So I officially feel as if I am a work-space guru. I currently work for a company that specializes in transforming the average work environment into engaging, integrated work-spaces. We’ve designed and transformed entire companies. Our portfolio consists of company’s like Google, Facebook, Skype, UC Berkeley, Stanford University Medical Center, USF and Kiva just to name a few. As you can see, I’ve learned a great deal of amazing skills on how to make the best out of a work-space. I am learning more and more daily. One of my favorite things I’ve learned is that it’s not only important for your working space to be comfortable for you, but it’s just as important to have a space that looks good. I have several spaces that I choose to work in, Starbucks and outside at the park are not included. I wanted to share with you all a list of my essentials for the perfect work-space.
Clutter free, Clean Space: When I sit down to write I need the space that I am writing in to be free and clear of clutter. There is something about an overly crowded space that clouds my judgment and I can’t think straight. I get writers block thinking often. Trying to find ways to let my thoughts flow freely is a task. If the space I am working in is too crowded that task becomes twice as difficult.
Great Lighting: I typically find myself awake before the sun when writing. There is something that I love about writing and watching the sun rise at the same time. Whatever the case, the perfect lighting in the space I choose to write in is extremely important. I am probably not the only person who struggles with putting a post into words. When I run into that problem I choose to create a vlog post instead. Terrible I know, but when things like this occur I know that I am in a good space with great lighting to support whatever I am creating at the present time.
Writing Utensils: I need several pens, pencils and notebooks handy when I am working. There may be things that I need to take note of and having these essentials handy makes it easier. I dread the idea of jotting down all my notes electronically. Oh the fear of something crashing and not being backed up. I just can’t! Gives me chills thinking about it. You can never have too many notebooks or writing devices in your working space.
Comfort: So I broke down and bought a desk for my room a few years back just to be able to have options on where I work. I also discovered the value in comfortable seating in my home office as well as comfortable bedding when I don’t feel like sitting at a desk. Let’s face it, when we make the decision to work, sometimes we are sitting in the same space for hours. The idea of that space not being comfortable is terrifying. Aches, pains and tingling limbs are not the business. I do however sometimes find myself working on the floor of my room and I regret in the mornings when my lower back is on fire. This is why I can’t stress enough to invest in your working space being comfortable.
Vibrant Colors: When I went shopping for the desk that now lives in the corner of my bedroom I thought bold. What would be vibrant and still cute enough to attract me to sit and work? Pink! I am a firm believer that it is your color schemes and pallets that draw you to a specific space. Each space that I work in has a different feel and look to it; I work in a certain space depending on my mood. Choose colors, go bold. But, also consider neutral spaces to give your workspace a more zen and relaxed feel. Happy Decorating!
Keep in Mind you want:
- Color schemes that are attractive to the eye. Things that capture your attention are of high importance.
- Visuals and paintings are important to exercise your imagination.
- Comfortable furniture and candles help for relaxation purposes.
- Windows and Scenery to provide sunlight.
- Lastly and most important you want your own personal touch.
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.