbine March 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    Aww you posted this at like, the perfect time for me! I’ve had cubicle decoration on the brain for a couple weeks now, but need to set aside time to find some inspiration / buy stuff / determine what I want to put there! Love this 🙂 Definitely checking out Urban Girl, too!

    • Kayla Cruz March 4, 2014 at 10:04 am #

      Hi Jess! Thanks for reading! Believe me, my cubicle was like the plainest most boring work space for a while. But once you start adding things, it’s so easy to make it interesting. Urban Girl is great, definitely recommend taking a look. Have a great day, and you should totally send me pics once you get your cubicle looking awesome 🙂

  5. Sarah @ Shades of Sarah March 4, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Love this!! My cubicle has lots of paperwork up now because I do customer service so I need lots of information easily available. Could definitely use some more color and quotes though!

    • Kayla Cruz March 4, 2014 at 10:05 am #

      Hi Sarah! Ugh I know what it’s like to have to post info and paperwork up…maybe you can post them on colored paper! And quotes are easy to put up, so get to it! Lol thanks for reading and have a fab day 🙂

  6. Alisia March 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    One thing that I keep telling myself I need to do is update my cube. I have nothing cute or uplifting other than piles of things that need to get done.

  7. petrasookram March 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Love this article..my office space takes the same trend as yours, colorful, unique stationery and amazing quotes to keep me pumped throughout the day!

  8. petrasookram March 6, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    Reblogged this on psookram and commented:
    Cubicle..home away from home! A fun article, one worth reading, makes you smile 🙂

  9. futuredoll March 10, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    My home office monitor is quote city- My fav is by Shark Barbra Corcoran “Perception creates reality.” I also find a flower or something living adds a nice touch. Smelling the flower brings me back to myself and it doesn’t have to be fancy.

  10. katie2kate March 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Oh my gosh yes! My new boss only has those generic motivational posters in her office and just today I was thinking how she could create such a better work environment if she personalized her space! Can’t wait to start decorating my new cubicle! Hope my new coworkers don’t judge!

  11. April May 16, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Just wanted to comment and say.. Roll Tide!
    I’m from AL 🙂

    • Kayla Cruz May 16, 2014 at 9:59 am #

      Hahaha Roll Tide!! My boyfriend’s from Birmingham, so Alabama football is now in my blood! Thanks for stopping by 😀

  12. pvhsco08 May 16, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Just wanted to comment and say… Roll Tide!
    I’m from AL 🙂

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