Day 8: Proekt 365


Day 8: Proekt 365
It’s taken me ages, but I’m finally happy with my workspace.

I love working from home. No long-distance commutes. No smelly, over-crowded bus / tram / metro to suffer through right along with the masses (which is what I did for years in Moscow). No need to rush out the door to make that 10 am meeting.

My commute is about a 15-m sleepy, bleary-eyed stumble, and essentially consists of walking from one end of our cozy flat to the other, whilst blindly making my morning coffee, and then back to the middle where my desk is happily sat waiting for me.

But, my workspace has not always been my most favourite place for a variety of issues. And, really, it ought to be — I spend the majority of my waking hours planted in front of it.

My laundry list of things that haven’t been right? Well…. let’s see.

The light isn’t right. My computer sucks (which it doesn’t; I’m just impatient and /or daft at moments). My desk chair is too soft. I don’t have enough space. I need another [insert non-essential essential item here]. I have found just about every reason on the planet to be dissatisfied with something at one moment or another.

Now, I finally feel as though my ‘office’ is perfect. It’s comfortable, efficient and productive, whilst also being just cluttered enough. All of the various tools of my trade are within easy reach or I can get to them easily enough. For those times when I need to ‘think’ through an issue / problem / puzzle, sufficient distractions await me and help pull me away from whatever it is for just long enough to sort through it mentally.  Most importantly, there is no tangle mess of 8003 cords. (I LOATHE those!)

Yep. I love my workspace. Hopefully, it loves me, too.

3 thoughts on “Day 8: Proekt 365

  1. It looks very cosy and inviting. I have been trying to improve my own space in Finland. I really missed my custom built office-under-the-stairs from my last house, especially as I have spent the last two years sitting on a sofa with a laptop on the coffee table (not ideal for posture or convenience).

    This year my Man’s mother took us to a furniture store and bought me a neat and compact little desk which fits perfectly by the window in our small apartment. I finally have a space that is actually for me. I can finally relax and make it ‘my space’. Currently it is home to a laptop, a coffee plant, a tea cup, indoor/outdoor thermometer and my serene little Buddha. To my left is a collection of jars, some covered in crochet, housing my hooks and knitting needles.

    I find that I like to clear the surface at the end of the day, so that my mind feels that I don’t have a pile of things ‘to do’. Simplicity can be very relaxing.

  2. That’s awesome (finally getting the space, not missing the custom-built space, which sounds lovely!). It takes time to make a space ‘perfect’ and one’s own. But, clearing it at the end of the day, or at least tidying it up is something I also try to do. I’m not always successful, but… I try. 😉

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