HOW TO CREATE A PRODUCTIVE WORKSPACE

Towards the end of last year I blogged about creating an office space in my bedroom, since then I’ve moved my desk area around slightly and wanted to do a post about how I organise my desk to keep me productive. Working from home two days a week it’s super important for me to have a separate area to work from so I can use my time productively, it’s also really nice to feel like you’re at ‘work’ too rather than just working from my bedroom, I thought I’d put together some tips on how I achieve this!

Keep it minimal: I like to keep my space really minimal and clutter free as it helps me clear my mind, if my desk is messy I find that I can’t concentrate as I’m worried about the mess rather than focusing on the work I’m doing. My room is mainly white with splashes of colour but I like to keep my desk area really in keep with my room and minimal also to keep my desk clear. 


Decorate your space: Over the last few months I’ve picked up some cute postcards from Paperchase to decorate my workspace – I tend to buy quotes or sayings that help keep me motivated. I always tend to add candles to my space, during the day I love to burn some of my favourites while I’m working as it helps me to stress less and relax, I also recently put up a heart blackboard that my mum bought me for Christmas so I can jot down any ideas or reminders. Every week or two I treat myself to some fresh flowers so my desk space smells lovely and looks nice too!


Stay organised: I keep all of my paperwork in my drawer on my desk and clear it out every couple of weeks so I can keep on top of it all and it doesn’t clutter my desk. I usually have 3/4 notebooks on the go at one time so I have them stacked on my desk so they are within easy reach – I’m a sucker for pretty notebooks too which means they look nice too. I always make sure my weekly planner is on my desk at all times as it helps me stay organised and I refer to it daily.


Add something to make you smile: It’s so nice to have ‘personal’ touches in your office space, I have a picture of me and Rob from Thailand on my desk that I love along with a buddha statue that I picked up in Thailand and some pebbles that Rob collected for me on a beach trip too. My best friend also got me a beautiful card which I have stuck above my desk, it’s always so nice to see things around you that make you smile, I feel it drives me to work harder and make myself and my loved ones proud!

How do you keep productive with your workspace? Anything I need to be doing?


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14 Comments

  1. Brittany Alana 12th April 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I'm having some serious workspace envy! I love the minimalist look and how it still has personality. Great post!

    Brittany x | Bringing Up Brittany

    • Hayley Rubery 13th April 2015 / 10:03 am

      Thank you for the lovely comment Brittany! x

    • Hayley Rubery 13th April 2015 / 10:03 am

      Thank you! Yes I 100% agree – it's great to have somewhere where you can loose yourself in your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. Heather McKnight 12th April 2015 / 5:28 pm

    Creating a workspace that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing is a must whenever you're working at home. It definitely helps to have things clutter free and organised, I'm very much like you in terms of if my workspace is a mess, my mind is mentally cleaning up! Lovely post!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

    • Hayley Rubery 13th April 2015 / 10:04 am

      Definitely agree! I work so much better when my space is clear! x

    • Hayley Rubery 13th April 2015 / 10:04 am

      Ah thanks lovely! Haha the rest of my room is not quite so tidy ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  3. Milli Grace 13th April 2015 / 9:50 am

    Ahh, I really want a home office space but I just don't have the room! One day…

    ๐Ÿ˜›

    artsandgraces.com

    • Hayley Rubery 8th May 2015 / 9:47 pm

      I can't wait to have a full office space – that's the dream! One day lovely! x

  4. Isabelle Hardy 13th April 2015 / 11:27 am

    So cute! I really need a workspace. I'm really envious that you have been able to and have the courage to take two full days a week to do your blog – I wish I could! Just discovered your blog and think it's lovely and fresh ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://www.fashion-et-moi.blogspot.co.uk

    • Hayley Rubery 8th May 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Ah thank you so much Isabelle! ๐Ÿ™‚ I find it really helps to have a separate workspace as I can stay motivated x

    • Hayley Rubery 8th May 2015 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks lovely! Same here, it's from Paperchase – they have some great ones! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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