My desk, most loyal friend thank you.
You’ve been with me on every road I’ve taken.
My scar and my protection.
– Marina Tsvetaeva
Procrastination. It’s the epidemic of the decade. Just like working-out, the trouble is not the actual work-out itself, but to prepare for it, mentally, emotionally and physically. Once you step into the gym, the rest comes a lot easier. Same philosophy applies to any kind work. Unless you have your boss breathing down your neck with a deadline, we may find it challenging at times to drag ourselves to our desks to do the work required.
I find this to be especially true for people who are in a creative field, freelancers, or those who have a side-project that is truer to their hearts than their day jobs. It is not always easy to continuously generate motivation, or find the energy to be creative after a hard day’s dulling work. You may feel like you are hitting a creative block or stop seeing the point of trying all together.
You know how buying a new pair of shoes or trying a new shade of lipstick changes your mood… Well, sometimes you have to work from outside in. Changing your work environment – and for most of us that is our desks – can do wonders in refreshing the perspective we have on our work and selves, and help us find new sources of energy and inspiration.
You don’t have to buy a brand new desk or a chair to make a difference. You can accomplish the same rejuvenating effect with small changes, and attention to detail.
Here are a few suggestions: