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A few people have asked me what my office set up is and how I’m settling into it. In case you missed the background story, I’m currently working from a furnished temporary apartment while the paperwork for our new home gets processed. (Good news, by the way: we’re approved! Now it’s just a waiting game.)
I had a hard time with this one, especially since the setup isn’t great to me, but it’s good enough to get the job done. It’s better than many, many situations I’ve lived in in my life, but it’s not home. It’s hard to be excited about a way station, you know? And Cath is right – sometimes a less-than-ideal environment is just fine for your great work.
You’ll also note the lack of guitars. That’s been one of the hardest parts for me, as I’m now keenly aware of how much playing and singing are part of my centering and grounding activities. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and more aware, it seems.
For those that care, I hope you enjoy the video!
Karl Staib says
I like how you didn’t clean up your desk to make a good impression. I learned more about your productivity habits because of that.
I also like that you talked about still being able to do great work even in the less ideal environment. I know I get caught up in trying to create a perfect work conditions only to get thrown off and not get anything done. When a person is flexible with their work environment, it’s a sign of a flexible mind.
Jane Bradbury says
I think you look really organised, and free from clutter! I could do with a bit of de-cluttering myself.
fatima da says
I agree with you its not that bad.. And your mind map did draw my attention.. great tool
Lee Miller says
Love to see “Charlie in context.” Thanks for the tour. Glad to hear that your move was great. Keep on doing Charlie–it’s a joy to hear and learning from you.
You are brave and just might have started a trend. I have had a hard time carving out an office space since we downsized. So far, I am on the couch and have commandeered the coffee table. Not ideal, but I have been able to really get a lot done for some reason.
Cheers and remember, it is only temporary.
Jimmy Will says
free from clutter, no time limit, no terms and condition, good salary, 10 holly-days in 1 month.