Decorate your office for the holidays – why not be happy wherever you are

Do you decorate your office for the holidays?

Some people might think it’s a little strange for a 37 year-old-man to decorate his office for the upcoming Christmas holiday, but I’m guilty.

Truth be told, I never did in the past, and truly had no intention of starting now. But that was before I understood how important it is to create a pleasant, comfortable and joyful environment no matter where you might be.

Let’s face it, work can be challenging at times – wearing on the very fibers which comprise one’s character. But by creating a space filled with pleasant reminders like photographs of that special someone, candles, flowers, and yes, even small Christmas trees, suddenly your brain isn’t just filled with anxiety but familiarity.

It’s this familiarity which helps to calm us down and make us feel as though we’ve been transformed to another place – a place which makes us feel safe and loved.

Most of us have to work in order to pay for the basic necessities we need for survival – food, clothing, shelter. But there’s no reason why our 40 hour work-weeks can’t be filled with a sprinkling of pleasantries – especially around this time of year.

So, decorate your office and have fun doing it!

For as Abraham Lincoln once remarked, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”