Golly it’s been a while since my last behind the screen post! Perhaps that has something to do with a lack of the above?! I’ve actually had this post in mind for a while as it’s a something I get asked about a lot when people find out I work for myself, from home. I think the automatic curiosity is how do I even get going with work day to day? Surely I’m just sat at home on the sofa in my pjs fighting and failing to avoid Netflix? Read more
Our studio workspace is without doubt the most revolutionary addition to our lives since moving. Ever since I quite my job and started my business full time I’ve been working from the dining room table. I’m sure there are many out there that can empathise with this newbie struggle, although when I was doing it I felt like I was the only one who didn’t have a lovely designated workspace, or even just a desk!! In our old teeny or shall we say ‘cosy’ flat, we had to make the choice between a dining table or a desk for me. There honestly wasn’t room for both and with us really valuing having people into our home for meals, it wasn’t really a choice.
I’ve said it before and it’s true, I really do love organisation DIY projects. Maybe it’s because life feels so hectic most of the time that any small ways I can help curb the crazy is very welcome. This project can help you organise any part of your home really but my initial thoughts were for my art supplies. They’re always in need of a tidy, especially when they’re also always increasing! Just to throw another idea out there, you could also use it for mail. Perhaps one pocket for ‘keepers’, one for ‘unread’ and one for ‘action’. I could go on but I won’t bore you.
When I first started woking from home I immediately notice I had back ache and a cricked neck. There wasn’t too much detective work required to pin it down to the very rigid, uncomfy dining chairs we had. I was working at the dining table and therefore I’d just sat on what was already there. Bad move. Then I got myself a cheapish Eames style chair, in many ways similar to the the chair pictured and it did make quite a big difference. However recently I was gifted with this beautiful upgrade from Habitat and ever since I’ve been revelling in the sheer comfort factor. It made me realise just how rickety my old chair was. The Jerry chair back is also slightly more upright which sets me at better angle for hours in front of a screen. I’m sure sitting really upright is more conducive to working harder. That’s probably a scientific fact or something but don’t quote me. There’s also a delightful padded cushion built in! It’s stylish and practical which is what anyone’s after right? I’m never going to be someone who buys myself a bulky office chair on wheels so this one brings me to my sweet spot.
I’m loving my Jerry chair especially when I added up how much time I spend sitting each week. I was pretty shocked! Plus I obviously double it up for dining so we don’t have any extra chairs clogging up our little flat.