The clock ticks down, your deadline approaches with taunting vengeance. Panic loams over your heart as you realize maybe a 4 hour Netflix marathon wasn't your greatest idea. With focused eyes and a slightly unsettled stomach. You set up your space to power house through your days work. Which taking into account, sleep, snack breaks, dog pets, dance sequences, and a full album tour. Leaves you with an intimidating small window of time to accomplish your work before the world comes banging at your door ready to see your new grand creation.
We can all agree that random dance sequences are a must when working on a big project, but the space that surrounds our work can be vastly different depending on what helps you best harness your laser focus.
Having a great work space that is best suited for you is important not
only for your productivity, but your over all mental and emotional outlook
on work. Here is some insight into what Raquel and I's works spaces look
like that help us to produce work that we are not only passionate about,
but incredibly proud of.
My Optimal Work Space
I focus best in neatly organized clean spaces. Procrastination is an old time friend of mine. If there is a pile of homeless papers, twisted cords, or a rouge hot glue gun. I can forget about immediately sitting down and working. My brain can not find it's creative flow if there is an unclaimed coffee mug in my peripheral. In any other situation the mug of half drank coffee or twisted up cord would not phase me, but when it's time to work I find that the least possible distractions the more productive and efficient I am.
What My Space Looks Like
A low hum of music which lyrics are unknow to me sweeps through the air because if I start singing you can bet I am about to belt out ever verse whether you want to hear me or not. My trusty reusable 32oz water bottle awaits beside me. When a snugly warm breeze hits my legs as the space heater I sit next to oscillates within my work bubble. There is not a misplaced item within sight as I work from tab to tab proudly accomplishing task after task. After a big chunk is finished I look towards the clock to see how much time has flown by and if it is time to reward my hard work with a dance break or casual scroll through Instagram. When my work is complete and my day has come to an end. I neatly pack everything up. knowing that when I come in the next day I can pick right back up where I left off, not having to fuss over the crumpled up sticky notes and sharp misplaced tacks.
Co Owner Raquel's Optimal Working Space
For someone like myself her work space is in one word: chaotic. A complete and undeniable disaster with cyclones of confusion and alluring depths of distraction. As soon as my eyes land upon the first pile of random papers with lonesome paperclips snuck in-between pages. I with a quick exhale rush to organize and to reintroduce order. The hardest thing that I have to accept is that Raquel is not a messy person because she is lazy of a slob. She is messy because her mind works better in chaos. This thought process baffles me because I can understand the statement, but I can not understand how her mind functions and produces more creative ideas when she is surrounded from all sides in an almost inescapable cluster of the most random of things.
What Her Space Looks Like
There she sits cup of coffee within reach of her right hand and some kind of assorted snack to her left. Her computer nestled on her lap as her viciously types. Occasionally shifting her focus to her iPad as she confirms from a second source. Let's pull focus 10 steps back and you will see she is surrounded by a wide array of items. Such as paper, scissors, bubble wrap, tissue paper, multiple totes, socks, sweaters, hair ties, crumpled up sticky notes, empty boxes, pens, highlighters, notebooks, etc... The list can really go on and on and I still won't be exaggerating. Although no matter how much it may bug me, I can't fault her because some of her best more ingenious ideas have emerged from that circle of commotion and disarray.
What does your work space look like?
Who's is your more like?
We would love to know the environment that helps you be the more productive, efficient, and creative self you can be.
Have A Happy Day,
Co Owner Of Thavin & Marcob
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!