A little bit like those what’s in my bag posts, I’m always so interested to see what’s on / in people’s home workspace. Especially now a lot of us are working from home, I find it really interesting to hear about what people like to keep close to them when remote working. So I decided to share a post myself of what’s on my desk when I’m working…
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A staple of most people’s desks I’m sure. I much prefer to write my to-do lists out by hand, rather than on an app. It gives me much more satisfaction to cross things off or place a big tick next to them rather than click a button.
I actually have two notebooks that I use, one is a bigger, messier notebook where I have my “running” to do list. This is where I jot everything down that I know needs to be done in the next few weeks. Then I have my little, neater notebook where I write each day’s tasks – only adding what I know I’ll be able to get done and make myself aware of what I need to focus on that day.
I’m trying to use a physical diary more this year. I have a calendar on outlook for work but I also have lots of tasks and meetings for my blog that I need to keep track of too.
I’m currently using a BusyB 2021 diary, with a full page for each day, which I absolutely love. I’m trying to use it for all of my actual meetings – whether it’s day job or blog related – so I can look at a day and know what I’ll be doing and when.
I say trying because I currently have quite a few pages that are just blank because I’ve completely winged it instead and lose track of everything I’m doing. I’m working on it.
Blue light glasses
A few months ago I finally – after a long while of considering it – got myself some blue light glasses.
I wanted to try some because I stare at a screen for most of my day, and they’ve honestly helped so much. Before I started using them my head just would not settle at night time and I felt way more switched on. But now I feel a lot calmer and my eyes aren’t constantly strained.
I got a pair from Quay and they cost me £40, which has been really worth it. I’d definitely recommend getting some if you’re struggling with staring at screens all day.
So yes, another must have on my desk these days.
Say no more – I love plants so of course I’m going to have one on my desk.
In my previous post about houseplants, I shared a few reasons why these green additions are so good for our homes. They’re a great thing to have in your home workspace too, as they encourage better concentration and reduce stress.
I like to have my snake plants on my desk as they don’t take up too much room and make my space look nice and quirky.
Mug of tea
My desk usually features a full mug of tea or coffee about 5 times a day – I just work so much better when I have a mug of something hot.
What better way to make a space feel warm and inviting than a candle. My favourite candle at the moment is the Vanilla Lime Yankee Candle – it just smells amazing.
What are your home workspace essentials?