I’ve been spending so much more time at my desk. I know this sounds weird considering I have a dedicated office space. But here’s the thing. I usually end up working downstairs, particularly at our island, but now that Mike is working from home for the foreseeable future, he takes over the first floor. (Not actually, but since he’s on calls on and off throughout the day, it’s better for my working if I’m upstairs away from the conference calls ha!) And I’m not going to pretend like I didn’t spend the first few of months of the pandemic working from bed. Because I mostly worked from bed.
It started as a luxury… “Oh, nowhere to be? I’ll just answer emails with my morning coffee.” But then it became a habit and probably (er, definitely) not the best one. I also noticed that that one choice was bleeding into so many elements of my day. I was less inclined to work out, I felt sluggish. I got annoyed more easily by dumb work things… I think it just made me feel lazy. So while working from bed was a luxury, in excess it was not good.
Anyway. I’m back to my desk and really feeling so much better.
I try to keep my desk relatively clear of items– since I end up bringing so many things by the end of the day. (Seriously, I’ll have two water glasses, a sparkling water can, a bag of chips, and at least one coffee mug surrounding me when I’m finished with work.) That said, I love good “school supplies” to have on hand for organization and, well, motivation for organization!
Anyway, sharing some cute finds in case your desk (or kitchen table or lap desk or wherever you’re working these days) needs a little love.