For me to be productive, I need to have a workspace that I want to spend time in. During the week, I spend my time in a corporate building where you have your desk pods, each comprising of a big white desk, with your stock standard work provided computer, mouse, keyboard, phone etc. At night, or on the weekends I have a desk at home with as much as freedom as I want to make it an environment for me.
Here are some ways that I help personalise my workspace.
1. BACK TO BASICS
One of the simplest ways to personalise your desk essentials is starting with the basics - your pen and paper. Get yourself a nice notebook that will make you want to use it and a pen that is easy to write with. These Typo notebooks are perfect with simple lined pages and the perfect size to carry or throw into your bag. Pens are also super important, you don’t want to be stuck in a meeting frantically writing notes with a bad pen. I personally love black ink pens, they just run really smoothly #stationerynerd.
2. BRING AN ELEMENT HOME
Incorporate something that reminds you of home (depending on your workplace or space), this could be anything such as a pen holder, a small trinket tray to hold any small items on your desk, a small plant, candle or even a print.
3. GET PERSONAL
Monogrammed items are so simple and effective. I love this Typo Buffalo Journal with my initials, it definitely makes me want to write more notes in it and it still looks sensible in client meetings. The Cotton On & Co Personalisation Shop has recently been launched where hundreds of personalised, initialed and customised products are available across Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids, Rubi and Typo. For any of you monogram fiends, this is definitely one for you and a super easy gift win for Christmas. You can check out the full Cotton On & Co Personalisation Shop here.
This post was created in collaboration with Typo.