I hope you’re all OK. As we’re all stuck indoors more than ever right now, I though I’d share exactly how I create for myself the perfect working environment while working from home.
This all starts with creating the perfect desk space. Now, first of all I had a declutter, removing all unnecessary bits and pieces such as plants and photo frames. Instead I replaced this with some smaller bits and pieces to save some room.
A big top tip – bring some greenery into your workplace. This week’s choice is a beautiful vase of daffodils. Once your flowers bloom they create the most gorgeous, bright environment all in all, creating a pretty working environment. I also like to have a candle burning.
At the start of every day I lay out my laptop and the correct books needed for that day to limit the amounts of paper on my desk. To-do lists are all a necessity for me, whether I write them at the start of each day, or one list for the whole week. It breaks up the tasks I need to complete while seeming to make them that one little bit easier.
One tip on creating a to-do list though: make sure you add some tasks to break up your work, including of course, cake! Another thing I like to add to my to-do list is to call a friend or loved one, which doesn’t only build my mood but also allows me to check in on the wellbeing of those around me.
All of these tips allow for a productive day 9 times out of 10 but you need to remember it’s OK to not always have a productive day. Some days it’s perfectly ok to have a day of calm, allowing you to gather your thoughts and feelings for the next day.
Keep smiling and I’ll see you all next week with a blog about returning to university.