My desk has always been one of the most important spaces in my home. If you would ever walk into my apartment, longing for a delicious cup of foamy latte from Coziella’s Café, you would probably find me working away at a new video or project there. Now that most of us are working from home, having an organized and inspiring work spot became more essential than ever. If you’re curious about seeing where the work happens, or you need some inspiration for your own work from home space, keep reading.
Over the past few years, I have had various home office or study spaces.I’m more of a do-it-yourself kind of person, which means I make do with what I have available. So I made an L-shaped corner desk in my apartment in Ljubljana.
Although these options served me well, I want to upgrade this area of my apartment with a CEO-approved desk I could find within my budget. I want a desk that’s big enough to use for 2 monitors, as well as leaving me with room to write in my planners, journals, and notebooks. But you know, if you’re on a budget and can’t really afford a brand new desk, make do with what you have.
Soon I will upload the pictures of how I organize my desk space, and maybe also the makeup space, but until then, I’ll write the other part of this post on how to stay organized while working from home.
Studying or working from home can feel quite difficult to do, and can make you feel very unmotivated and not productive at all. I’m sure you’d rather binge Netflix shows, but you gotta do, what you gotta do.
We all procrastinate sometimes, because the motivation just leaves our body in a way.
We are living in a day and age, that is very focused on productivity, and an illusion of control over a situation. And even in these uncertain times, in this pandemic, we still focus and try to hold on to this illusion of control. What I have realized, during the last couple of years, most people don’t even know how to relax. Even when they’re on vacation.
Even when we’re self-isolating, we want to be productive and efficient at home. We are forgetting that we’re not on this planet to just work all the time. We need to take care of ourselves, mind and body, not just hustle all the time. I think that is what the pandemic is here to teach us.
Well, that was a bit of philosophy from yours truly, but now let’s get to the how to be organized:
1. Treat your home as if it was your office, at least the home-office part
First of all, get up around the same time, you would wake up for going to work