Use fall to evaluate and update your goals
The coming of fall means we're in the fourth quarter of the year, and that's the perfect time to take a look at all of the goals we set for ourselves back in January. Whether you've been knocking your goals down in stellar fashion or feel a little stalled, this seasonal change offers you a chance to double down on those milestones. Feeling organized helps those goals seem a little less daunting, and a functional office gives you motivation to tackle even the toughest tasks.
Must-have office supplies for a stellar office
You might spend your days in a cubicle or a dedicated home office space. Either way, you don't need to use pens you grabbed from your doctor's office or a stapler you've been using since your mom handed it to you when you moved out of her house. Streamlined office supplies that reflect your personality can help you feel motivated, powerful, and like you have the tools to take on tough challenges.
Shine on, all day long
Don't let dull accessories litter your desk. Gold adds shine — and a reminder that your work is valuable. Gold supplies add warmth and depth, and the hue works perfectly for fall. A simple gold Letter Sorter helps keep your paperwork organized, freeing up more space on your desk for you to work. (Anthropologie, $18)
Finding the perfect pens
Dionne knows the powerful impact of adding color to your life — and pens do that easily. Why take notes in boring blue ink when you can color code your ideas and thoughts in style? Add My LifeUNIT Fineliner pens to your writing rotation, both for their vibrant colors and the way the color doesn't bleed through to the other side of the paper. Bonus: the sleek grey pens look professional when you're using them at client meetings. (Amazon, $6)
Add a touch of YOU to your desk
Every desk should have some reflection of your personal interests. We know you work hard, and sometimes it's crucial to have a reminder that you have a life outside of work, too. If you love to travel, these Eiffel Tower Scissors might be just the thing to keep you motivated on days when you're so worried about meeting a deadline that you don't have time for lunch. (Target, $13)
Always remember your inspiration
During long days or disappointing news, remembering your why can keep you inspired to move forward. Gallery Frames continue to be a major trend in home decorating, and you can bring that into your office as well. Even if you're in a cubicle or don't have a dedicated office space, you can use small frames on the wall directly in front of you to replicate the concept. Add photos of what inspires you, frame your first sales receipt, or print out your favorite inspirational quote in a pretty font. You'll always feel a little stronger when you're looking ahead at the things that keep you motivated. (West Elm, from $29)
What makes you happy went you're sitting at your desk?
Techie by day; Designer by night. Iva Jewell by Dionne