When it comes to my workspace, I’m very clear what I’m after.
I prefer quiet, tidy, simple.
This isn’t because I’m trying to be “minimalist.”
It’s because that sort of space brings me clarity. And ease.
It minimizes stress and distraction.
It helps me focus – and follow through – in a fully present way.
It makes room for receiving, creating, expressing.
At present, this means a tiny nook in our upstairs loft. My partner’s desk sits on the other side of that wall.
Is it perfect? No. (Truthfully, I miss having a door.)
But it is perfect enough.
Sitting here, I have a skylight above and windows in front and to my right. I look out at mountains, lake, trees and sky.
My desk, though small, is “me-sized” and handmade from reclaimed wood – a gift from my partner. In the recess to my left sits a shelf with favourite binders and books.
And my laptop (very much an extension of my workspace) gets a weekly edit. Files, folders, to-do lists, images, downloads and such – all receive a rigorous tidying up.
My assistant, close at hand, offers sage counsel.
What three words describe your workspace?
- Is it what you most want and need?
- If not, what three words describe your *perfect* (or perfect enough) space?
- What’s one small, simple thing you could do to move in that direction?
I’d love to hear – please share in the comments!