When work gets a little too hectic, I simply look over to the corner of my desk and gaze upon my few pictures, my two paperweights and Lucky Cat.
He’s from Epcot at Disneyworld. I picked him up during our trip in 2000. This is the second desk he has lived on.
I believe that one’s work area should contain just enough personal items to make the space feel comfortable, but be sparse enough that it can all be picked up in five minutes or less in case of lay off or other employment catastrophe.
Here’s another picture of my knick knack corner.