I think it’s really important to have a creative workspace. Whether that’s in your home, at your office or even a specific table at a coffee shop, somewhere dedicated to only creative work. When you’re creating a piece of art, a blog post, a writing sample, or editing photos, a dedicated space that you can escape to is essential.
I created one in my home because I love having all of my tools within arm’s reach. I feel like I’m much more efficient and proactive when I know it’s going to be easy to get things done. I am obviously extremely lazy.
It’s also really important to me that my creative workspace is separate from my relaxing or sleeping area because it puts me in the right state of mind to start creating. If I’m sitting on the couch working, I’m much less productive than I should be. I’m probably on Buzzfeed or on Instagram.
My creative workspace currently shares square footage with our guest room (slash clean laundry and half empty suitcases I’ll never put away room). But, every time I sit in my chair, put my big headphones on and get to work I feel productive. I try to keep my creative workspace clear and only have what I need near me.
My creative workspace and tools include:
- Macbook Pro Retina
- Apple wireless keyboard and mouse
- A 24″ Dell monitor
- A wooden box monitor stand
- This really cool mousepad (reminiscent of our Paris honeymoon)
- A journal (for all of my secrets, obviously)
- A Canon 60D with a 50mm 1.4/f lens
Most of the time my creative workspace also includes a hot cup of coffee in one of my favorite mugs (it makes a difference, I swear). In fact, most of my creative inspiration comes from a hot cup of coffee and a good rainy day. Sometimes, though, my creative workspace isn’t at my desk or any table, it’s on my bed. I don’t know what it is but every time I sit on my bed with the TV on and and a candle lit, I get shit done. Especially when I should really be sleeping. I’m literally always tired. But I at least I’m productive. But even when perfect conditions aren’t met, my creative workspace makes it much easier for me to get on my workflow.
What is most important to you in your workspace?
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