Did you know that January 31st of each year is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day? Regardless if you’re an art connoisseur, hobby painter or just a doodler, art has had some influence in all of our lives. Since ancient time art has been regarded as a significant influence in reflection upon inner selves:
We hope you take some time on this day to appreciate art and what it truly means to us as a creative outlet. Here are some ways we encourage you to fill up your heart with art:
- visit an art gallery or exhibit
- start your own masterpiece
- We’ve put together some tips on how to do so:
- add an adult colouring book as a creative outlet (offers plenty of benefits)
- connect with local artists and creative community
We hope you get your fill this national #InspireYourHeartWithArtDay! Feel free to share this day with colleagues, friends and family!
Whether you working in a customer service role or not, phone calls may still be a big part of your workday. Adding a headset to your repertoire of workplace tools could help boost your phone conversations.
Free Up Your Hands
Need to be typing/browsing something? Jotting down notes? Handheld devices can limit your ability to note down information. Flipping between hands, using your shoulder as support – all posture killers. Alternatively, a headset frees up your hands to perform tasks without limiting your ability to pay attention and participate on the phone call.
We’ve been talking about the importance of sitting AND standing during the workday. Well if you have a long phone call scheduled a headset allows you to stand up and stretch your muscles. If you’re using a wireless set you could even move around to increase blood flow!
Have to switch between Skype on your laptop to your mobile device for calls? Easy to do with a headset – whether wired or wireless, making the connection is a seamless process that give flexibility in managing multiple device calls.
Chances are, the sun sets before you leave work these days. No one likes feeling dark and closed in all day long. So, it’s time to get proactive and let the light in. After all, winter isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Get brighter. It’s important to get exposure to natural light during winter months. You could invest in a desk lamp that mimics daylight. Or you can even just upgrade your bulbs — look for standard bulbs listed as 4100 Kelvin colour temperature.
Add colour. A pop of colour — be it an area rug or throw blanket — can add major light to your grey workplace. Consider the mood your want to create in your environment. For example, purple will add a sense of calm to your space while orange will energize it.
Liven up. Plants are miracle workers indoors and out. They purify the air, lift the mood and can create a general sense of well-being in the workplace. Consider the air quality in your workplace. During the winter, it’s likely warm and dry. So look for hearty plants that will add moisture to the air without demanding much upkeep. We recommend spider plants and English ivy.