When you began your booklet adventure, you were probably focused solely on your product – your booklet. But, there is another area which many authors overlook that is just as important and needs your attention – one that can either make or break your muse.
A Very Special Place
Your work area – the place where you will be doing your writing, calling and computing – should be a very special place. It should be a place where you feel comfortable, at ease, and inspired. This means that at the very least, it should be neat and tidy. A work area that is covered in papers and post-it notes will frustrate you and distract you from your work.
But, beyond having a clean work space, the area where you spend your work time should have a special appeal. This doesn’t mean that you need to spend alot of money or that you should rent an office with a view. But, it does mean that you should give some careful thought to what inspires you and makes you feel refreshed and happy.
Designing And Decorating Your Work Space
Designing and decorating your work space should be a pleasurable activity. Think of your favorite colors and try to incorporate them – maybe with a throw rug, picture frames, and your office chair. Add photos of your loved ones to your desk or walls. Find poems, quotes, and inspiring posters or photos and put them up as well. Make your work area your own.
Having a work area that is pleasing to your eyes is only the half of it, however. You should also make sure that your chair is comfortable. This is one area where you might want to spend a little extra money. You’ll be spending a fair amount of time in that chair in front of your computer. Having the right kind of chair can make a big difference in how you feel after a couple of hours of work. If the chair is uncomfortable, it will be difficult for you to focus on your work because you’ll be too focused on the pain in your back and other areas!
When You Don’t Have A Formal Work Space
Of course, if you’re just beginning your booklet adventure, you may not have a desk or even a room dedicated to your booklet adventure. You might find yourself using your kitchen table with your laptop or a corner of your bedroom. That’s ok, but the chair concept still applies! This is the one item that you must have in order to make the most of your work time – a comfortable chair!
Also, you can still create a work space that is pleasing your eyes and inspiring, even if you are working from your kitchen table. I have yet to see a kitchen without walls. Paint them a color that pleases you and decorate them with your photos and other items that inspire you. Then, later, when you have another space to use for your work activities, you can move your photos to your new work space.
Getting Out Of The Office
Sometimes, for a little added inspiration, it’s good to get out of the office. If you own a home with a nice porch, you can fix it up so that you can work from there when the weather is nice. Or you can visit a local park, or the beach if it’s close by. And sometimes, even just taking your laptop to Starbucks is enough to get your muse going.
Be as creative with your work space as you are with your writing. Make it a place that you enjoy spending time in. Make it special. Make it yours!
To your riches!
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