Does your work from home space feel like a 1990’s teen bedroom? Mine doesn’t, but for some reason, those are the images that come to my mind when I think about WFH (Work from Home) style right now. I think I’m craving a simpler time when we still had magazines to rip out and pin up, we didn’t have cell phones with terrible news bleating at us and we didn’t have pandemics to worry about.
I’ve worked from home for years and am fortunate enough to have an entire little building in our backyard for my office. It’s a former carriage house that we converted into an office and it’s always been calming for me and it’s especially so right now. I feel for people that are trying to figure out ways to focus on their work from a home that’s not at all set up for that.
Whatever you can do to carve out your own spot – clear it and then start customizing and adding your own personality. Instead of viewing this as temporary (which we all hope it is), view it as your spot for a while and take care of yourself. Put up art and photos that make you happy. When we view a situation as temporary, we don’t usually put any thought into the design of it. Good design can ease stress. Take care of your desk area now and even if it’s just for two weeks – it’s two weeks of having a pleasant workspace.
Decorate with children’s art if you don’t have anything at the moment! Jut put it up! There’s no need to worry what anyone else will think now.
I’ve had a tremendous plant craving. I think it’s my normal Springtime planting urge combined with being housebound. Even though I’ve only really been home for about a week it has managed to feel like it’s been this way for months. Some places are still open and delivering plants and if they’re not – head out to the yard to get some greenery inside for yourself. It’s time in Colorado to start forcing blooms indoors!
You can order a roll of cork and put it up near your desk. The big box retailers sell this and will deliver it to you.
Or, you can always retreat to your bed and rule the world that way.
“Gonna start a revolution from my bed” – Oasis