Because Life’s Too Short To Sit At A Boring Desk (And Feel Like A Robot)
I spend the majority of the week staring at a grey partition wall. I don’t have to tell you that this isn’t my ideal scenario.
Like most office workers, I have about an arm’s width of space to call my own and am only allowed to exist within a small patch of desk in a long row of others. And I don’t even have walls. The highlights? The dishwater-grey wall divider in front of me and the lurid blue plastic in-trays that were quite possibly five-for-a-£1 in Poundland. (That’s being generous.)
Me neither. It’s not the sort of boringness I’d ever allow in my home, so why should I have to endure it in a place where I’m supposed to be at my most creative and inventive?
Quite simply – I’m not. I’ve decided that I’m done with the identikit office cubicle and have slowly but surely started to claim my little island of space as my own. Here’s my work in progress…
Now, I can’t do anything drastic (floor plants and jukeboxes sadly aren’t allowed), but I can add little touches to make it feel a little bit more like me and a little bit less like a doctor’s waiting room. Swapping out my desktop background (seriously obsessed with this), bringing in photos of awesome people, hanging quotes to cover more of the grey and other bits and bobs from are all helping so far.
I’m currently hunting for more small things that I can get away with, without impacting the space and without causing my manager to have a heart attack. So whilst my little desk is a work in progress, here are just some of the work spaces that are inspiring me and making me think that you don’t have to hand in your personality when you walk in the office door:
What’s your workspace at home – or office – like? And have you got any space-saving ways to make it a bit more you?