The Pest

I had been having nightmares recently, of creatures skittering around me in the dark as I walked down a large, wide hallway. The walls were obscured by dark shadows, and there were no windows to let in the light of the sun or moon.

The skittering increased in volume as I walked with the immutable sense of being watched and followed. I would begin to walk faster, then break into a run as I felt the first tiny claw on my skin. Soon, I would be howling in fear and pain as I tore through the never ending hall, small skeletons of demonic creatures using tiny claws to clamber up my legs and chew on my unprotected flesh.

The dream always ended with me reaching a featureless wall, blocking my escape. Looking back, eyes wide with horror as a teeming mass of the creatures descends upon me, the last thing I would see before waking up with a start is a rodent-like jaw reaching for my eyes…

In the waking world, I began noticing small, dark clumps in the cupboards as I would make my morning coffee. In the night, as I drifted off, I would sometimes hear the skittering and jolt awake, sure that the monsters from my dreams had followed me into the waking world.

Well, as it turned out, it was a little more pedestrian than that. One morning, I woke up to hear a loud squeaking, almost a shriek, coming from the deep confines of my closet. Upon investigation, it turned out the previous occupant had hidden a mousetrap in the room, and a large, gnarled rat had found out for himself that the trap was still in working order.

Disgusted, I knew that the cause of all these fearful dreams was the scurrying and scraping of rats clambering within my walls. There was only one thing to do: call the exterminators.

Living in Grand Oaks at the time, the first result I found upon searching for  a local exterminator was Grand Oaks Termite Control, a local company that was widely praised for their effectiveness at controlling a different pest than the one plaguing me. Calling the company, they confirmed that they did not take care of rodents, but they did point me to a great company that did. They were lively and professional during the call, and I got the sense that they were great at what they did, which was confirmed by the reviews I read when searching for them:

If you have any type of termites or wood boring insect infestations, GRAND OAKS TERMITE CONTROL is the professional GO-TO exterminator company to resolve your issues. The owner, Justin Mater is a fully state licensed termite control specialist and is very knowledgeable about termite infestation and approaches towards exterminating its colonies. what I especially liked was his work ethics….they came as early as 6am in the morning (ON TIME!) to work on & treat my property….very much a NO BS straight-forward extermination company which does not mess around! If they said they will be there….they will be there to take care of your infestation problems! highly recommended!

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Extraordinary Customer Service! We have been dealing with flying insects and thought it was termites. This company was recommended, and the owner Justin totally amazed us with his genuine service – assessment and recommendation. It turns out that we were dealing with flying ants instead and he recommended a company that services that. However, to rule out any termite issues, we asked him to do an inspection. Joe and I are so grateful for the experience we had with him getting informed about insect issues!

The exterminator they pointed me towards was great at his job, but I have scheduled an additional inspection with Jason and his team at Grand Oaks. If I have one pest plaguing me, might as well check to make sure I don’t have two.

If you’re in need of termite extermination services and are located near Grand Oaks, call Grand Oaks Termite Control. Don’t wait until you’re having nightmares of your house collapsing around you, the experience is not a pleasant one.

Grand Oaks Termite Control

+16265384156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

Designing a Safe and Productive Office With Cubicles

The age of virtual, remote, and location-independent work has dawned upon the mainstream. While the American industrial revolution initiated a time where lifestyle choices were made to revolve around work obligations, the nature of work is now being dictated by lifestyle choices.

This reversal in the order of influence has had many positive and negative effects on American professionals. On one hand, it has allowed us all to spend less time traveling and commuting to work, and more time playing and laughing with our family members. However, working at home comes with its disadvantages. Many who live alone find that remote work is isolating, demotivating, and demoralizing. Furthermore, those who live with family and children may find the at-home work environment to be distracting and unproductive.

Regardless of your preference, those who have the privilege of working remotely should recognize how lucky they are to have the opportunity, as many Americans who perform location-dependent work have lost their jobs during the current global pandemic. The low-income and working-class communities have struggled the most during this time.

For those who prefer to work in an office rather than at home, this is a time to get your creative gears up and running. With social distancing guidelines still enforced for the public health and safety of the nation, it is imperative that business owners make the necessary modifications to their workspace.

A cubicle is a partially enclosed office workspace that acts as a partition for each worker. The separation allows for employees to work without the distractions of open office space. Though cubicles are often criticized for being too monotonous, the irony is that open offices are now being criticized for being too disturbing. Despite its popularity and appeal, open office designs are not the best choice right now, as they offer no barrier to ensure proper distancing between workers. During the time of COVID—19, cubicles offer the benefit of a physical barrier. A cough or sneeze can transmit the virus and infect others in an open office space, but cubicles help to physically prevent transmission. For those in Orange County, Creative Office Design offers used cubicles that may be purchased at their showroom. Cubicles can be configured to the comfort and preference of each employee, allowing for modifications of walls, desks, bins, drawers, and shelves.

Cubicles offer the privacy and comfort of a private office without the cost of renovations, with easy set-up and mobility to move or modify. The customizability makes it the ultimate choice for upgrading your office, given that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the working environment and culture.

Though the times have changed, sometimes the best solutions are tried and true. The office cubicle has been around since the 1960s as the building block of the office of many of the country’s best businesses. In the ongoing evolutionary tension between tradition and modernity, sometimes we come back to relying on simpler things in life.

If you are tired of working from home and are eager to get back into the office, consider redesigning the workspace to add safety and functionality. You can give Creative Office Design a call today:

Creative Office Design
http://creativeofficedesign.net/
+17143287627

Preventative Medicine

Keeping your pets healthy is typically managed through a good amount of exercise, weight control, and making sure they’re getting adequate nutrition. There are a number of genetic defects and parasite-induced diseases (parasitosis), however, that may cause your pets future harm no matter how healthy their lifestyles.

A lot of these diseases affect certain organs or body systems, such as the cardiovascular system. Heart worms, or parasites that invade the body and attach and feed on the heart muscles, lungs, and associated blood vessels, are a particularly deadly variant of the myriad parasites that may be making a home inside your pet.

Heartworms spread via mosquito bites, rather than through direct contact with another dog or its various excretions, meaning there’s no real way to prevent your dog from contracting heart worms if there are mosquitos in the area. The worms can grow anywhere from 4-12 inches in length, meaning that they provide a consistent and steady resistance to blood being pumped in the animal’s body.

The worms grow and mature into full adults over a period of 6-7 months, and as many as 250 or so worms can infect a pet’s cardiovascular system, with each worm putting greater and greater levels of stress on the animal’s heart. As the worms grow, the symptoms of the infection grow with them.

Symptoms of heart worms typically mirror other cardiovascular problems and may lead to believe your pet has another fatal heart disease, like cardiomyopathy or arrhythmias. As the worms mature and get larger, or more worms invade the cardiovascular system and increase the worm burden, your pet may go through a number of different symptomatic stages or classes:

  • Class 1 involves limited or no symptoms
  • Class 2 involves mild or moderate symptoms, like a consistent cough and unusual fatigue after usual activities
  • Class 3 involves more severe symptoms, like a persistent cough and consistent fatigue even after limited or no activity
  • Class 4 is classified as ‘caval syndrome’, where the worms have effectively blocked all blood flowing in or out of the heart, and is usually fatal

Heart worms can be prevented using a number of different methods, including tablets, a topical liquid, or injections. However, there are times when all of us forget to give our pets their daily tablets or ointment, and the period between switching from one preventative method to another may leave pets vulnerable to infection.

The best option available to us to ensure our pets are consistently healthy, especially when it comes to possible cardiovascular problems, is to regularly receive treatments and checkups with veterinarian consultants. For Orange County, that means scheduling a consultation with famed local cardiac vet, Carley Saelinger, the premier expert in pet cardiology.

Carley has been working with owners for decades ensuring their pets are as heart-healthy as possible, and that includes the diagnosis and removal of parasites such as the heart worm to prevent future damage caused by these virulent agents. Carley can help you distinguish between various cardiological issues in order to make the right decisions for your pet’s health and continued standard of living.

If you believe your pet may be suffering from heart disease or parasitosis that is causing issues with their cardiovascular system, give her a call. Your pet is important to you and brings immeasurable improvement to your life, and it’s time to return the favor:

Cardiac Vet

(323) 393-0616 MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292

Landscape Art

In every profession, certain individuals put such an intense level of focus and energy into perfecting their craft that the results often become near works of art in their own right. This applies to carpentry, manufacturing, and – the subject of today’s article – landscaping.

We’re all well aware of the intense beauty of past landscaping efforts in places like Versailles, but what if I told you we have some of the most interesting and gorgeous contemporary pieces of landscaping right here in southern California? Companies like Torrey Pines Landscaping Company operating right here out of Point Loma are creating some of the most complex and beautiful cultural and local landscaping projects in the world, and they have the portfolio to prove it.

Their work, which has won recognition from a number of local publications like San Diego Home & Garden, has transformed disastrous yards suffering from decades of neglect into intricate works of art. Where there were once yards consisting of nothing but some dying grass and a few scraggily trees comes a botanical paradise that takes you through a number of the world’s histories via varying architecture and landscaping styles.

Their customers also have nothing but good things to say about them – their G-page and Yelp reviews have a number of long and glowing testimonials regarding their professionalism and the quality of their work. Robert Engler left this review, for instance, on Google:

Torrey Pines is the 4th company, starting over 10 years ago, we have had for landscapers. We had two mow & blow companies, and one other professional company but weren’t happy. TP fantastic. Our site supervisor is a true horticulture expert, the employees have an educational 1/2 day every other week, we NEVER have to worry about anything and our 1 acre+ of landscaping is a joy and pleasure. They just did a major needed driveway and retaining wall replacement; they are excellent hardscape contractors as well. They asked to copy and paste the note I sent them, but it wasn’t sufficient to communicate the quality of their work.

Gary Elliott, also through Google, remarks on the company’s uniquely exceptional work:

I cannot think of another company that has performed so exceptionally. I want to credit Doug Dilworth and his team that worked with us every step of the way as we transformed our backyard wasteland into a work of art. Doug is creative professional who stands by his word and delivered as one could only hope. I highly recommend Torrey Pines Landscape Company.

Finally, Ryan S. tells a story about Torrey Pines rectifying the horror show that was their new home’s landscaping upon purchase:

“We bought a home in the Crosby in Rancho Santa Fe, and it was an ugly mess of landscaping with a design that made the front look short and covered the back golf course view.  It needed a major beautification.  
We knew we needed Torrey Pines Landscaping, and their wonderful team lead by the humble Harry Thompson.  Harry has a servant’s heart plus a special talent for landscape design.  
Torrey Pines Landscaping transformed the ugly landscaping to an awarding winning design that ended up on the cover of San Diego Home/Garden.  
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If you really appreciate great design, beautiful flowers and nature, and quality work, Torrey Pines Landscaping is the only choice!”

All crafts have their artists, and Torrey Pines fits the bill for landscape maintenance and development. If you’re in the San Diego area and are looking to beautify your yard beyond the usual mow-and-blow, give them a call:

Torrey Pines Landscaping Company

+18584541433

5560 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121

Custodial Duties

Custodial Duties

The toughest part of any divorce proceedings with families with children is the almost inevitable battle over who has primary custody. Nothing elicits more hatred and contempt and chaos into an otherwise amicable family than a custody battle that goes wrong for one of the parents.

In our justice system, it doesn’t always come out the right way. Sometimes, if one partner is able to secure a better lawyer or the judge has some sort of implicit bias, the less responsible and more vindictive parent can walk away with primary or full custody of one or more of the children.

Well, we hate to see the future of a bright child be taken away from them by the faults of our system of laws, and so today we’re going to be spotlighting one of the best custody lawyers you can find in Orange county, and perhaps all of southern California: Shuff Law Firm.

Operating since 1974, Shuff Law has seen nearly every case on the book and has the distinction of one of the best records for custody suits for any law firm in the area. This is testified to by their incredible 5-star ratings on Yelp, with many of the reviews specifically mentioning their incredible work on the most difficult custodial cases in the country.

Take, for example, Kristine K.’s review from Yelp regarding her difficult case facing her litigious attorney ex:

Highly recommend this firm. They came in late on a case I thought was resolved, but with a litigious ex who is also an attorney, I needed strong representation. Joe Shuff and Tamara Mortensen were persistent, effective, and helped resolve my child custody issues. I would definitely recommend them to any friends and family dealing with divorce or child custody issues.

Or Jeff H.’s lengthy review of their incredible professionalism here:

If you want results?  This is the firm and people that will get your Family/Divorce situation/case solved effectively, efficiently, and the best.  I used 2 other lawyers prior to coming to Tamara and her father and they completed what I needed to be done in a short period of time and without the BS associated with family courts.  Could I have been lucky with my situation? Maybe – BUT what I have learned in business is over communication, being straight forward (hearing the GOOD and the BAD), and relentless (like TAMARA was and is) is the best medicine to quell the sickness of this not so fun process of divorce.  I would AND have recommended this firm to EVERYONE on the planet.  Seriously the best people in the business and I would be more than happy to give you a personalized reference about how ecstatic I am that I was referred and used Shuff Law Firm to CLOSE my case swiftly.  Thank you Tamara for everything you did for me and my family – words cannot express to you how impressed and overly satisfied i am with all you did.  I know you will do the EXACT same for all of your clients in the future! JEFF

If you are facing a difficult custody battle and live in the southern California area, do yourself a favor and get the combined 50+ years of experience available at Shuff Law Firm. Your children’s welfare may be at stake, and we all know what we are willing to do for our kids:

Shuff Law Firm

(714) 834-0175

2107 N Broadway STE 301, Santa Ana, CA 92706

With 2020 now half over and seemingly every possible disaster deciding to occur in a single year, we shouldn’t need to tell you that insurance is more important than ever. That means insurance for your personal assets and your business, because, well, this year has made it pretty obvious that disaster can strike at any point and from any direction!

Since we focus on small businesses here in southern California, we would be remiss if we didn’t provide recommendations for those insurance providers who give your business the most comprehensive coverage possible. From our experience and research, State Farm provides exactly that and, if you want to work with the best supplier in town, Byron Galindo has gained a reputation for being one of the best insurance agents in the Santa Monica area.

A quick glance through his team’s social media reviews reveals his strength of character and the impression he makes on his clients.

Nice M. gives this testimonial after using Byron’s services for a number of items:

Very great service! I have two loans,a credit card, and insurance with Byron and I always refer people when I can. He very knowledgeable and helps a lot anytime I have a question or need to change my car or need a quote for another car(which is about every two months) he’s on it.  His staff is very well trained and always ready to help if you have a question. The Loan part was great too low rate and it gave me crazy buying power when negotiating price as well.

Alison P. gave this review on Yelp:

Such a personal, helpful person. Beyond insurance Byron helps with any other questions you may have in regards to work benefits and coverage & other spendings. He was very helpful with my husband’s disability and our auto insurance.

He also loves dogs & allowed us to bring our pup during our meeting! 5 stars for that alone 😉

Lucciana K. expands on Byron’s style here:

Byron Galindo and his team are simply amazing!! No matter the question, or issue, Byron will offer his undivided attention and do his best to meet your insurance needs. He has never failed me or my family! Byron has been my agent for over 3 years and has provided invaluable guidance. Seriously, he’s family at this point!! In addition, I, unfortunately have been in multiple minor car accidents and State Farm has always offered EXCELLENT and swift service!!! Thank you, Byron!!

Finally, Ravi Bhatia provides these kind words on Byron’s Google page:

In a boring industry, Byron has facilitated NOT boring, borderline genius solutions to solving my business insurance needs here in Santa Monica. He’s always willing to talk through hypothetical scenarios and run tests on different, creative ways to minimize insurance costs, and educate me on the bureaucratic nuances he has to deal with on the day to day. I’ve dealt with many insurance agents in my line of work, and I have not come across a more visionary person in insurance — a field that tends to attract risk-averse, don’t-ruffle-any-feathers types. Above all, though, he’s been an advocate and a friend. I’m grateful to have him in my corner.

So, if you’re looking to ensure that you’re protected from an increasingly turbulent year with no end in sight, give Byron a call. He’ll get the job done and leave you with a smile on your otherwise tired face.

Byron Galindo Insurance

(310) 823-5073

214 Pier Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

The Veterinarian With Heart

The west, in particular the United States, is becoming an increasingly pet-centric society. 67% of American households own a pet, compared to 56% of households in 1988. We go all-out in taking care of our furry friends, providing them with a level of care and tenderness other cultures typically reserve for small children or members of the family.

A part of this care involves making sure that their most important organ, their heart, is well maintained and healthy over their lifetimes. Unfortunately, heart problems are relatively common in a number of dogs, either due to their lifestyles, genetics, or even their breed.

Heart conditions usually surface in one of two ways: chronic valvular disease, which involves a leaky valve that reduces the quantity of blood that can be pumped around their bodies, or myocardial disease, in which a weakening or thickening of the heart muscle reduces the efficacy of the organ. These two conditions are attributed to a number of factors, including weight, age, and the breed of the dog. Smaller dogs typically suffer from chronic valvular disease, while larger dogs suffer from myocardial disease.

In heart disease, the best treatment is prevention, and prevention for dogs involves a lot of exercise and a healthy diet. Exercise is a given, and it’s abundantly clear that we as people also often don’t get anywhere near enough of it ourselves considering the rate at which we are diagnosed with heart disease. Taking your dog on runs, short bike rides, and walks at least once a day is absolutely essential in keeping their hearts pumping normally.

Diet is also a key factor many people tend to forget, considering how happy our dogs are to munch away on pretty much anything that escapes the kitchen table and rolls onto the floor. While they are a continually gluttonous bunch, making sure your dogs are getting food that is not too high in sodium and adding in some home made meals like ground meat and organs will make a positive difference in your pet’s health.

One of the best preventative measures is finding a good veterinarian who can screen your pet for early signs of cardiac issues. Cardiac and cardiothoracic specialized veterinary consultants can find symptoms such as palpitations and fluid build-ups early and give you the appropriate routines and diet advice to make sure you keep your furry pal for as long as possible.

Since we are a small business publication, we’d be remiss in not recommending a fantastic local cardiac specialist vet for our southern California readers who are looking for the best in show. That’s why we’re spotlighting Cardiac Vet, a veterinarian office based in Marina Del Rey who has been winning awards for their top-of-the-line pet heart care for over a decade.

From chihuahuas to great danes, Cardiac Vet will give you not only the appropriate medications and treatments, but also a full lifestyle regimen to ensure your pet’s heart is as healthy and long-lasting as possible. If you think your pet might be suffering from one of the aforementioned conditions, or if you just want a brief consultation, contact them today. Your pet may hate going to the vet, but you’ll be secure in the knowledge that their heart is in good hands.

Cardiac Vet

(323) 393-0616

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

The Contractors Breaking Down Barriers In Orange County

We here at CannGrow are absolutely, 100% sick to death of contractors. We watch HGTV with a sort of embittered mirth as the smiling families laugh together with their responsible and competent contractor who managed to get the remodeling done on time and under budget. This, friends, we consider to be the greatest sort of fiction imaginable – every contractor we’ve ever dealt with has been late on deadlines, over budget, been totally incompetent, and every combination of those three factors imaginable.

So, it goes without saying that when we are recommended a contractor, we treat it with some pretty healthy levels of suspicion. Whether we needed a contractor for our bathroom remodeling or just a quick countertop replacement, we’ve been burned so many times before! What makes these guys so different from the rest?

Well, readers, this time, it IS different. The company recommended to us – Inspired Remodels, Inc. – have truly proven themselves to be the exception to the rule. Not only are they incredible at what they do (seriously, take a look at those pictures!), they manage to be fairly priced and get the job done in a reasonable time frame!

We know it’s hard to believe, but you can take a quick look at their 5-star(!!) Yelp page and take a quick gander at what their customers and the people they work with are saying:

Johnny B., a sub contractor for the company, has this to say about them:

You want to know how to pick a great General Contractor / Designer?  Ask the sub contractors who work for them!  Marinate on that….
I own an electrical contracting company and we do remodeling projects for many quality GC’s in Orange County.  So, we have a unique and deep perspective on the quality, character, beauty, and fairness of them all.  Inspired Remodels is as good as it gets.  Joe, Jason, Colin and the team are simply a cut above with their process and attention to detail.  They push us and I love it because we want to be the best.  Additionally, I’m a veteran and appreciate process, detail, and high expectations – and a commitment to the mission.  These guys are tops.  You will be impressed and proud to share your experience with your friends.  Don’t do a remodel without getting them on your wish list.

Lisa G., a customer, gave this glowing praise:

After spending time looking for a contractor to renovate our master bathroom, laundry and power bath, we settled on Inspired Remodels and I’m so glad we did! From start to finish every single person that worked in our home was professional, considerate and communicated with us throughout the process. I am rather “particular” about things being just right and they went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. Joe and Collin were very patient with me during the selection process and Jason was responsive and made me feel at ease with any questions I had along the way. The tradesmen were all outstanding but I need to give a special shoutout to Haime and Rudy, Mark and Ulysses, for their attention to detail and the long hours they put into making our home beautiful.  Thank you, thank you! I highly recommend using IR if you have high expectations – they will be met!

So, if you’re looking for a contracting crew who WON’T leave you bitter, angry, and muttering dark words of retribution, give Inspired a call. You’ll thank us later!

Inspired Remodels, Inc.
(949) 716-1938

21098 Bake Pkwy Ste 100 Lake Forest, CA 92630

To Turf Or Not To Turf

Southern California may have some of the best weather on the planet, but it is no stranger to environmental disasters. The record ferocity of wildfires in the preceding years, while primarily affecting northern and central California, have not left our part of the state untouched: the Woolsey fire of 2018 was one of the most destructive fires in the State’s history, dwarfed only by the other massive wildfires concurrently burning through the piled-up undergrowth in the state’s forests.

One of the primary causes for these events is the high incidence of draught in the state – California, while incredibly beautiful, is highly subject to the ever-changing weather patterns in the Pacific ocean and the consistent high pressure systems moving in from the high desert to its east. This relationship between low pressure ocean systems and high pressure desert atmospheric conditions leads to a propensity for random, yet devastating, extended periods of draught, which leaves great swathes of our forests dead and the perfect kindling for massive fires to break out.

As citizens of this great state, we’ve been rather lax in our response to these dangers, choosing to utilize far greater amounts of water than the state can reasonably produce on its own, leading to greater and greater shortages in years of draught. One of the primary culprits of this water usage is the suburban home dwellers’ favorite aspect of home ownership – our lawns!

Lawns in the state can suck up more than 100 gallons of water in a year, and with millions of homes and businesses that are looking to have that luscious green carpet in front of their doors, the compounding effect leads to an ever greater demand for water on our parched state. With many unwilling to give up the aesthetically pleasing and calming effects of their greenery, what can we, as responsible residents in the great state of California, do?

One alternative that is gaining considerable momentum in areas of southern California like Orange County and San Diego is replacing your natural grass with artificial grass. A far cry from the astroturf of football stadiums in the 1970’s, modern turf is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing, with plenty of different options for texture, color, and tactile sensation.

The growth in usage is no joke – according to a Guardian article from August 2nd, 2019, “…the market is growing. Dozens of specialist firms now market fake grass as a replacement for garden lawns. UK sales surged during last year’s record summer temperatures, according to the industry journal Hortweek, while a report by Up Market Research valued the global market at $2.5bn (£2bn) in 2016 and forecasts a “staggering” rise to $5.8bn by 2023.”

As temperatures continue to rise due to global climate change and average rain fall begin to decline in parts of the world, those who desire a greener lawn may need to begin looking for alternatives. For those of us in the beautiful southern California region who are looking to take the plunge into the world of artificial turf, we highly recommend the local company NoMow Turf, who have been servicing our communities for 15 years.

A quick perusal through their Yelp and Google Review pages reveals that the company and its owner, Pat Bray, have solid reputation for honest, competent work, and the results of their installations speaks for themselves through the pictures available.

If you’re interested in helping our state conserve water while retaining the gorgeous green of your lawn, please give the spotlighted company a look:

NoMow Turf

(866) 679-4863

26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Creating A Conscious Space At Work

The human brain is fascinating. Without one realizing it, the unconscious and subconscious parts of our brains are constantly receiving inputs from external stimuli and processing that into emotions, thoughts, and actions. If you are like most Americans, you spend most of your waking hours working in a professional environment at an office. We dedicate our best hours to being at work, so that we may earn a living and provide for our families. One’s success in life and business is largely a result of one’s productivity, and productivity is a direct reflection of how well our time is spent.

There are many reasons why most employees are not operating at their optimal state: stress, fatigue, distractions, and more. This negatively affects employee and business performance, which directly impacts the company’s bottom line.

In recent years, mindfulness has been discussed more and more in world of business. Harvard Business Review found that implementing mindfulness practices resulted in “a 28% reduction in stress, 20% better sleep, and 19% less pain, as well as an
increase in worker productivity worth an estimated $3,000 per employee per year.”

We wanted to share some tips and ideas for creating a more conscious workspace.

It goes without saying that you should keep your phone notifications and screen turned off, so as to reduce visual and audio distractions. However, you should also minimize the number of tabs on your web browser. Also, try to set your email and internal office chat system to alert you for only the most urgent, relevant, and critical notifications.

Grey Laptop on Black Wooden Desk

We all have busy lives. Our minds are constantly racing, trying to do the task at hand while mentally fighting off distractions. Therefore, you should keep your desk and surroundings as minimalistic as possible. A clutter-less physical environment leads to less mental clutter.

Your office furniture should also be optimized to maximize mindfulness. If you are like most professionals, you work in front of a computer, spending most of your working hours sitting at your own desk or at a meeting table. Though most American office workers spend a lot of time sitting, their chairs and desks are not ergonomic, causing discomfort and pain. It is paramount that your office furniture allows you to sit, work, and focus comfortably.

A redesigned office can elevate worker productivity, as well as leave a strong and lasting impression with your clients. Creative Office Design offers an amazing selection of high quality creative office furniture in Los Angeles. Their catalog includes cubicles, chairs, desks, tables, reception units, dining tables, and more. Their experts can help you design a conscious and ergonomic office. We highly recommend browsing through their selection. Their 2D and 3D modelling can help you envision and budget your next workspace design project.

If you are looking to improve your workspace with new office furniture, visit Creative Office Design in LA. They hand select contemporary, modern, and traditional styles, and specialize in competitive pricing and excellent customer service. They have been serving professionals for over 25 years! Your new office awaits…

Creative Office Design
5230 Pacific Concourse Dr #105, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States