What does your workspace look like?
I’ve been asked this question multiple times over the last two years. I understand the curiosity but, truthfully, I always thought that showcasing mine wouldn’t be helpful, given how basic it is. However, since I’ve started this blog, I’ve had a change of heart. After all, I write extensively about how minimalism has improved how I work, so it only makes sense that I show you where most of it gets done. Maybe, this will even inspire you to simplify your workspace? Who knows.
Anyways, let’s begin.
In May 2018, my girlfriend and I moved to a two-bedroom apartment. After living in a junior one-bedroom apartment for two years, we decided we needed a slightly bigger space in order to accommodate our dog, rabbit, and the both of us.
Since we have a comfortable pullout couch in the living room, we decided that the spare bedroom would serve as an office and exercise space. Aside from when Jayme’s doing yoga, this is what the room looks like.
And there you have it. No white walls. No motivational prints. No fancy tech setup.
While I would love a beautiful wooden desk, mid-century office chair, or hell - even just a filing cabinet that’s not super-ugly beige, these are minor dissatisfactions. There’s nothing I lack.
My philosophy is simple: function over aesthetic.
An effective workspace creates a calm and focused environment where we can do our best work. We needn’t pretend it’s more glamorous than it is.