The space we give ourselves to work in is a very different topic to that of what it used to be. It used to be a place where we sat from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and then went back home. As home is very often also our office these days, it is important to surround ourselves with things that are important to us and help us strive to achieve our best or maybe to have things that make us feel peaceful and restful when our day is getting the better of us.
I am in a fortunate position in as much that I can still come into the office but find myself spending more and more time here so it needs to be a positive place for me. Everyone has an opinion on this, some like to have quotes scattered around the place, some have peaceful and serene pictures and some go for the weird and wacky.
My main loves are my family, sport and music – hence the decor in my office. I have a picture up on my wall next to me that my daughter drew when she was very young and said she missed me (not so much now she is a teenager!) and photos of both kids on my desk. The Newcastle memorabilia is always there to ground me if I get carried away and the music / boxing stuff is there to lift me up!
What have you got in your workspace to keep you going?