If you have a full time job, are still in school, or work from home - you know how hard it can be to get motivated and get shit done.
When I first started working from home, sinking into the couch was a super easy trap to fall into so I had to come up with ways to keep myself at my desk all day, without turning the TV on or going to work from bed.
I’ve found that creating a super clean, positive, and fun work environment makes me actually want to sit at my desk and get shit done all day, rather then being lazy elsewhere, so I made sure my work area reflected that.
Below I’m sharing some of the things I currently have on my desk to keep me motivated and keep things fun. x
Notebook + Planner //
I have both a notebook and a planner to stay extra organized.
I use my planner to jot down overall to-do’s for work, things that are coming up, anything for my blog, etc.
And then I use the notebook every morning to write out the top 7 things I need to accomplish each day, in order of priority, based on my planner.
So the two go hand-in-hand for me.
Then I cross off as I go. I also use the notebook for actual notes as well!
Having both a planner to keep track of timelines and a notebook for daily to-do’s has been SO helpful in keeping me organized.
Pens!! I used to love having different colored pens when I was younger, and I still do now LOL.
I have a ton of thin tip sharpies in different colors that I use to underline and take notes in. I color code certain notes to keep things separate.
They’re so fun! I also have pretty standard blue and black pens as well.
Plants and succulents are all over my apartment (but the fake ones, because I suck at keeping plans alive), so I wanted to have a lil pop of greenery on my desk too!
Target always has the best succulents and I also find them in the cutest plant stands.
The one I have has a gold stand with long ‘leaves’. I think it’s so cute!
Lip Balm //
I’ve talked about this balm SO many times, (and I won’t again but go to this post if you want to read more), so it should be no shock that I always make sure to keep it on my desk!
It smells amazing, and I usually just end up reapplying it all day.
Of course I also have my computer and a million cups of coffee, tea, water…all the things..haha
What types of things do you keep around you as you work? I would LOVE some tips from you guys on staying on top of everything and being productive!
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