No. 133

Creating a Home Office

When I first started my business, I was convinced I didn’t need a dedicated work space. Cafes, the dining room table, the kitchen counter — anywhere could be my work space. But after living and working in the same spot for a year, I’ve realized the importance of having a home office.

Right now, I work, eat, and mediate in the same space. Because there’s no division of space in my life, there’s no division of time. My day just runs from one thing to another. I can easily end up working from the moment I wake to the moment I sleep.

Luckily, I’m moving in a month, and in my new home, I have a room dedicated to being an office space. I’ve been putting in a lot of consideration to exactly what I’ll be placing in the room, as our external spaces are often reflective of our internal spaces. This one is going to be calm, organic, and light, a place that I can comfortably work and when I’m done for the day, shut the work away and give myself the down time I need.

Two bookcases to house my collection of books. A nice wood desk to work at. A cute terrarium to bring some nature into the room. An amethyst cluster for clarity. Some awesome arrow bookends. Fun colored binders. And of course, an amazingly comfortable chair for those long periods of focus.

And of course, there must be a spot for the cats! (Because sleeping on my computer is not a good spot.)

Do you have a decided work space for your business or for your hobbies? 

Above: Binder, Terrarium, Bookshelves, Desk, Chair, Amethyst Cluster, Arrow Bookends, Cat Bed

About brandi

Brandi is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim, a company that helps entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience. Her academic background in theatre, philosophy and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where she’s worked with Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Judy Smith, and other notable thought leaders since 2013. She is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, connect and serve people as well as for asking deeper philosophical questions and teaching others to think more broadly about impact when they create, particularly in STEAM fields.

2 thoughts on “Creating a Home Office

  1. Your new office sounds like it will be wonderful!
    I do have a dedicated workspace – a studio. The office tends to be on the couch near the studio. My studio/office is a section of livingroom, that while is awesome because it is a dedicated space, is not as awesome as it could be because it is in the livingroom. I think a separate room is in order. Is yours separate?
    The other thing is the cats. Any ideas how to keep the cats OFF the desk?! =^^= They sleep on my stuff and get cat hair all over :( Much as I love them, I don’t need them on my desk – so helpful advice from a fellow cat lover would be appreciated!

  2. I love it, Brandi! It looks like you. My favorite is, of course, that turquoise chair. I’ve always wanted a house with an extra room for an office. It’s so great you get to have that! I’m so excited to see how your space turns out!

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