4 Things to Add to Your Small Office Space

4 Things to Add to Your Small Office Space

Say hello to increased creativity and productivity.

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Having an office space that not only fosters creativity but that's comfortable is crucial to being productive. We all know that feeling when the afternoon rolls around that we start feeling sluggish.

Our backs start to cramp and our minds begin to wonder onto other things besides our blog or business. To prevent that 3 o'clock slump, here are three things to make your office space a little less dreary, even if it's small.

Vision Board

What exactly is a vision board, you ask? It's similar to a mood board except it's made up of images that provoke how you want to feel, particularity in the future.

But you can also include photos of things that you want to accomplish. That may be a big house on a mountain top, a luxury car or the best shop in town. Pick images that move you and will ultimately help you to remain on course for the things that need to get done throughout the day.

Forget making your vision board on Pinterest. Print out the pictures and place them on a bulletin board that surrounds your computer. Every time you look away from the screen, you'll be reminded of why you're doing what you're doing in the first place.

A Comfy Chair

One thing that prevents me from continually being productive is the type of seating I have. My back begins to cramp where all I can think about is my pain.

That's why picking a chair that's comfortable is vital. Instead of focusing on pain, you'll be able to focus on the tasks at hand.

Opt for chairs with lumbar support. They'll help you sit up straight and keep your spine aligned.

Good Lighting

Sometimes, a desk lamp won't cut it. When you're working well into the late hours, it can be discouraging when you look away from your office space to find the rest of the house pitch black. I don't know about you but when that happens to me, I feel instantly tired.

That's why overhead lighting is best. While this may be an expensive upgrade, consider getting customized lighting or a chandelier instead.

It'll give you light in every corner of your small office while also adding a stylish touch. No longer will your office feel like a desk in a bedroom but a space for creativity and productivity to flourish.

Plants

You don't have to consider yourself a "plant lady" to place some greenery around your office. One or two plants will be enough to boost your mood and clear toxins out of the area.

Not only will you be able to breathe better but think better as well.

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Stop Picking Yourself Apart In The Mirror — Embrace Your Flaws Because You ARE Beautiful

Think of your acne as constellations on your face, mapping out what an incredible person you are.

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The young girl with freckles laced around her face and diamonds in her eyes stands in front of the mirror. She notices that her nose is slightly crooked and her smile doesn't shape itself the way she would like it to. As she spends another five minutes in front of the mirror, she nitpicks on every piece of herself that makes her whole.

Unfortunately, many people know this feeling all too well. So many of us spend time bringing ourselves down because of the minor flaws we have. Instead of picking on our flaws it's time we start embracing them.

The reality is that no one is perfect — not even those Instagram models you see all over your feed.

Do not hold yourself to a high standard and pressure yourself into something you're not. Yes, it may be great to have a toned body, the whitest teeth and the clearest face, but it's also great to not have all of those qualities. If we were all perfect, what fun would that be? We'd all be walking around like robots.

No two people are exactly the same and that is what makes us so unique. Some of us will have more flaws than others and that is okay. In the long run, our flaws make us stronger. Your flaws will help you learn more about yourself.

You can tell yourself "OK, so I am someone who cries more than the average person," and it will show you that you are someone with a softer heart. You can even tell yourself "OK, I am someone who has more pimples than the average person," and make a fashion statement out of it.

Think of your acne as constellations on your face, mapping out what an incredible person you are.

We are so quick to frown upon the things that make us different when we should be embracing them. It is time that your stretch marks become tiger stripes and time for you start showing yourself some love!

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11 Beauty Trends for 2018

From glitter eyeshadow to barrettes.

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Trends come and go. But ones that are here to stay are within the beauty industry.

These trends are not just one-time fads, they're here to last. Whether the seasons are becoming cooler or hotter, any way you wear these trends will look timeless.

Ready to see what made the list? Check them out!

Inclusive Beauty Products

This year has been groundbreaking in terms of diversity. Beauty companies worldwide have become more willing to expand their shade collections to include women (and men) of all skin types and colors.

Thanks to Fenty by Rihanna, she unleashed an array of 40 different shade options of her foundation. While this might not be much of a trend (because it'll be here to stay), it was worth mentioning. Now if only all the beauty companies to ever exist could get on the inclusive bandwagon.

Multi-Use Products

Today's busy woman on the go deserves beauty products to enhance her hectic lifestyle. Enter all-in-one kits.

These wonders are made up of multiple products but all in one palette. Every product included can double as another. Eyeshadows become highlighters, lipsticks as blushes, the list goes on.

The convenience these types of kits offer is why it's a trend. There's no longer a need to cram all of your foundations, highlighter, bronzers, and blushes into your purse when you can have them all inside one palette.

Graphic Nails

We aren't talking about your classic French manicure anymore. For the end of 2018, it's all about graphic nails.

Don't think vibrant colors, think of causes. Causes such as breast cancer and feminine health. Those are good reasons to paint boobs and vaginas on your nails!

While this trend might not be suited for everyone, start small and maybe paint one nail full of boobs.

Bright Eyeshadow

Nude eyeshadow is a thing of the past when bold, vibrant colors come into play. For the fall, warmer colors with a punch are in.

Think electric blue, violet purple, and rusted red. The brighter, the better.

If this trend is a little scary or just won't work for your day job, try a brightly colored eyeliner instead. Purple works great for those with brown eyes while lighter colored eyes will benefit from green or blue colored eyeliner.

Skincare as Makeup

Feeling beautiful starts with having great skin. Rather than fake it by pilling every product of makeup you have, focus on your skincare routine.

Moisturizers, facial oils, toners, and masks are all in. This trend will actually benefit you rather than make you wary to try it.

Layer on the moisturizer and serums for an ultimate no-makeup look. You'll be proud you took the time to tend to your skin when you can use #nomakeupselfies on all your photos.

The Wet Hair Look

To compliment that bold eyeshadow (because let's face it, it's a lot of look), you need something that's simple but not boring. Enter the wet hair look.

Just in time for the cooler seasons, this hairstyle can go with any outfit. The experts over at Cuvee have three ways to perfectly style this look using great products.

Glitter

For those into unicorns and anything sparkly, you'll get a kick of this beauty trend. Glitter is in! And it's not just appropriate anywhere, it's appropriate everywhere!

We're talking glitter eyeshadow, lip gloss, and oh yeah, glitter highlighters! Some of your favorite beauty lines have gotten in on the action---KKW Beauty, Fenty, even Huda.

But don't think you have to look like a rainbow to pull this look off. To make it socially acceptable, choose a palette that resembles nude or pastel colors. That way, you won't look like you're trying to relive your childhood.

Messy Bun

It's the perfect hairstyle that says you're effortless. It's no wonder why it's trending yet again for the cooler seasons.

And nothing has you looking cooler than ice than a messy bun paired with a loose-fitting sweater. If the messy bun has you feeling sheepish to try it, just know it can be recreated when it's not planned. Don't soak your hair with serums or creams.

Second-day hair works best as it'll have more natural texture. As you put it into a bun, don't worry about bumps or flyaways. That's the whole point of a messy bun is for it to look intentionally messy!

Inner-Eye Highlights

To give your eyes more of a pop, placing highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes will do just the trick. It adds a subtle brightness that'll draw attention to your peepers.

If you want in on the glitter trend as well, pair these two together! It's a great look if you're planning to go out for the evening or just more of a punch.

Two-toned French Manicure

While we discussed the graphic nail trend, there's another manicure sharing the spotlight. For those that love a classic nail, you'll also love the two-toned French manicure.

There's really nothing to it besides picking out two colors that complement one another. You can do pink with red or for a more sophiscated look, go for oxblood with a white tip.

Barrettes

Barrettes, comb headbands, and claw clips, oh my! The 90s reign supreme with all these heavy-hitters stepping back onto to the scene in 2018.

You'll soon be seeing them everywhere as they all made their comeback debut on the runways of Fashion Week. Style them however you'd like, that's the freedom that comes with these babies.

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