SO, SINCE QUITE A FEW OF YOU HAVE ASKED, I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE PEAK INTO MY WORKSPACE AND A FEW “MUST-HAVES” I ALWAYS KEEP NEAR BY!
I love working from home - it gives you the freedom to design a workspace that best fits YOU and it gives your schedule waaaay more flexibility (as long as you’re focused - check out my healthy habits for working from home)! Creating the right atmosphere and space for work is really important to me! So, I want to give you a tiny tour into my “office” (aka the desk in our living room) and show you a few things I like to have around me!
First, I always try to keep my desk space as organized as possible! I want to sit down there in the morning and not feel stressed or overwhelmed with TOO many things that don’t serve a purpose laying around! PS. I LOVE MY DESK! I got it at Target and would definitely recommend it!
SO, A FEW THINGS I LOVE HAVING AROUND…
EARPHONES. I love having earphones right at hand! I typically will listen to music or a podcast through the living room speakers, but every now and then I love using earphones to go FULL FOCUS MODE! And, there’s nothing like noise cancelling Beats by Dre to fully drown out everything and get work done!
I KEEP THIS LITTLE TRAY OF ESSENTIAL OILS RIGHT NEXT TO MY COMPUTER.
↑ Having all of these close by is a definite MUST-HAVE for me! Whether it’s my stress away roller, peppermint room spray, face mist, or just chapstick - it’s sooooo nice having those at arms length away! I also repurposed a wooden soap box to house them all haha!! *pro tip ;)
WATER. Hydrate hydrate hydrate!!! I try to keep a FULL cup of water at my desk at all times! I found if I can drink 3-4 of these a day I have SO MUCH more energy!! I also love adding a 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil, it makes it taste fresher and helps me drink more! ALSO, a straw!! I have a handful of these stainless steel straws, and using one makes it so much easier to drink more while sitting at a desk!
AND… GLASSES. I ordered these blue light filtering glasses to use when I’m on my computer all day! I try not to use them while editing, just to make sure no coloration is altered! But, for ALL other computer to-dos, you better believe I have them on!
↑ I ALWAYS have two notebooks on my desk! One is where I make my weekly and daily goals - it’s a space where I jot down all my ideas and cross them off to feel productive! The second one is a space where I can draw out designs and page layouts, it gives me room to visually bounce ideas around. Both of these help me really process my thoughts and make sure everything gets prioritized correctly every week!
SEVERAL OF MY HARD DRIVE BACK
UPS IN A DRAWER FOR EASY ACCESS.
EACH OF THEM IS LABELED WITH A NUMBER AND YEAR + WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT IS ON IT.
I just so fully believe in working in a space that is comfortable, energizing, and organized! I love making my desk feel like “home” and a spot I enjoy sitting at for several hours of the day! Things like having a plant on your desk, posting little inspo quotes around, or adding sentimental decor to the space are all things that make working more peaceful and easy!