Why Utilizing the Desk In Your Office is Critical

If you’re like me, just about every day of the week, you’re wondering where the time has gone. I thought a mini-break from tweeting and blogging might help me get more done in promoting our new business venture “Freelance Family“. However, what I found is that there’s always something else to fill in the free time, especially when you work from home. I therefore decided to make myself sit at the desk in my home office as if I were going into a brick and mortar office. This can be a novel idea, when you’ve worked from home as long as I have; but I’m blessed to have a home office and ‘By Golly’ I’m gonna’ use it! 🙂

Let’s face it, we’ve all been programmed that sitting at a desk equals work. From the pre-school projects we did with our parents or older siblings to the more than a decade of time spent in school; sitting at a desk typically means it’s time to concentrate our efforts on getting things done. That’s not such a bad thing. Trust me, as much as I love to dangle my legs off the side of my bed and work, when I sit in my office, at my desk, I focus more. I’m glad I re-introduced myself to this disciplined way of working, if only for the time being. 🙂 Let me know if working at your desk helps you with productivity.


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4 thoughts on “Why Utilizing the Desk In Your Office is Critical

  1. What a great blog to start off a very busy week. When I started out I enjoyed the freedom of working where ever I chose too. However I have found that as I gained more clients I have to change the way I do things. After I finished creating my home office, (I even painted and hung artwork) I found myself to be more productive. I know that when I sit down at my desk, I am here to work not surf the net, or play games, or socialize on social sites.

    My family knows that when I am at my desk I am working and do what they can to let me focus on getting things done. They also know that if I have the laptop at the dining room table or laying on the couch that I am not working and they are welcome to join me. Like you stated its a matter of having been disciplined since we were small that a desk equals productivity and work.

    Thank you for sharing another powerful blog.

    1. Teri thanks so much for chiming in!

      Yeah, it’s true about the programming of what sitting at a desk means, glad you agree. You “GO Girl” on painting and hanging art, you must share one day! 🙂

      Shilonda Downing
      Virtual Work Team LLC

  2. You are so right, Shilonda! And that’s why when I started out on my own, one of the first things I did was make a dedicated space within my home where I had all my ‘office’ stuff. This, as you rightly said, got me in the headspace of having to buckle down and be productive, far more than if I were just sitting on the couch with my laptop on my legs. It also was a sign to the rest of my family (who seem to think they have a monopoly on me once I am in their line of sight), that I am ‘at work’ and therefore not to be disturbed until I am out of the ‘office’.

    I am quite certain that if I didn’t make this physical move, I would waste far more time than I already do. . . . . . . 🙂

    Great blog, as usual, my Friend!

    1. Hi there Gillian:

      I’m with you on wasting more time than I already do! 🙂 All of us who work from home do that from time to time. You’re in good company my friend. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us Gillian!

      Shilonda Downing
      Virtual Work Team LLC

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