This post is all about offering home office inspiration for a dedicated writer.
I decided to write about this because…I have a wonderful announcement.
I am writing a book. It has been formulating in my mind for over a year now, and right before my father passed away I made a mental and financial investment in making my ideas a reality. I am not going to share any details with you right now, but I will share more as the time draws closer to launch my book.
I plan to finish the book at the end of April, and I have had office space on the mind! There are a lot of things that need to be aligned for me to be able to write at an optimum level, including the space.
Here is my formula for inviting inspiration while I write:
- My mind needs to be clear and positive. (Meditate and think happy thoughts)
- There cannot be a lot of outside distractions like kids, loud music and worries. (Eliminate distractions)
- I need to feel inspired by ideas or people that I have connected with recently. (Seek inspiration through reading, listening or interacting with others.)
- I have time set aside for the purpose of writing (Plan chunks of time that can be devoted to your writing goal.)
- There is someone (husband, accountability partner) or something (money) to report to. (Accountability)
- When I have a space that is bright and organized, my mind follows suit. (Prep the environment for focused creativity.) OUR TOPIC FOR TODAY.
Here are some common patterns I see in offices that I love to work in are:
- they have lots of natural light from windows
- they have a lot of color or are very simple
- they have space for books but the desk is left mostly open
- they have another place to sit and think
I am in the process right now of figuring how to set up an area of the house completely devoted to my writing. Right now, honestly, I write on sofas, beds and just about anywhere else I can sit comfortably and in silence. Our guest bedroom has been calling my name because it has wonderful natural light in the morning and it isn’t used for anything else. I will start planning and after my mom comes for her visit, I think I will tackle the project of creating an official home office for me (a dedicated writer 😉
So, enjoy these beautiful home office rooms and think about how you can set aside time to write your own history through journal writing, a letter, a poem or your own book.
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Here is to beautiful spaces that inspire us to create and give us the room to learn. Which one do you like best?