Calm was not a word that I would have used to describe my office or workspace a couple of years ago. Words like frantic, chaotic and disorganized quickly come to mind.
I spend a lot of time at a desk, staring at a computer screen, in the dark. My office used to be a sanctuary and retreat… and then my business starting growing like crazy. Gone were the days of my desk looking like a Pinterest perfect flat-lay with coordinating tools and darling desk accessories. It was not unusual to have two or three used coffee cups on my desk at one time and not all from the same day; Post-It notes stuck to everything with one or two words of gibberish scrawled on them; or better yet, Post-It notes with unreadable gibberish words stained with cold coffee. You get the idea…
In the chaos of growing a business and working longer hours, my sanctuary and retreat began to disappear and the frenzy of deadlines, demands and chronic hustling started taking their toll. I am a lover of simplicity. Simple is good. So, as exciting as as the hustle and bustle was in seeing my dream come true, I yearned for come calm in my day. I spent so much time at work that I decided that my workday and workspace had to return to a location where I wanted to be and looked forward to creating in.
For me, it was clearing the clutter and adding some small luxurious, personal touches that created a huge shift for me. My space felt more positive and lended itself to more efficiency which, for my 100 mph brain, creates a sense of satisfaction while finding peace and stillness.
Here are a few ideas to help you hopefully bring a sense of calm and peace to your workspace or home environment:
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Hi! I’m Christi – a lifestyle photographer based in Jackson, Mississippi capturing seasons of motherhood for moms and those she loves most. I thrive within simplicity, seek to encourage others and actively pursue an intentional life grounded in love and gratitude. I’m easily distracted by home DIY videos, fresh french-pressed coffee, thrift stores and puppies. If you share a connection with these heartfelt ramblings, I would love to work with you. You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.