I’ve done a bit of a renovation at home this last week, which included getting my entire house re-carpeted. Not an easy task to achieve when you have approximately 325 square metres of space to play around with.
In putting the house back together I wanted to use what existing furniture I had to create a new space where I could write and think; where a summer breeze was welcome and I could wistfully look out the window and dream about my goals and aspirations for the future.
So, to help other budding writers or those keen to start the year with a new focus, here’s how I filled up my new space:
- Always good to be inspired by reading a book on a subject that you love. This gets your motivation and interest to an all-time high. I got a great book for Christmas written by Yuki Ziv entitled “Blogging your way to the Front Row”. I read the book from cover to cover within 2 weeks, and it definitely gave me some tips and ideas around how to attract more viewers, how to develop advertising strategies and how to potentially see your blog as a business.
- Set your desk up with all essential tools to keep you focused. My Goals Journal from kikki.K is perfect for keeping me on track. “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow” are the words that greet me every time I pick up the journal. My pretty and colourful notepad is perfect for jotting down ideas and I have my memo pad which means some ideas can hop into my bag with me.
- Lastly, surround yourself with items or possessions that remind you about what is most important to you. My desk has photos of my nieces and family; a plaque with a quote from Coco Chanel, a scented candle to help relax and lots of pens and paper. Plus a clock to remind me how precious time is, and to not waste a moment.