Considering that the workplace is at the root of much of today’s stress and anxiety, the idea of making one’s desk into an area of respite is kind of an anomaly. But a necessary one at that, bearing in mind that many spend a large portion of their week in the office.
In the spirit of not just squeezing self-care into every last nook and cranny of our schedule, but also multitasking, which has become something of a way of life in today’s society, here are a slew of different strategies for turning your work area into a more soothing—and productive!—space.
The Instagrammable Diffuser
Handmade in Taiwan, this modern, #shelfie-ready ceramic sculpture doubles as an aromatherapy diffuser, ready to be supplied with your choice essential oil, be it one of the clarifying citrus or overactive-nerve-calming jasmine persuasion.
The Arid Office Air Repellent
There isn’t a face mist more tried or true than Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. And not for nothing. Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous youthful elixir, this makeup-artist favorite imparts a dewy, supple glow with toning rose extract and rosemary essential oil, as well as a refreshing zing with astringent mint.
The Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Patch