We are delighted to welcome Thom Watson from ManFace to tell us more about his clean & functional workspace.
We recently asked over 2,000 freelancers and business owners on their work-life balance, providing a fascinating picture of entrepreneurial working patterns in the UK.
As part of the survey we have been speaking with some of the the UK's most loved blogs to discover how to create a workspace that works for you. So without further ado, over to Thom..
I like a lot of space, I’m honestly not organised enough to work on a single small desk as I’d just end up buried beneath a mountain of products, post and press releases.
If I can spread out and see everything, I’m happy! I call my working ethos – creative chaos.
Everything has it’s place and there’s almost nothing on my desk that isn’t functional or has some purpose – I try and make my workspace as distraction-free as possible.
Ensuring I have constant access to the internet is key to my business and that’s why there’s always a surplus of cables, chargers, battery packs and things with screens all bleeping, flashing and chirping away.
I like things to be clean, relatively well organised, and calm – actually that’s a lie, this doesn’t reflect my personality at all!
I’m a stress-head and often find it difficult to keep organised, therefore I keep my workspace clean, tidy, and well-structured in an attempt to force myself into strict organisation. A clean workspace creates a clean mind.
Well, I don’t think anything will ever keep me calm, but having everything I need on hand, organised and where it needs to be when I need it – at least stops me stressing more than I already do.
In terms of keeping focused, I can’t deal with nothing around me, I need things to stimulate sight, sound and smell. I’ll always have a candle burning on my desk and be surrounded by skin care products and press releases. By keeping my senses occupied, it prevents my mind from wandering and keeps all the head-chatter to a minimum.
I cannot stress how important it is to create a workspace that suits you, rather than what you think a workspace should be.
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