For many of us, the only things we get to see each day are cubicle walls and office furniture. Sometimes all you need to take the edge off is something nice to look at that calms your nerves and helps you relax. This tiny zen garden can do the trick, and it's super-easy to make.
You can check out the step-by-step guide over at Free People (linked below). You'll need a small shallow bowl, some fine sand or gravel, a few interesting-looking pebbles and any other trinkets that catch your eye. Just arrange them all in the shallow bowl the way you like, and keep it on your desk. The example by Free People shows a tiny sand rake from coffee stirrers to go along with the garden.
A little greenery or something soothing to look at can do wonders for your stress level, and this project is easy enough that anyone can do it. Plus, you don't have to take care of it or water it -- just leave it alone and enjoy it.
DIY Zen Garden [Free People]