Rethinking Office Space
One of the best parts of moving is the fact that I get to reinvent my office space. For the last several years, I’ve lived in a one-bedroom apartment where my “office” is about a third of the bedroom. That has its benefits (like rolling out of bed and right into work) and its drawbacks (like struggling to separate a place for downtime from my work mentality). In my new place I’ll have a separate office, and that means I have greater flexibility.
I’m excited as I plan my new office space. I’ll have a simple standing work space when I need to get away from my regular desk. And I’ll have a big comfortable chair in there for when I want to curl up with my laptop for long writing stretches or my printed manuscripts for editing. In the past I had to go to another room for that — something I rarely do because then I can’t work without my cats crawling all over me looking for attention (sweet, but not conducive to work).
As much as I’m happy to change things in my work setup, much of it will stay the same for now, including my primary desk. My hope is that I’ll have just enough change to shake things up and just enough the same to keep me comfortable during the transition.
Have you recently overhauled your office space? What kinds of changes did you make? Did it rejuvenate you or did it take a while to adapt? Share your stories or suggestions on making the transition easier in the comments below.