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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2 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.

  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!

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